Education Leaders Endorse Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced endorsements from a diverse group of education leaders for his campaign for Assembly District 43. Pledging their support are Los Angeles Community College District trustees Mike Fong and Andra Hoffman; former Glendale Community College District trustee Victor King; and the entire Glendale Community College District Board of Trustees: Armine Hacopian, Vahé Peroomian, Ann Ransford, Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian, and Tony Tartaglia. 

For Immediate Release 
May 28, 2015
Contact: Rose Kapolczynski
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EDUCATION LEADERS ENDORSE ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY
Highlights Ardy’s commitment to quality, affordable higher education

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced endorsements from a diverse group of education leaders for his campaign for Assembly District 43. Pledging their support are Los Angeles Community College District trustees Mike Fong and Andra Hoffman; former Glendale Community College District trustee Victor King; and the entire Glendale Community College District Board of Trustees: Armine Hacopian, Vahé Peroomian, Ann Ransford, Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian, and Tony Tartaglia

Glendale Community College Trustee Tony Tartaglia noted, “Ardy is committed to strengthening California’s community college system. Ardy understands that community colleges play a crucial role in preparing students for successful careers and success in life.” 

“I am proud to have the support of these leaders,” said Kassakhian. “Community colleges are the foundation of a strong economy. As California’s economy continues to grow, businesses need a skilled and educated workforce, and students need an opportunity to achieve their potential and reach for their dreams. Making quality higher education more affordable will be one of my top priorities in the Assembly,” said Kassakhian.

Ardy Kassakhian launched his Assembly campaign last year. Since that time, he has been meeting with voters and community leaders from Los Feliz to La Cañada to get their perspectives on issues facing their communities. 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 follow him on Facebook and Twitter.

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.

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