Glendale Democratic Club Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that an overwhelming majority of the membership of the Glendale Democratic Club voted to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. Receiving 75% of the votes cast, Ardy Kassakhian now has the endorsement of the largest Democratic club in Glendale, and has consolidated the support of grassroots groups in the region, including Democrats for Neighborhood Action, the East Area Progressive Democrats, the Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club, and the Southern California Armenian Democrats. “I am very pleased to announce that the Glendale Democratic Club has endorsed Ardy Kassakhian for the seat of the 43rd Assembly District,” said Glendale Democratic Club president Caro Avanessian. “Ardy has been a longstanding member of the club and has been a reliable public servant for the residents of Glendale, and that's why our members voted to support him.”

For Immediate Release
February 22, 2016

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GLENDALE DEMOCRATIC CLUB ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Largest Democratic club in city backs Ardy’s candidacy

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that an overwhelming majority of the membership of the Glendale Democratic Club voted to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. Receiving 75% of the votes cast, Ardy Kassakhian now has the endorsement of the largest Democratic club in Glendale, and has consolidated the support of grassroots groups in the region, including Democrats for Neighborhood Action, the East Area Progressive Democrats, the Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club, and the Southern California Armenian Democrats.

“I am very pleased to announce that the Glendale Democratic Club has endorsed Ardy Kassakhian for the seat of the 43rd Assembly District,” said Glendale Democratic Club president Caro Avanessian. “Ardy has been a longstanding member of the club and has been a reliable public servant for the residents of Glendale, and that's why our members voted to support him.”

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.