Jackie Goldberg Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg is supporting his campaign for Assembly District 43. A teacher by profession, Goldberg has served on the Los Angeles City Council and was the president of the Los Angeles School Board. She was a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus. “From supporting full and appropriate funding for public education to protecting our environment and natural resources, I know we can count on Ardy to be an advocate for opportunity, equality, and fairness,” said Jackie Goldberg. “Ardy Kassakhian is the best choice for Assembly.”

For Immediate Release
January 26, 2016

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JACKIE GOLDBERG ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Broad coalition behind Kassakhian continues to grow

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg is supporting his campaign for Assembly District 43. A teacher by profession, Goldberg has served on the Los Angeles City Council and was the president of the Los Angeles School Board. She was a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

“From supporting full and appropriate funding for public education to protecting our environment and natural resources, I know we can count on Ardy to be an advocate for opportunity, equality, and fairness,” said Jackie Goldberg. “Ardy Kassakhian is the best choice for Assembly.”

Jackie Goldberg’s endorsement comes on the heels of growing support from Democratic clubs in the region, including Democrats for Neighborhood Action and the East Area Progressive Democrats.

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, and a growing coalition of labor unions, including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, IATSE Local 80, 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.