Achadjian Announces!





Contact: Ross Buckley

April 16, 2015                                                                                                  (805) 674-8667



Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian to Announce

Bid For Congress

Will run as a Republican candidate for the 24th Congressional District
SANTA BARBARA - Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian, three-term Assemblyman and former San Luis Obispo County Supervisor, will be launching his campaign for the 24th Congressional District. A proud resident of the 24th Congressional District for over 40 years, Achadjian is familiar with the issues facing the community and as an Assemblyman has consistently represented his constituents and advocated on their behalf.


WHEN:          11:00 a.m., Friday, April 17, 2015


WHERE:        Santa Barbara County Courthouse – Sunken Gardens

1100 Anacapa Street (East Side)

Santa Barbara, CA 93101


WHO:             Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian
Community members and supporters
Brooks Firestone, Former Assemblyman and Santa Barbara County Supervisor

                        Steve Lavagnino, Santa Barbara County Supervisor

Frank Hotchkiss, Santa Barbara Councilmember

Mike Stoker, Former Santa Barbara County Supervisor

Dan Secord, Former Santa Barbara Councilmember and Coastal Commissioner



WHAT:          Assemblymember Katcho Achadjian will announce his candidacy for the 24th Congressional District.

Santa Barbara City College: Ebenstein and Worthen Debate!

Join the Santa Barbara Republican Central Committee members at the upcoming monthly meeting March 18th to hear Lanny Ebenstein debate Jim Worthen on the purpose and direction of Santa Barbara City College.

The meeting is at Pea Soup Anderson’s in Buellton, and starts promptly at 6 pm on Wednesday, March 18th.  Please arrive early at 5:30 to enjoy social time and to ensure you get a seat! (Dinner will be available for $20)

What is the true nature of SBCC?

WORTHEN: A runaway monster that is destroying our city.
EBENSTEIN: A tremendous community.
WORTHEN: I’ll tell you what the traditional mission of the community college is.
EBENSTEIN: I’ll tell you how to improve and reform city college. We can find common ground addressing the perceived problems.

Have an opinion about SBCC?  I bet you do!  So do Worthen and Ebenstein.  Get educated and involved!



California GOP recognizes gay faction of party

The California Republican Party on Sunday officially recognized the party’s organized gay wing that has fought years for formal acceptance.

The Los Angeles Times reported ( ) Sunday that the 38-year-old Log Cabin Republican group received overwhelming support to receive a charter at the state party’s biannual convention in Sacramento.

The chairman of the Log Cabin Group said the organization worked two years on its application and cited the active involvement members had in recent campaigns. Delegates granted the group a charter on an 861-293 vote.

“A lot of us knew we were Republican before we knew we were gay, so this is home for us,” said Charles Moran, head of the Log Cabin organization.

Formal recognition of the Log Cabin group was opposed by some party social conservatives, who argued the item violated the party’s bylaws. They also argued the issue was quietly placed on the convention agenda without little notice and no time for debate.

A longtime Republican conservative activist called approval of the Log Cabin’s charter a “travesty” that cuts against the party’s stand on family values.

Celeste Greig also told the San Francisco Chronicle ( that the Log Cabin group’s efforts to be chartered were “a real travesty.”

“They are promoting a lifestyle, which is against our bylaws,” said Greig, who insisted that party rules mandate that “no group should be chartered if you have a personal agenda.”

But the group won support from national figures to help with its campaign for formal recognition.

In a speech from the convention floor Sunday, the Sacramento Bee reported ( ) that Shawn Steel, a Republican National Committeeman from California, said the gay group has supported Republican causes for years and deserved the recognition.

“They have been solid soldiers in their fight against leftist tyranny in California,” Steel said. “I would welcome them in our organization … I am proud to have them in the California Republican Party.”

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