About Jordan Cunningham
Jordan Cunningham is a former prosecutor, a taxpayer advocate, a dedicated husband and father, and a local businessman and attorney. He lives in Templeton with his wife Shauna and their four children.
Jordan believes in expanding opportunity for our residents, to enact policies that keep our community safe and prosperous, and to fight for the interests of hard-working families and taxpayers.
Born and raised on the Central Coast, Jordan learned the middle-class values of hard work, integrity, and dedication to community. He developed a passion for public service at a young age. After losing his brother in a tragic car accident, he watched his parents work tirelessly to strengthen teen driver safety laws. This experience forged his lifelong interest in public policy and the lawmaking process.
After graduating from Atascadero High School, Jordan attended Point Loma Nazarene University, receiving his bachelor’s in physics with honors. He then served as a Senate Fellow in the California Legislature, working for the Senate Minority Leader on policy and legislation.
Jordan obtained his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley. While in law school, he volunteered as a high school football and baseball coach. After graduation, Jordan worked in Washington D.C. as an attorney in private practice, a federal law clerk, and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Desiring to serve the public and return home to raise his children, Jordan became a Deputy District Attorney in the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. During his time as a Deputy DA, Jordan prosecuted a wide variety of crimes – including fraud, assault, domestic violence, and environmental crimes – compiling a stellar trial record. He now represents individuals, families, and local businesses as the owner and founder of Cunningham Law Group.
Jordan is dedicated to serving our community. He was elected to serve on the Board of the Templeton Unified School District. For years he has volunteered as a coach for youth baseball, soccer, and flag football—and strongly believes in character-building through participation in sports. He is the former President of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to taxpayer education and advocacy for fiscal responsibility in government.
These experiences motivated Jordan to run for State Assembly, guided by his core beliefs that taxpayers need an advocate in Sacramento and that we need to expand opportunity for working families on the Central Coast and all of California.