|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE||Contact: Matt Rexroad|
|February 9, 2015||Phone: (916) 648-1222|
Local Leader Announces Campaign To Replace Termed-Out Achadjian For Assembly
Templeton, CA— Today, former Deputy District Attorney and Templeton Unified School District Trustee Jordan Cunningham announced his candidacy for California State Assembly. Cunningham will look to represent the San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara County communities within California’s 35th Assembly District, and replace the termed-out Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian.
When asked about his decision to run, Cunningham said, “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. As our next Assemblyman, I’ll provide a voice for the region that I have always been proud to call home.”
Born and raised on the Central Coast, Cunningham developed a passion for public policy at a young age and has used both his education and experience to benefit those around him. Immediately after receiving his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley, he worked as an attorney in private practice, a federal law clerk, and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice.
Desiring to serve the public and return home to raise his children, Cunningham became a Deputy District Attorney in the San Luis Obispo County District Attorney’s Office. During his time as a Deputy DA, he prosecuted a wide variety of crimes – including fraud, assault, domestic violence, and environmental crimes.
Cunningham’s work inside the courtroom, as well as his dedication to the community, has been recognized throughout the years. Nothing demonstrates his ability to provide commonsense leadership more than the number of regional leaders backing his campaign.
Already, Cunningham has received endorsements from local business owners, public safety leaders and numerous elected representatives, including: San Luis Obispo County District Attorney Dan Dow, Supervisors Debbie Arnold and Lynn Compton, as well as Atascadero Mayor Tom O’Malley, former-Mayor Ray Johnson, and Santa Maria Councilwoman Etta Waterfield.
“I have known Jordan for decades,” said San Luis Obispo County Supervisor and Chair of the Board Debbie Arnold. “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.”
In addition to serving as a Trustee for the Templeton Unified School District, Cunningham is the President of the Central Coast Taxpayers Association, a nonprofit group dedicated to taxpayer education and advocacy, and a volunteer for local youth organizations.
To learn more about Jordan Cunningham, visit: www.JordanCunningham.org