Laborers’ Pacific Southwest Region (LiUNA!) Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Pacific Southwest Region has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. The endorsement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from Laborers’ Local 300. Representing over 70,000 members and their families in California, Arizona, Hawaii and New Mexico, Laborers’ Pacific Southwest Region joins the broad coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including SEIU California, IATSE Local 80, Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, Ironworkers Locals 416 and 433, and the Glendale City Employees Association.

For Immediate Release
February 11, 2016

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LABORERS’ PACIFIC SOUTHWEST REGION (LiUNA!) ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

LiUNA! joins a broad coalition of working families for Kassakhian

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the Laborer’s International Union of North America (LiUNA!) Pacific Southwest Region has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. The endorsement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from Laborers’ Local 300.

Representing over 70,000 members and their families in California, Arizona, Hawaii and New Mexico, Laborers’ Pacific Southwest Region joins the broad coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including SEIU California, IATSE Local 80, Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, Ironworkers Locals 416 and 433, and the Glendale City Employees Association.

In announcing the endorsement for Ardy Kassakhian, LiUNA’s Vice President at Large and Pacific Southwest Regional Manager Rocco Davis stated, “We honor your commitment to fairness, truth and equity as you seek to represent the interests of our communities, our Union, and all working men, women and families.”

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.