Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) voted unanimously to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. With nearly 500 members, SCAD is the largest Armenian-American Democratic Club in Southern California, representing voters from Montebello to San Diego. Adding onto endorsements from Democrats for Neighborhood Action, the East Area Progressive Democrats, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club, SCAD’s endorsement broadens Kassakhian’s support from regional Democratic clubs. “Ardy Kassakhian’s unwavering commitment to grassroots activism, his strong record of leadership, and his deep roots within the community make him our candidate for Assembly District 43,” stated Southern California Armenian Democrats President Mike Matosian. “Ardy will fight for equality, fairness, and opportunity for all, and be a champion for the values that define the Democratic Party.”

For Immediate Release
February 12, 2016

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SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA ARMENIAN DEMOCRATS (SCAD) ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Support from Democratic clubs broadens for Kassakhian’s candidacy

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD) voted unanimously to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. With nearly 500 members, SCAD is the largest Armenian-American Democratic Club in Southern California, representing voters from Montebello to San Diego.

Adding onto endorsements from Democrats for Neighborhood Action, the East Area Progressive Democrats, and the Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club, SCAD’s endorsement broadens Kassakhian’s support from regional Democratic clubs.

“Ardy Kassakhian’s unwavering commitment to grassroots activism, his strong record of leadership, and his deep roots within the community make him our candidate for Assembly District 43,” stated Southern California Armenian Democrats President Mike Matosian. “Ardy will fight for equality, fairness, and opportunity for all, and be a champion for the values that define the Democratic Party.”

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, Laborers’ Pacific Southwest Region (LiUNA!), 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.