Paso Robles Daily News | February 11, 2015 –
Templeton Unified School District Trustee Jordan Cunningham, a Republican, announced his candidacy for California State Assembly District 35, a seat that Katcho Achadjian will vacate at the end of his term. Achadjian is currently halfway through his final term. The seat will be on the primary ballot in June 2016.
“I have kept criminals off our streets and our families safe. Each day, I stand up for taxpayers and work to defend local residents and business owners,” Cunningham said about his bid for the seat. “As our next Assemblyman, I’ll provide a voice for the region that I have always been proud to call home.”
Cunningham was born and raised on the Central Coast. After he graduated from Atascadero High School, he got his bachelor’s degree in physics at Point Loma Nazarene University in 2000 and then earned his law degree from the University of California Berkeley in 2004 and he worked as an attorney in private practice, a federal law clerk, and an attorney for the United States Department of Justice.
He decided to return to San Luis Obispo County with his wife, Shauna, to raise their four children and to serve the public as a deputy district attorney from 2010 to 2013. Since then, he’s gone on to represent individuals, families, and local businesses at the private law firm Adamski, Moroski, Madden, Cumberland & Green. He is also the president of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to taxpayer education and advocacy, and volunteers for local youth organizations. He was elected to the Templeton school board in 2014, his term ends in 2018.
According to a press release issued by Cunningham’s campaign, he has received endorsements from local business owners, public safety leaders and numerous elected representatives, such as SLO County District Attorney Dan Dow, Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton, Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley, former Atascadero Mayor Ray Johnson, and Santa Maria Councilwoman Etta Waterfield.
“I have known Jordan for decades,” Arnold said. “He has always demonstrated a commonsense approach when tackling the issues facing our region and our residents. As our Assemblyman, he will be an asset to the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara communities that he represents.”
To learn more about Jordan Cunningham, go to www.JordanCunningham.org.