Jordan Cunningham announces run for Katcho’s seat
February 10, 2015
Former San Luis Obispo County deputy district attorney and Templeton Unified School District Trustee Jordan Cunningham announced his candidacy for California State Assembly. Cunningham is seeking to replace the termed-out 35th Assembly District Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.
“I have kept criminals off our streets and our families safe,” Cunningham said. “Each day, I stand up for taxpayers and work to defend local residents and business owners. As our next Assemblyman, I’ll provide a voice for the region that I have always been proud to call home.”
Born and raised on the Central Coast, immediately after receiving his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, he worked as an attorney in private practice, a federal law clerk, and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Cunningham has received endorsements from local business owners, public safety leaders and numerous elected representatives, including: San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow, Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton, as well as Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley, former-Mayor Ray Johnson, and Santa Maria Councilwoman Etta Waterfield.
“I have known Jordan for decades,” said San Luis Obispo County Supervisor and Chair of the Board Debbie Arnold. “He has always demonstrated a commonsense approach when tackling the issues facing our region and our residents. As our Assemblyman, he will be an asset to the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara communities that he represents.”
In addition to serving as a Trustee for the Templeton Unified School District, Cunningham is the President of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to taxpayer education and advocacy, and a volunteer for local youth organizations.