California School Employees Association (CSEA) Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California School Employees Association (CSEA) has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. The endorsement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from the Glendale Chapter of CSEA. Representing over 237,000 classified employees in California’s public school and community college systems, CSEA joins the broad coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including SEIU California, IATSE Local 80, Laborers’ Pacific Southwest Region (LiUNA!), Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and the Glendale City Employees Association. In announcing the endorsement for Ardy Kassakhian, CSEA Executive Director Dave Low stated, “CSEA’s endorsement of your candidacy is based upon your support for public education and labor issues of importance to classified employees.”

For Immediate Release
February 23, 2016

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION (CSEA) ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Major education group joins broad coalition of working families for Kassakhian

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California School Employees Association (CSEA) has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. The endorsement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from the Glendale Chapter of CSEA.

Representing over 237,000 classified employees in California’s public school and community college systems, CSEA joins the broad coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including SEIU California, IATSE Local 80, Laborers’ Pacific Southwest Region (LiUNA!), Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and the Glendale City Employees Association.

In announcing the endorsement for Ardy Kassakhian, CSEA Executive Director Dave Low stated, “CSEA’s endorsement of your candidacy is based upon your support for public education and labor issues of importance to classified employees.”

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, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, 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.