California group names Achadjian legislator of the year
February 28, 2015
The California Special Districts Association has named Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian the 2014 state legislator of the year. [Lompoc Record]
Achadjian received the award because of his nonpartisan spirit, support of local control and close work with special service providers, a CSDA spokesperson said. Achadjian has worked closely with agencies that provide water, fire protection, health care, park maintenance and other services, according to the CSDA.
The Central Coast assemblyman represents the 35th District, which includes San Luis Obispo County and Northern Santa Barbara County. He served as a San Luis Obispo County Supervisor prior to becoming elected to the Assembly in 2010.
Achadjian accepted the CSDA award Friday night in Avila Beach. He said that as a former county supervisor, he understands that counties’ needs can vary greatly.
In 2016, Achadjian will term out of the Assembly. The Republican lawmaker has announced no plans to run for a California Senate seat, and the district in which he resides was recently redrawn to favor Democrats.