Endorsements

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State Officials

State Treasurer John Chiang

Secretary of State Alex Padilla

State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson

State Board of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma

State Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton

State Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León

State Senator Ricardo Lara

Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez (ret.)

Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon

Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (ret.)

Assembly Majority Leader Walter Karabian (ret.)

Assembly Democratic Caucus Chair Mike Gipson

Assembly Member Cheryl Brown

Assembly Member Matt Dababneh

Assembly Member Lorena Gonzalez

Assembly Member Evan Low

Assembly Member Adrin Nazarian

Assembly Member Raul Bocanegra (ret.)

Assembly Member Steven Bradford (ret.)

Assembly Member Jackie Goldberg (ret.)

Assembly Member Anthony Portantino (ret.)

 

National Leaders

Former Democratic Presidential Nominee Gov. Michael Dukakis

Congressman Brad Sherman (CA-30)

Congresswoman Jackie Speier (CA-14)

Congressman Eliot Engel (NY-16)

Congressman Frank Pallone (NJ-06)

State Senator (SD-21) Marko Liias Washington State

Middlesex County Sheriff Peter Koutoujian

 

Local Officials

L.A. Mayor Eric Garcetti

L.A. City Council Member David Ryu

L.A. City Council Member Paul Krekorian

L.A. City Council Member Gil Cedillo

L.A. City Council Member Mitchell Englander

L.A. City Council Member Felipe Fuentes

L.A. City Council Member Nury Martinez

L.A. City Council Member Rudy Svorinich, Jr. (ret.)

L.A. County District Attorney Robert Philibosian (ret.)

Mayor of Glendale Carl Raggio (ret.)

Mayor of Glendale Dave Weaver (ret.)

Mayor of Glendale Bob Yousefian (ret.)

Glendale City Treasurer Rafi Manoukian

Glendale City Council Member Vartan Gharpetian

Glendale City Council Member Zareh Sinanyan

Glendale City Council Member Ara Najarian

Mayor of Burbank Jess Talamantes

Burbank Council Member Bob Frutos

Burbank Council Member Dr. David Gordon

Burbank Council Member Tim Murphy (ret.)

La Cañada-Flintridge Mayor Pro-Tem Mike Davitt

La Cañada-Flintridge Council Member Leonard Pieroni

Crescenta Valley Town Council Vice President Harry Leon

South Pasadena Council Member Dr. Marina Khubesrian, M.D.

Sierra Madre Council Member John Harabedian

West Hollywood Council Member John J. Duran

Cathedral City Mayor Pro-Tem Greg Pettis

Artesia City Council Member Ali Sajjad Taj

 

Education Leaders 

L.A. Community College Board President Scott J. Svonkin

L.A. Community College Board Vice President Mike Fong

L.A. Community College Board Trustee Mike Eng

L.A. Community College Board Trustee Andra Hoffman

LAUSD Board President Steve Zimmer

Glendale Community College Board President Anita Quiñonez Gabrielian

Glendale Community College Board Vice President Dr. Armine Hacopian

Glendale Community College Board Clerk Ann H. Ransford

Glendale Community College Board Member Dr. Vahé Peroomian

Glendale Community College Board Member Anthony P. Tartaglia

Glendale Community College Board Member Victor King (ret.)

Glendale Board of Education President Dr. Armina Gharpetian

Glendale Board of Education Vice President Nayiri Nahabedian

Glendale Board of Education Clerk Gregory Krikorian

Glendale Board of Education Member Christine Walters

Glendale Board of Education Member Sandy Russell (ret.)

Burbank Board of Education Vice President Steve Ferguson

Burbank Board of Education Member Dr. Armond Aghakhanian

Burbank Board of Education Member Dr. Roberta Reynolds

La Cañada-Flintridge Board of Education President David Sagal

La Cañada-Flintridge Board of Education Member Brent Kuszyk

La Cañada-Flintridge Board of Education Clerk Kaitzer Puglia

South Pasadena Board of Education Member Dr. Suzie Abajian

Cerritos Community College Board Trustee Tina Cho (ret.)

Long Beach Community College District Trustee Sunny Zia

 

Labor Organizations

California Labor Federation

Los Angeles County Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

American Federation of State County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME) District Council 36

California Department of Forestry, Firefighters Local 2881

Association of California School Administrators (ACSA)

California Federation of Teachers (CFT)

California Professional Firefighters (CPF)

California School Employees Association (CSEA)

California State Fire Fighters' Association (CSFA)

California Teachers Association (CTA)

California Teamsters Public Affairs Council

Faculty Association of California Community Colleges (FACCC)

Glendale City Employees’ Association

Glendale Management Association (GMA)

International Alliance of Theatrical State Employees (IATSE) Local 80

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Locals 18 & 40

International Longshore & Warehouse Union (ILWU) Southern California District Council

Ironworkers Locals 416 & 433

Laborers’ (LiUNA!) Pacific Southwest Region

Los Angeles Police Protective League (LAPPL)

National Association of Social Workers (NASW)

Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36

Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California

United Healthcare Workers (UHW)

Long Term Healthcare Workers (Local 2015)

Public Healthcare Workers (Local 721)

Registered Nurses (Local 121RN)

Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

Teamsters Joint Council 42

United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 770

United Teachers Los Angeles (UTLA)

 

Community Organizations

Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DP/SFV)

Armenian Council of America - Political Action Committee (ACA-PAC)

Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR)

Armenian Rights Council of America

Avance Democratic Club

CSUN Young Democrats

Democrats for Israel

Democrats for Neighborhood Action

East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD)

Glendale Democratic Club

Glendale For Bernie

Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club

Korean American Coalition (KAC-LA)

Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC)

Los Angeles County Young Democrats (LACYD)

Mexican-American Bar Association (MABA) PAC

Pro-Active Democrats

Progressive Action For Glendale

San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD)

Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)

Stonewall Democratic Club

Stonewall Young Democrats

 

Community Leaders

Emin Adjemian

David Ambroz, President of the Los Angeles City Planning Commission*

Caro Avanessian, President of Glendale Democratic Club*

Aline Babaian, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Christopher Boutelle, Past-President of Democrats for Neighborhood Action*

Arthur Charchian

Jamie Garcia, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Jordan Del Guercio, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Deborah Dentler, Past-President of Glendale Water and Power Commission*

Laurie L. Goldman, President of Friends of the Hollywood Central Park*

Ingrid Gunnell, UTLA Board of Directors*

Grigor Hakobyan

Frank Higginbotham

John Hisserich, Silver Lake resident and Democratic Party activist

Malcolm Johnson, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Paul Katami & Jeff Zarrillo, LGBT activists and plaintiffs in anti-Prop 8 lawsuit

Adel Luzuriaga

Hans Johnson, President of East Area Progressive Democrats*

Silva Kechichian, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Steve Kang, Korean American Coalition Executive Director*

T.C. Kim

Luis Lopez, Democratic Party activist

Leonard Manoukian, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Leon Mayer, City of Glendale resident

Don Mincey, Glendale Housing Authority* (ret.)

Ani Nazaryan, Glendale resident and Democratic Party activist

Thomas Patrick O'Shaughnessy, Region 3 Vice Chair of Los Angeles County Democratic Party*

Ari Ruiz, President of Stonewall Young Democrats*

Shant Sahakian, City of Glendale Arts & Culture Commissioner*

Anthony R. Segall, General Counsel of Writers Guild of America, West*

Steve Simonian, Retired Police Chief & Retired Mayor of La Habra*

Judy Smith, Chair of City of Burbank Landlord-Tenant Commission*

Garry Willis, Democratic State Central Committee Member*

Grace Yoo, Korean American Coalition Executive Director* (ret.)

 

*Titles for identification purposes only