Congressman Brad Sherman Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Congressman Brad Sherman has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Sherman has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997 and represents the San Fernando Valley, including portions of Burbank that are in Assembly District 43. “Ardy Kassakhian has dedicated his life to fighting for good jobs, quality schools and safe streets in all our neighborhoods,” stated Congressman Brad Sherman. “In the Assembly, Ardy will fight tirelessly to keep film and TV production jobs right here in the LA area, to strengthen our economy, and support the middle-class communities hurt by the loss of Hollywood production jobs to other states."

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January 28, 2016
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CONGRESSMAN BRAD SHERMAN ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

First endorsement in the race from a Congressman representing the district

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Congressman Brad Sherman has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Sherman has served in the U.S. House of Representatives since 1997 and represents the San Fernando Valley, including portions of Burbank that are in Assembly District 43.

“Ardy Kassakhian has dedicated his life to fighting for good jobs, quality schools and safe streets in all our neighborhoods,” stated Congressman Brad Sherman. “In the Assembly, Ardy will fight tirelessly to keep film and TV production jobs right here in the LA area, to strengthen our economy, and support the middle-class communities hurt by the loss of Hollywood production jobs to other states."

Sherman is the third member of Congress to endorse Ardy Kassakhian, joining Congresswoman Jackie Speier, who serves as a Senior Whip in the Democratic Caucus, and Congressman Frank Pallone, who is the Ranking Member on the House Energy and Commerce Committee.

Sherman currently sits on the Committee on Foreign Affairs and the Committee on Financial Services, and previously served as the Chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation and Trade.

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, and a growing coalition of labor unions, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, IATSE Local 80, 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.