The San Luis Obispo County Deputy Sheriff’s Association announced it has endorsed Assemblyman Katcho Achadjian for Congress.
Achadjian is a candidate for the 24th congressional district, which covers San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties, and part of Ventura County. U.S. Rep. Lois Capps will retire from the seat in 2016.
Achadjian is in his third term in the state Assembly, representing the 35th district that includes San Luis Obispo County. He previously served on the county Board of Supervisors.
Other announced candidates for the 24th district congressional seat are Santa Barbara County Supervisor Salud Carbajal, San Luis Obispo farmer Bill Ostrander and Santa Barbara Mayor Helene Schneider — all Democrats — and Republicans Justin Fareed, a 2014 candidate for the seat.