Four public safety groups endorse Katcho Achadjian

Four major public safety organizations are backing San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Katcho Achadjian in his bid to replace Sam Blakeslee in the state Assembly's 33rd District.

Achadjian has received endorsements from the California Association of Highway Patrolmen, California Professional Firefighters, CDF Firefighters and the California State Firefighters' Association.

The groups praised Achadjian for "an unparalleled record of commitment to public safety" during his 12 years as a county supervisor.

Achadjian is running in the June 8 Republican primary against former Santa Maria Planning Commissioner Etta Waterfield, San Luis Obispo financial planner Matt Kokkonen and Paso Robles City Councilman Fred Strong.

Santa Maria City Councilwoman Hilda Zacarias is the lone Democrat in the race. Arroyo Grande resident Paul Polson is running as a Libertarian.

For additional information about Achadjian's stand on the issues, visit katchoforassembly.org.