|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Jordan Cunningham
|October 27, 2016||Phone: 805.391.7474|
Labor and business groups endorse Cunningham for Assembly
Templeton, CA— Templeton, CA— Business owner Jordan Cunningham, who is a candidate for the state Assembly representing San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, has made it a priority to help grow businesses and jobs in California – a state that has one of the worst-rated business climates in the nation. As a result, Cunningham’s campaign has attracted support from both business groups and labor organizations.
“The National Federation of Independent Business is excited to endorse Jordan Cunningham for State Assembly,” said Tom Scott, NFIB/CA State Executive Director. “As a small business owner, Jordan understands the challenges our members face every day. We have full confidence he will fight for small business values and bring common sense leadership to Sacramento.”
Also on board is the California Small Business Association. “Jordan has shown a deep commitment to the small business community,” said CSBA President Betty Jo Toccoli. “He will support policies and reforms that help business owners keep their doors open and create more jobs.”
On the labor side, the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters has also endorsed Cunningham’s campaign for Assembly. As the largest council in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters, the Southwest Regional Council represents more than 65,000 carpenters in six states.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters,” said Cunningham, “and look forward to partnering with them in an effort to highlight the importance of trades such as carpentry, while increasing job opportunities throughout the Central Coast.”
Cunningham said he’s also pleased to have the support of so many business groups, includng the San Luis Obispo County Cattlemen’s Association PAC and the California Medical Association PAC.
“Ask any small business owner and they’ll tell you the same thing: We need to streamline regulations and make it easier to start and grow businesses in California,” said Cunningham. “Small businesses are the backbone of a strong, healthy economy – both here on the Central Coast and throughout the state. An accumulation of onerous regulations has increased the cost of doing business in California and made life harder for small business owners.
“For example, California is one of the few states to award monetary damages for minor, technical violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act, like putting a sign in the wrong place, even when there is no actual harm to the plaintiff. The SLO Tribune published an article about a convicted sex offender in Arizona who has filed over 250 ADA lawsuits up and down the state, including six against our local businesses here in San Luis Obispo.
“Awarding money for such suits encourages abuse of the system, costs jobs and does nothing to help the people the laws are meant to protect. We need to reform laws that provide a profit-incentive for predatory lawsuits. If elected, I’ll use my experience in the legal system and the business community to work to end lawsuit abuse and excessive regulation that is harming the working class in California.”
A former deputy district attorney, Cunningham is the owner and co-founder of Cunningham Law Group. He is also the former president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association and a current Templeton Unified School District Board Member.
To learn more abut Jordan, visit www.jordancunningham.org