Los Angeles Education Leaders Endorse Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced an outpouring of support from Los Angeles city education leaders for his State Assembly campaign. Supporters include Los Angeles Community College Board President Scott J. Svonkin, Community College Board Trustees Mike Fong and Andra Hoffman, and Los Angeles Unified School Board Member Steve Zimmer. “I am proud to join so many local leaders supporting Ardy Kassakhian,” said Los Angeles Community College Board President Scott J. Svonkin. “As President of the largest community college district in the nation, it is clear to me that Ardy will join me in my effort to improve access to college and help prepare local residents for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”

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LOS ANGELES EDUCATION LEADERS ENDORSE ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Support for Ardy from Los Angeles leaders continues to grow

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced an outpouring of support from Los Angeles city education leaders for his State Assembly campaign. Supporters include Los Angeles Community College Board President Scott J. Svonkin, Community College Board Trustees Mike Fong and Andra Hoffman, and Los Angeles Unified School Board Member Steve Zimmer.

“I am proud to join so many local leaders supporting Ardy Kassakhian,” said Los Angeles Community College Board President Scott J. Svonkin. “As President of the largest community college district in the nation, it is clear to me that Ardy will join me in my effort to improve access to college and help prepare local residents for the jobs of today and tomorrow.”

“I’m proud to endorse Ardy Kassakhian for State Assembly,” stated Los Angeles Community College Board Trustee Andra Hoffman. “He understands the value of a public higher education and will work hard to make sure college is affordable and accessible to everyone.”

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, 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.