Ironworkers Locals 416 and 433 Endorse Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Ironworkers Local 416 and Local 433 have endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Representing workers from throughout Southern California and portions of Nevada, Ironworkers Local 416 and Local 433 joins the growing coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including SEIU California, IATSE Local 80, Laborers’ Local 300 (LiUNA!), Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and the Glendale City Employees Association. “Ardy Kassakhian is on the side of working families and that is why he is our choice for State Assembly,” stated Ironworkers Local 416 President Marco Frausto. “As the son of a classroom teacher, he understands the challenges that middle class Californians face and is committed to good jobs and fair benefits that can sustain families and communities.”

For Immediate Release
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February 4, 2016
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IRONWORKERS LOCALS 416 AND 433 ENDORSE ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Coalition of working families stand firmly behind Kassakhian

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Ironworkers Local 416 and Local 433 have endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43.

Representing workers from throughout Southern California and portions of Nevada, Ironworkers Local 416 and Local 433 joins the growing coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including SEIU California, IATSE Local 80, Laborers’ Local 300 (LiUNA!), Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and the Glendale City Employees Association.

“Ardy Kassakhian is on the side of working families and that is why he is our choice for State Assembly,” stated Ironworkers Local 416 President Marco Frausto. “As the son of a classroom teacher, he understands the challenges that middle class Californians face and is committed to good jobs and fair benefits that can sustain families and communities.”

“We need a voice on the side of fairness in our state legislature, and that is why we are proud to back Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly,” said Ironworkers Local 433 President Piedmont Brown. “Ardy will fight for good jobs and stand up for the millions of middle class workers who help build and expand our great state’s infrastructure.”

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, the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Democrats for Neighborhood Action and the East Area Progressive Democrats.

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.