Former State Assemblymember Dario Frommer Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that former California State Assemblymember Dario Frommer has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Having served as the Assemblymember for District 43 between 2000-2006, Frommer became the Assembly’s Majority Leader and Chaired its Health Committee. Dario Frommer joins a large group of current and former members of the State Assembly who have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including Raul Bocanegra, Steven Bradford, Ian Calderon, Matt Dababneh, Mike Gipson, Jackie Goldberg, Adrin Nazarian, and Anthony Portantino. Frommer becomes the second former Assemblymember from District 43 – joining Paul Krekorian – to endorse Kassakhian. “Ardy Kassakhian’s strong roots in the community, his commitment to our local schools and his dedication to public safety make him the best candidate for the job,” said former District 43 Assemblymember Dario Frommer “He understands the district and will be the voice we need in Sacramento, and that’s why I am proud to endorse Ardy to be my next Assemblymember.”

For Immediate Release
February 19, 2016

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FORMER STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER DARIO FROMMER ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

The former District 43 Assemblymember joins legislative leaders in backing Kassakhian

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that former California State Assemblymember Dario Frommer has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Having served as the Assemblymember for District 43 between 2000-2006, Frommer became the Assembly’s Majority Leader and Chaired its Health Committee.

Dario Frommer joins a large group of current and former members of the State Assembly who have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including Raul Bocanegra, Steven Bradford, Ian Calderon, Matt Dababneh, Mike Gipson, Jackie Goldberg, Adrin Nazarian, and Anthony Portantino. Frommer becomes the second former Assemblymember from District 43 – joining Paul Krekorian – to endorse Kassakhian.

“Ardy Kassakhian’s strong roots in the community, his commitment to our local schools and his dedication to public safety make him the best candidate for the job,” said former District 43 Assemblymember Dario Frommer “He understands the district and will be the voice we need in Sacramento, and that’s why I am proud to endorse Ardy to be my next Assemblymember.”

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.