|Member of the California State Assembly|
from the 35th district
|Assumed office |
December 5, 2016
|Preceded by||Katcho Achadjian|
|Born||December 6, 1977|
San Luis Obispo County, California
Jordan Cunningham (born December 6, 1977) is an American politician representing the 35th district in the California State Assembly. Elected as a Republican in November 2016, Cunningham's district encompasses San Luis Obispo County and portions of Santa Barbara County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was a school board trustee for the Templeton Unified School District.
Born and raised on the Central Coast, Cunningham attended Atascadero High School, and after graduation, was accepted to Point Loma Nazarene University, where he graduated with honors in the area of Physics. After receiving his bachelor’s, Cunningham earned his law degree from the University of California, Berkeley School of Law (Boalt Hall).
After passing the bar, Cunningham and his wife moved to Washington D.C. He worked in a number of capacities, including: an attorney in private practice, a law clerk to federal judges, and an attorney for the U.S. Department of Justice. Following this, Cunningham became a Deputy District Attorney for the County of San Luis Obispo. He continues practicing law as the co-founder of the Cunningham Law Group.
In 2014, Cunningham was elected to serve on the Board of the Templeton Unified School District. He served there until his election to the State Assembly.
Assemblyman Jordan Cunningham and his wife, Shauna, live in San Luis Obispo County where they are raising their four children.
2016- 2017 California State Assembly
In 2016, Assemblyman Cunningham was appointed Vice Chair of the Assembly Committee on Rules as well as Vice Chair the Assembly Judiciary Committee. Since then, Cunningham has been appointed to the committees on Ethics, Business and Professions, and Utilities and Energy. During his first weeks in office, Cunningham was selected to serve on the Special Committee on the Office of the Attorney General, an ad hoc committee designed to oversee the Governor's appointment of the Attorney General. He also serves on the Joint Legislative Committee on Climate Change Policies.
Assemblyman Cunningham's work in the Legislature includes his role on the Select Committee for: Career Technical Education and Building a 21st Century Workforce, the Census, Cybersecurity, Housing Affordability for the Middle and Working Class, Rail, and Streamlining Services for Victims of Interpersonal Violence.
Cunningham's key issues include Career Technical Education, Human Trafficking, Small Businesses Advocacy, and the repair of roads and highways.
In the State Assembly, Cunningham sits on key committees including: Ethics (Co-Chair), Judiciary (Vice-Chair), Rules (Vice-Chair), Business and Professions, and Utilities and Energy.