California Professional Firefighters Endorse Ardy Kassakhian for State Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California Professional Firefighters (CPF) has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. With over 30,000 members, the CPF is the largest statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of career firefighters, and is one of California's most respected organizations. The endorsement from the California Professional Firefighters follows the powerful endorsement by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, solidifying Kassakhian’s support from public safety groups. “Ardy Kassakhian understands the sacrifices firefighters make every day to keep our communities safe,” said California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson. “He will be a champion ensuring firefighters have the resources they need to do their jobs and has advocated for faster response times to improve public safety in all our neighborhoods. California’s Firefighters trust Ardy Kassakhian to be a staunch ally in our work to strengthen public safety.”

For Immediate Release
March 3, 2016

Contact: Rose Kapolczynski
rk@rosekconsulting.com
323-254-5700 

CALIFORNIA PROFESSIONAL FIREFIGHTERS ENDORSE ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR STATE ASSEMBLY

Public safety groups coalesce behind Kassakhian’s candidacy

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California Professional Firefighters (CPF) has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. With over 30,000 members, the CPF is the largest statewide organization dedicated exclusively to serving the needs of career firefighters, and is one of California's most respected organizations.

The endorsement from the California Professional Firefighters follows the powerful endorsement by the Los Angeles Police Protective League, solidifying Kassakhian’s support from public safety groups.

“Ardy Kassakhian understands the sacrifices firefighters make every day to keep our communities safe,” said California Professional Firefighters President Lou Paulson. “He will be a champion ensuring firefighters have the resources they need to do their jobs and has advocated for faster response times to improve public safety in all our neighborhoods. California’s Firefighters trust Ardy Kassakhian to be a staunch ally in our work to strengthen public safety.”

Ardy Kassakhian has demonstrated broad community support. Since launching his campaign last year, he has raised more than $470,000 and received endorsements from State Treasurer John Chiang, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson, Congressman Brad Sherman, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (Ret.), Assemblymember Ian Calderon, Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg (Ret.), the Glendale Democratic Club, Democrats for Neighborhood Action, and the East Area Progressive Democrats. 

About Ardy Kassakhian

Ardy Kassakhian grew up and attended public schools in Glendale. He was first elected Glendale City Clerk in 2005. As Clerk, he has reduced government waste by introducing environmentally sound practices, made election information easier to access and worked to increase voter participation. Ardy graduated from UCLA and the Executive Program at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. He lives with his wife Courtney and their young son in Glendale.

Ardy Kassakhian is running to represent Assembly District 43, which includes the communities of Burbank, Glendale, La Cañada Flintridge, La Crescenta-Montrose and the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Atwater Village, East Hollywood, Franklin Hills, Hollywood Hills, Los Feliz and Silver Lake. The primary election will be held on June 7, 2016. To learn more about Ardy Kassakhian, visit his website at www.ArdyforAssembly.com or follow him on Facebook and Twitter.