San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD) Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD) voted in an overwhelming majority to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. With over 77% of the vote, SFVYD members chose to back Kassakhian’s candidacy, further solidifying his standing as the clear choice of Democratic Party organizations and activists. “SFVYD is proud to endorse longtime friend Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly District 43,” stated organization President Max Reyes. “Since his time as a student leader at UCLA, he was active in bringing together a diverse coalition of young leaders representing the Latino, Greek-American and Armenian-American youth. Today, he has continued this tradition of recognizing our region’s diversity through various ways such as incorporating additional languages in Glendale’s election materials to ensure each community is heard. We look forward to his continued leadership to truly represent the people of Assembly District 43.”

For Immediate Release
April 25, 2016

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SAN FERNANDO VALLEY YOUNG DEMOCRATS (SFVYD) ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

One of the largest Democratic clubs in region backs Kassakhian’s candidacy

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD) voted in an overwhelming majority to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. With over 77% of the vote, SFVYD members chose to back Kassakhian’s candidacy, further solidifying his standing as the clear choice of Democratic Party organizations and activists.

“SFVYD is proud to endorse longtime friend Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly District 43,” stated organization President Max Reyes. “Since his time as a student leader at UCLA, he was active in bringing together a diverse coalition of young leaders representing the Latino, Greek-American and Armenian-American youth. Today, he has continued this tradition of recognizing our region’s diversity through various ways such as incorporating additional languages in Glendale’s election materials to ensure each community is heard. We look forward to his continued leadership to truly represent the people of Assembly District 43.”

To date, Ardy Kassakhian has earned the endorsement of every Democratic organization that has endorsed in this race, including:

  • Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DP/SFV)
  • Avance Democratic Club
  • Democrats for Israel
  • Democrats for Neighborhood Action
  • East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD)
  • Glendale Democratic Club
  • Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club
  • Korean American Democratic Committee (KADC)
  • Pro-Active Democrats
  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats (SFVYD)
  • Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)
  • Stonewall Young 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 Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Congressman Brad Sherman, Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Los Angeles City Councilmembers David Ryu and 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.