SEIU California Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Representing over 700,000 Californians, SEIU California joins the growing coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including IATSE Local 80, Laborers’ Local 300 (LiUNA!), Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and the Glendale City Employees Association.

For Immediate Release
Contact: Rose Kapolczynski
January 29, 2016
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SEIU CALIFORNIA ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Momentum for campaign grows as working families back Kassakhian

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43.

Representing over 700,000 Californians, SEIU California joins the growing coalition of labor unions that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including IATSE Local 80, Laborers’ Local 300 (LiUNA!), Teamsters Joint Council 42, Painters and Allied Trades District Council 36, and the Glendale City Employees Association.

In announcing the union’s endorsed candidates, SEIU California President Laphonza Butler stated: “After hearing directly from the candidates, SEIU members have made their choices, and we are gearing up for a banner year of victories in electing leaders who stand up for working families. SEIU members will be active in turning out our co-workers, friends, family and neighbors at the ballot box because there is much at stake this year. We have the opportunity to shape California’s future for the better by electing candidates who will join our fight to raise wages, invest in the next generation, and respect the people who work hard to care for our kids and our elders.”

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.