Deborah A. "Debbie" Poochigian is a lifelong resident of Fresno County where her family has farmed for four generations. She graduated from Fresno State where she received her bachelor's degree, two teaching credentials, and competed in collegiate tennis.
She taught physical education and coached at the middle school level before focusing on raising her family. Debbie has worked as a volunteer for numerous civic and charitable causes. She is involved in the family farm and has provided consulting services to many organizations.
Debbie served as a member of the boards of a major medical center and Fresno Area Crime Stoppers. She is actively involved in Neighborhood Watch, and is a member of the Clovis Chamber of Commerce and Fresno County Farm Bureau.
Her father was former Fresno County Supervisor Deran Koligian. Debbie has been married to her husband Chuck for over 33 years. They have three grown children, two wonderful daughters-in-law and three grandchildren. Her interests are centered on her church, family, public service, camping and sports.
Debbie is honored to represent the residents of District 5 which encompasses the Eastern portions of Fresno County.