Brian Poochigian, a born and raised resident of Visalia, has entered the District 3 City Council Race with a promise to make a positive and significant impact on Visalia to ensure it remains a great place for generations to come.
District 3 is currently represented by Mayor Warren Gubler, who has announced his retirement.
Districts 4, represented by Greg Collins, and District 5, represented by Steve Nelsen, are also up for re-election in November 2018. Nelsen has decided to defend his seat, as has Collins.
Poochigian was a student of the Visalia Unified School System. He attended Crestwood Elementary School, La Joya Middle School and Mount Whitney High School. After graduation he attended San Diego State University where he received his Bachelor of Science Degree in Social Science with a Minor in History.
It was when he met his future wife, Adrienne Skaff, that he decided to move back to Visalia in order to raise a family in a town he knew best. Brian and Adrienne were married in 2011 and currently have two children.
Once back in Visalia, Poochigian began his career with Cal-Tex Transportation and works there currently as the manager of logistics in produce transportation across the nation.
Poochigian takes pride knowing his career has had a direct and positive impact on local businesses in Visalia and it is because of this hometown pride mentality that he has decided to run for City Council.
Since moving back to the Valley he has been involved in numerous community committees and activities. He is a current member of the Visalia Citizen Advisory Committee, where he serves as the co-chair of the City of Visalia Public Opinion Survey. He is an avid member of Trex Fraternity Sequoia Chapter service club and has held many offices including Club President. He also recently spearheaded a Christmas Toy Drive benefiting pediatric patients at Kaweah Delta Hospital.
Poochigian and his family are deeply rooted in this community and are passionate about keeping it safe, fun, and thriving. Their passion to keep it a “great” town where their Grand-Children can grow up in someday is the driving force in why Poochigian chose to run for City Council.