U.S. Rep. Kevin McCarthy endorses Mike Zimmerman

San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors candidate Mike Zimmerman has picked up the endorsement of North County congressional Rep. Kevin McCarthy in his bid to succeed Katcho Achadjian in the 4th District.

The district includes Arroyo Grande, Oceano and Nipomo and stretches north through Edna Valley into southeastern San Luis Obispo.

"Mike Zimmerman stands out as a principled common-sense conservative that will apply conservative principles to solving the challenges that face San Luis Obispo County, " according to McCarthy, R-Bakersfield. "I ... look forward to working with him to grow our local economy."

Zimmerman's opponents are Arroyo Grande City Councilman Jim Guthrie and Paul Teixeira, a member of both the county parks commission and the Lucia Mar school board.

Achadjian is leaving the post after 12 years to run for state Assembly.