Katcho Achadjian

Katcho Achadjian REPRepublican

American politician (1951-2020)

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Katcho AchadjianREPRepublican American politician (1951-2020)
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Age at Death1951-2020
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Years of Experience
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Khatchik Hratchia Achadjian (June 2, 1951 – March 5, 2020) was an Armenian-American businessman, and politician who formerly served in the California State Assembly. He was a Republican who represented the 35th district, encompassing San Luis Obispo County and part of Santa Barbara County. He previously represented the 33rd district, and prior to being elected to the State Assembly, was also a member of the San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors. In 2016, he ran for the United States House of Representatives from the 24th district, but he was defeated in the primary election.

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Education4 - 4 of 2
California Polytechnic State University San Luis Obispo (Cal Poly)
Bachelors Business Administration
1973 - 1976
Cuesta Community College
Associates
1972 - 1973
Past Positions1 - 10 of 10
Assembly Member
California State Assembly
2010 - 2016
Supervisor
San Luis Obispo County
1998 - 2010
Chair
San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors
2001
Chair
San Luis Obispo County Board of Supervisors
2006
Committee Member
Cuesta College Paralegal Advisory Committee
2003 - 2006
Director
Santa Lucia Bank
1995 - 2011
Owner
Petro Grande Mobil
1995 - Current
Co Founder
Central Coast National Bank
1988 - 1995
Owner
Katch-GO Petroleum
1982 - Current
Owner
Arroyo Grande Shell Gas Station
1978 - Current
Other Experience1 - 121 of 121
Chairman
Arroyo Grande Police Department Community Advisory Council
1996 - 2012
Honorary Member
Anti-Defamation League San Luis Obispo County
2010 - Current
Charter Board Member
San Luis Obispo Children's Health Initiative
2005 - 2010
Charter Chair
San Luis Obispo County Children and Families First Five Commission
1999 - 2010
Founding Board Member
The Wellness Community Center of the Central Coast
2006 - 2010
President
San Luis Obispo Children's Health Initiative
2006 - 2010
Vice President
San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation
2004 - 2010
Member
Advisory Board, San Luis Obispo County, Anti Defamation League
2009
Member
Advisory Board, Mental Health
2009
Board Member
Santa Barbara Regional Health Authority (CENCAL)
2008 - Current
Member
Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Orfalea College of Business Executive Partners Leadership Council
2008 - Current
Organizing Committee Member
Arroyo Grande High School Student Support Center
2000 - 2007
Member
Board of Directors, Clark Center-South County Performing Arts Association, Incorporated
2001 - 2006
Co-Chair
Project Educate to Build an Oceano Library
2003 - 2005
Founding Member
Model of Care Partnership Oversight Committee, Martha's Place
2004 - Current
Member
League of Women Voters
2004 - Current
Secretary
San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation
2002 - 2004
Member
San Luis Obispo Law Enforcement Assistance Foundation
2002 - Current
Board Member
Special Olympics of San Luis Obispo County
2001 - Current
Honorary Member
Special Olympics of San Luis Obispo County
2001 - Current
Founding Member
Partnership for the Children of San Luis Obispo County
1993 - 2001
Member
Board of Directors, Special Olympics of San Luis Obispo County
1991 - 2001
Board Member
South County Boys and Girls Club
2000 - Current
Honorary Board Member
South County Boys & Girls Club
2000 - Current
Member
Board of Directors, Latino Outreach Council
2000 - Current
Board Member
Central Coast Service Station Association
1978 - 2000
Member
South County Economic Development Association
1993 - 2000
Member
Better Business Bureau
1980 - 2000
Member
Local Agency Formation Commission
1999 - Current
Member
Nipomo Chamber of Commerce
1999 - Current
Member
San Luis Obispo County Fair Board
1992 - 1999
Member
Board of Directors, French Hospital Medical Center
1997 - 1999
Board Member
Mid State Fair, San Luis Obispo
1992 - 1998
Chair
French Hospital Medical Center
1998
Chair
Vista Hospital Systems Incorporated / Premian Health Care Incorporated
1994 - 1998
Chair of the Board
Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
1997 - 1998
Member
Board of Directors, Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
1988 - 1998
Member
Board of Directors, Central Coast Health Partners
1997 - 1998
Member
Farm Bureau of San Luis Obispo County
1997 - Current
Member
San Luis Obispo County Farm Bureau
1997 - Current
Associate
San Luis Obispo Literacy Council
1994 - 1997
Committee Member
Cuesta College Campaign Cabinet
1996 - 1997
Member
International Footprint Association, California Central Coast Chapter #73
1994 - Current
Co-Chair
Shriners Hospital For Crippled Children 100 Million Dollar Club
1994
Member
United Way/Neighbors Helping Neighbors
1984 - 1994
Member
Shriners Hospital for Crippled Children 100 Million Dollar Club
1992 - 1994
Member
South County Performing Arts Building Foundation
1991 - 1994
Member
Century Club, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
1992 - 1993
Lifetime Member
Shriners (Al Malaikah Temple)
1992 - Current
Charter Member
Eagles' Basketball Wall of Gold, Arroyo Grande High School
1992
International Service Director District #5240
Five Cities-Pismo Beach Rotary Club
1991 - 1992
Treasurer
Don Roberts Memorial Field Fund, South County
1992
Member
Freemason Arroyo Grande Lodge 274
1991 - Current
Member
Leadership Foundation, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
1990 - 1991
Member
Santa Barbara Scottish Rite
1991
Paul Harris Fellow Chair
Five Cities-Pismo Beach Rotary Club
1990 - 1991
Member
Harvest Festival Committee Arroyo Grande
1978 - 1990
Member
South County Steering Committee, United Way/Neighbors Helping Neighbors
1990
Member
South County Steering Committee, Young Men’s Christian Association (YMCA)
1989
Member
Lions Clubs International
1984 - 1988
Member
Arroyo Grande Optimist Club
1979 - 1988
Lifetime Member
Historical Society - South County
1987 - Current
Paul Harris Fellow
Five Cities-Pismo Beach Rotary Club
1986
Member
City of Hope Central Coast Chapter
1981 - 1985
President
Harvest Festival Committee Arroyo Grande
1985
President
Five Cities-Pismo Beach Rotary Club
1985
Member
Five Cities-Pismo Beach Rotary Club
1984 - Current
Community Service Chair
Five Cities-Pismo Beach Rotary Club
1984
Member
Organizing Committee, Arroyo Grande Village Merchant's Association
1984
President
Central Coast Exchange Club of South San Luis Obispo County
1984
Fund Raising Chair
City of Hope Central Coast Chapter
1983
Member
Central Coast Exchange Club of South San Luis Obispo County
1982 - Current
Founder
South County Chapter, Sexual Assault Victim Education (SAVE)
1982
Executive Treasurer
Harvest Festival Committee Arroyo Grande
1981
President
Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce
1981
Member
Arroyo Grande Chamber of Commerce
1978 - Current
Lifetime Member
California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo Alumni Association
1976 - Current
Chair
Finance Committee, Special Olympics of San Luis Obispo County
Chair of the Board
Mid State Fair, San Luis Obispo, 1995
Member
Endowment Fund Committee, Clark Center-South County Performing Arts Association, Incorporated, 2004-present
Member
Steering Committee, South County Youth Master Plan Committee, 1997
Member
Steering Committee, Envirothon - San Luis Obispo
Vice President Chair
Operations Committee, Mid State Fair, San Luis Obispo, 1994
Member
California Coastal Commission
2006 - 2010
Board Member
San Luis Obispo Sheriffs Advisory Council
1988 - Current
Member
South County Human Relations Commission
1983 - 1984
Advisor
Energy Shortage Technical Contingency Plan for San Luis Obispo County, 1993-1994
Board Member
Integrated Waste Management Authority Board, 1999-present
Board Member
San Luis Obispo Regional Health Authority (CENCAL), 2008-present
Board Member
Air Pollution Control District Board, 1999-present
Chair
San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority, 2000
Chair
Local Agency Formation Commission, 2007
Chair
Air Pollution Control District Board, 2001-2009
Chair
San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Board, 2001
Chair of the Board
San Luis Obispo Sheriffs Advisory Council, 1994-1995
Former Chair
Local Government Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Status of Boys and Men of Color in California, California State Assembly
Former Member
Joint Committee on Arts, California State Assembly
Former Member
Committee on Accountability and Administrative Review
Former Member
Select Committee on Human Rights, Diversity, and Race Relations, California State Assembly
Former Member
Banking and Finance Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Joint Committee on Fairs, Allocation, and Classification, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Disabilities, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Wine, California State Assembly
Former Member
Transportation Committee, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Woman of Color, Engagement, Opportunity, and Progress, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Workforce and Vocational Development in California, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Post-Secondary Access and Matriculation, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on California-Mexico Bi-National Relations, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Protecting California Food Safety Systems, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Coastal Protection, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Aerospace, California State Assembly
Former Member
Little Hoover Commission, California State Assembly
Former Member
Select Committee on Sea Level Rise and the California Economy, California State Assembly
Former Member
Joint Legislative Audit Committee, California State Assembly
Member
Leadership Committee, General Hospital Governing Board, 1999-2003
Member
San Luis Obispo Council of Governments Board, 1999-present
Member
Arroyo Grande Watershed Forum Steering Committee, 2001-2002
Member
Steering Committee, General Hospital Governing Board, 1999-2003
Member
Mental Health Criminal Justice Task Force, 2009
Member
San Luis Obispo Regional Transit Authority, 1999-present