California School Employees Association, Glendale Chapter Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California School Employees Association, Glendale Chapter No. 3, Region 19, Area I has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. The CSEA Glendale Chapter joins the broad coalition of local education leaders in supporting Kassakhian’s bid for the State Assembly, including President of the Glendale School Board Christine Walters, Glendale GTA Council Past-President Sandy Russell, and all five members of the Glendale Community College Board. “As the son of a Glendale public school teacher, Ardy Kassakhian is deeply familiar with the district’s schools and will fight for its employees,” said Krista Smiley, Political Action Coordinator of the California School Employees Association, Glendale Chapter. “He is from the district and went to public schools in the district, and is the candidate that can best represent us in the State Assembly.”

For Immediate Release
February 16, 2016

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CALIFORNIA SCHOOL EMPLOYEES ASSOCIATION, GLENDALE CHAPTER ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

CSEA Glendale joins a broad coalition of local education leaders in backing Kassakhian

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the California School Employees Association, Glendale Chapter No. 3, Region 19, Area I has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. The CSEA Glendale Chapter joins the broad coalition of local education leaders in supporting Kassakhian’s bid for the State Assembly, including President of the Glendale School Board Christine Walters, Glendale GTA Council Past-President Sandy Russell, and all five members of the Glendale Community College Board.

“As the son of a Glendale public school teacher, Ardy Kassakhian is deeply familiar with the district’s schools and will fight for its employees,” said Krista Smiley, Political Action Coordinator of the California School Employees Association, Glendale Chapter. “He is from the district and went to public schools in the district, and is the candidate that can best represent us in the State Assembly.”

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, and a growing coalition of labor unions, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, 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. 

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.