State Assemlymember Ian Calderon Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Having served in the State Legislature since 2012, Assemblymember Ian Calderon is the Chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee. “Ardy Kassakhian has proven himself to be a thoughtful policymaker and leader, and I am proud to announce my support of his candidacy for the 43rd Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “Above all else, Ardy understands the challenges, but also the immense opportunities that lay ahead for California and its future. Ardy will be the strong advocate our next generation needs – someone our kids can count on to fight for them so they can get the education and jobs necessary to be successful.”

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January 20, 2016
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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER IAN CALDERON ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Coalition of legislative leaders behind Kassakhian broadens

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California State Assemblymember Ian Calderon has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Having served in the State Legislature since 2012, Assemblymember Ian Calderon is the Chair of the Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media Committee.

“Ardy Kassakhian has proven himself to be a thoughtful policymaker and leader, and I am proud to announce my support of his candidacy for the 43rd Assembly District,” said Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “Above all else, Ardy understands the challenges, but also the immense opportunities that lay ahead for California and its future. Ardy will be the strong advocate our next generation needs – someone our kids can count on to fight for them so they can get the education and jobs necessary to be successful.”

“I am proud to have earned the support of State Assembly Member Ian Calderon,” said Kassakhian. “Through his leadership on the Arts Committee, funding for the California Arts Council has increased significantly over the last several years, and I look forward to working with him to support the arts and California’s creative economy.”

Assemblymemer Ian Calderon’s announcement comes only days after an endorsement by the Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee, Assemblymember Matt Dababneh.

“As Chair of the Committee on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism and Internet Media, I appreciate Ardy's commitment to the arts, and to the entertainment industry,” highlighted Assemblymember Ian Calderon. “Both industries are vital to California. Ardy understands what it takes to preserve our creative economy and I look forward to having him join me in the State Assembly so we can work together and continue to invest in California's future.”

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, State Superintendent of Instruction Tom Torlakson, and a growing coalition of labor unions including the Los Angeles Police Protective League, Teamsters Joint Council 42, IATSE Local 80 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.

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