SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Today, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham (R-San Luis Obispo) announced that he has been endorsed by the Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters (SWRCC), the union representing more than 55,000 carpenters in the Southwestern United States.
“Jordan has a proven ability to work across the aisle to get things done for our state’s working class,” said Scott Zimmerman, SWRCC Representative. “Central Coast students are better off because of Jordan’s work to expand Career Technical Education programs in our K-12 schools, and we appreciate his ability to build a consensus across the political spectrum on some of our region’s most critical issues. Our local carpenters are proud to stand with Jordan in his reelection campaign”
Cunningham also received the endorsement of the Carpenters in 2018.
Since spending time on the Templeton Unified School Board, Cunningham has led the charge to fully fund Career Technical Education (CTE) programs throughout K-14 schools. In 2018, Cunningham worked across the aisle to get hundreds of millions of dollars in state funding for the Career Technical Education Incentive Grant (CTEIG), a matching grant that incentivizes local investment in K-14 trades programs.
Expanding Career Technical Education in our state’s K-14 system will allow high school and community college graduates to find high-paying jobs in some of the country’s most in-demand jobs. Over the next few years, it is projected that more than 30 million jobs in the trades will be open as a result of baby boomers retiring. According to an Associated General Contractors survey, 74% of contractor firms predict a shortage of qualified workers.
After graduating from Atascadero High School, Cunningham graduated from Point Loma Nazarene University with a degree in physics. He then obtained his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley.
Prior to serving in the Assembly, Cunningham served as a deputy district attorney in SLO County, and on the Templeton Unified School Board. He owns a small business with his wife Shauna, and enjoys coaching youth sports and raising their four kids.
To learn more about Jordan, visit www.JordanCunningham.org.