SAN LUIS OBISPO, CA – Today, Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham announced that he has received the endorsement of Democrat Arroyo Grande Mayor Caren Ray Russom.
“As our Assemblyman, Jordan has been a strong, independent voice who works hard for all the people he represents. He is unafraid to cross the aisle and stand strong for working families and to help cut red tape for us at the state level. Time and time again he has shown that he will put people over partisan politics,” said Mayor Ray Russom. “I have personally worked effectively with Jordan over the years, and we both firmly believe in endorsing people who reflect the values of collaboration and cooperation in government, regardless of party. I am proud to support Jordan’s reelection.”
“This election isn’t going to be about partisan labels, it’s going to be about fighting on behalf of the Central Coast,” said Cunningham. “I am grateful for Mayor Ray Russom’s endorsement, and look forward to continuing our work together on behalf of the Central Coast’s working families.”
Since he was first elected to the Legislature in 2016, Cunningham has coauthored more than 350 bills authored by Democrats and has established himself as one of the most bipartisan legislators in the Assembly.
Cunningham has become an independent leader on some of our state’s most pressing issues. He has led the charge to protect our right to privacy, introduced the toughest anti-teen-vaping bill in the nation, fought to hold bad actors in our police departments accountable, and was one of the few Republicans to support an expansion of the California Paid Family Leave Act in order to provide new mothers with an additional two weeks of paid maternity leave.
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