Dawn Ortiz-Legg announces run for Katcho’s seat

November 19, 2015

Dawn Ortiz-Legg, a contractor with First Solar, announced her candidacy for the California State Assembly on Thursday.

Democrat Ortiz-Legg joins Republican Jordan Cunningham in a race for the 35th Assembly District seat currently held by Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian. Achadjian is running for an open seat on the 24th District of the U.S. Congress.

Ortiz-Legg currently serves on several local boards and commissions including the Board of Directors of the San Luis Obispo County Economic Vitality Corporation, the Citizens Transportation Advisory Committee of San Luis Obispo Council of Governments, the San Luis Obispo International Film Festival and the Cuesta College Sustainability Center.

“Jobs, infrastructure and housing are critical components to a healthy economy for Central Coast businesses, workers and their families,” Ortiz-Legg writes in her announcement. “This district needs an advocate who understands the delicate balance between growth and protecting our natural resources, but also has real experience expanding businesses in California.”

The 35th Assembly District includes the communities of Arroyo Grande, Atascadero, Grover Beach, Guadalupe, Lompoc, Morro Bay, Paso Robles, Pismo Beach, San Luis Obispo and Santa Maria.



  1. Ugluk says:

    Is this the same Dawn Legg with Code Pink who was always on Dave’s show during the Bush administration decrying the war and giving us a running bodycount? Y’know, it’s weird but I haven’t heard from her much now that a D’s in office. Must be because Obama has achieved world peace, thus justifying his Nobel.
    Or maybe it’s what Downtown Bob said. Hard to tell, really.

    (3) 3 Total Votes - 3 up - 0 down
  2. Pelican1 says:

    I guess she feels she’s got a “legg” up on all her opponents including the the largest concentration of endangered species in California located on the Carizzo Plains.
    Hypocrisy and politics definitely walk hand in hand.

    (6) 10 Total Votes - 8 up - 2 down
  3. tidepool says:

    for someone with so many skeletons in their closet, running for public office seems like a very bold more

    (11) 17 Total Votes - 14 up - 3 down
  4. hijinks says:

    More greenwash of pro-busines, pro-development candidates? Like Rivoire, the fake-green bikey guy who promotes the profligate destruction of SLO by awful developments and car traffic? That Economic Vitality connection is a huge red flag for anybody who thinks this gal is more than a shill for the homebuilders.

    (6) 18 Total Votes - 12 up - 6 down
  5. Citizen says:

    Getting a job as a public relations person for First Solar, doesn’t make one an environmentalist or a job creator. That’s really weak.

    (2) 26 Total Votes - 14 up - 12 down
  6. Rich in MB says:

    Might as well vote for Bernie Sanders…..

    (5) 23 Total Votes - 14 up - 9 down
    • hijinks says:

      Bernie at least means what he says, and doesn’t greenwash a brown record. Do you not value truth over fabrications?

      (3) 19 Total Votes - 11 up - 8 down
  7. Downtown Bob says:

    Dawn seems to have quit going on the radio to protest the war as soon as W was out of office? Core values or politics….thinking politics. Environmentalist except when it comes to collecting a paycheck from a company that destroyed a large portion of the carizzo plains by placing panels and gravel over huge portions of the valley floor.

    (12) 50 Total Votes - 31 up - 19 down

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