Local lawmakers on maverick list
October 30, 2012
Two Republican state lawmakers from San Luis Obispo County are among the party’s most independent members, according to an analysis of voting records by the Sacramento Bee.
Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian (33rd District) and Sen. Sam Blakeslee (15th District) were on a list compiled by the newspaper of 15 lawmakers whose votes have most often veered from party wishes. However, the analysis also showed that “even the most independent legislators” voted contrarily only 10 percent of the time.
While many state lawmakers on the election stump are emphasizing their interest in working in a bipartisan manner once they get to Sacramento, the record suggests those splits from partyline votes will be infrequent.