Glendale Board of Education Vice President Nayiri Nahabedian Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Glendale Board of Education Vice President Nayiri Nahabedian has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Nahabedian joins fellow Board of Education members Dr. Armina Gharpetian and Christine Walters in supporting Kassakhian’s candidacy. The announcement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement by the California Teachers Association (CTA). “As the product of our public schools, Ardy understands the needs of our district and is the best candidate for the job,” stated Glendale Board of Education Vice President Nayiri Nahabedian. “I stand by the California Teachers Association in endorsing Ardy’s candidacy for State Assembly – he will fight for our schools and be our voice in Sacramento.”

For Immediate Release
April 13, 2016

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GLENDALE BOARD OF EDUCATION VICE PRESIDENT NAYIRI NAHABEDIAN ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Kassakhian is now backed by a majority of Glendale Board of Education members

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Glendale Board of Education Vice President Nayiri Nahabedian has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Nahabedian joins fellow Board of Education members Dr. Armina Gharpetian and Christine Walters in supporting Kassakhian’s candidacy. The announcement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement by the California Teachers Association (CTA).

“As the product of our public schools, Ardy understands the needs of our district and is the best candidate for the job,” stated Glendale Board of Education Vice President Nayiri Nahabedian. “I stand by the California Teachers Association in endorsing Ardy’s candidacy for State Assembly – he will fight for our schools and be our voice in Sacramento.”

Backed by State Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson and the California School Employees Association, 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, Congressman Brad Sherman, Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (Ret.), and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg (Ret.). 

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.