SantaMariaTimes.com | November 1, 2016 –
I am a father of four, a small business owner and attorney, local school board member, and a Central Coast native. I am running for state Assembly, 35th District, because I care about the future of our community and want to see kids have the same opportunities I had growing up in this area.
To make that reality, we need to enact policies that help small businesses grow jobs, that keep our communities safe, and that strengthen our schools.
Public Safety: While crime rates across the nation are on the decline, California is trending in the wrong direction. In California, violent crime has risen by 10 percent in just one year while property crime has increased by 8 percent.
I am a former Deputy District Attorney who has personally put criminals behind bars. District Attorney Dan Dow, Sheriffs Ian Parkinson and Bill Brown, Crime Victims United, and a host of public safety professionals and organizations all support my campaign. I will work with our public safety leaders and help provide the resources necessary to keep our communities safe.
Education: Education is the key to our children’s future. Public school funding is the largest program in the state budget – accounting for more than 40 percent of the state’s General Fund. Serving as a trustee on my local school board, I have seen firsthand how the state often takes a top down approach to education instead of allowing for local control.
In the Assembly, I will advocate for smart reforms like enhancing career and technical education, more affordable college, and increased accountability across our public education system. I am proud to be supported by the California Teachers Association, the California Charter Schools Association, and many local education leaders. They know I will work to improve California’s education system.
Small Business Job Growth: A job represents opportunity, dignity, and income. But Sacramento special interests are responsible for creating a regulatory system that has driven thousands of jobs from our state and made life difficult for small businesses here on the Central Coast.
I am the former President of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association. I have been endorsed by the California Small Business Association and the National Federation of Independent Business. I’ll use my experience in the legal system and the business community to curb lawsuit abuse and excessive regulation that is harming the working class in California.
The bottom line is that the numbers do not lie. Those in charge have created a system that often does not work for us. I’m ready to serve you. I’m ready to change the status quo and to fight for common sense solutions.
I am Jordan Cunningham, and I would be honored to have your vote for state Assembly. Together we will do great things for the Central Coast.