Pro-Active Democrats (PAD) Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of Pro-Active Democrats (PAD) voted to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. The endorsement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV), solidifying Kassakhian’s status as the preferred choice of Democratic Party leaders and grassroots activists. “Ardy is dedicated to ensuring every California kid has a shot at reaching the American Dream,” said Noel Barajas, President of Pro-Active Democrats. “We proudly support Ardy Kassakhian and look forward to working with him to strengthen public schools, make college more affordable, and create more good jobs for working people.”

For Immediate Release
March 29, 2016

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PRO-ACTIVE DEMOCRATS (PAD) ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Kassakhian solidifies his status as the choice for Democratic Party activists

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of Pro-Active Democrats (PAD) voted to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. The endorsement comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV), solidifying Kassakhian’s status as the preferred choice of Democratic Party leaders and grassroots activists.

“Ardy is dedicated to ensuring every California kid has a shot at reaching the American Dream,” said Noel Barajas, President of Pro-Active Democrats. “We proudly support Ardy Kassakhian and look forward to working with him to strengthen public schools, make college more affordable, and create more good jobs for working people.”

With the endorsements of nearly a dozen Democratic organizations, including the Glendale Democratic Club and Democrats for Neighborhood Action, 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 Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Congressman Brad Sherman, Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (Ret.), and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg (Ret.). 

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.