State Assemblymember Matt Dababneh Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California State Assemblymember Matt Dababneh has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43. Having served as an Assembly Majority Whip since 2014, Assemblymember Dababneh is currently the Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee. “Having worked with Assemblymember Mike Gatto over the last two years, I am confident that Ardy Kassakhian is the most qualified candidate to succeed him as the area’s next Assemblymember,” said Assemblymember Matt Dababneh. “I know the candidates in this race, and it is clear that Ardy stands out. His deep roots in the region, and his commitment to creating jobs, enhancing public safety, and enriching our public schools make Ardy the best person for the job.”

For Immediate Release
January 12, 2016
Contact: Rose Kapolczynski
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STATE ASSEMBLYMEMBER MATT DABABNEH ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY
The Assembly’s Assistant Majority Whip stands behind Kassakhian’s campaign

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California State Assemblymember Matt Dababneh has endorsed his campaign for Assembly District 43.  Having served as an Assembly Majority Whip since 2014, Assemblymember Dababneh is currently the Chairman of the Banking and Finance Committee.

“Having worked with Assemblymember Mike Gatto over the last two years, I am confident that Ardy Kassakhian is the most qualified candidate to succeed him as the area’s next Assemblymember,” said Assemblymember Matt Dababneh. “I know the candidates in this race, and it is clear that Ardy stands out.  His deep roots in the region, and his commitment to creating jobs, enhancing public safety, and enriching our public schools make Ardy the best person for the job.”

“I am proud to have earned the support of State Assemblymember Dababneh,” said Kassakhian. “Through his leadership on the Banking and Finance Committee, he has been able to protect consumers and empower underserved communities, and I look forward to working with him to secure a strong future for all Californians."

Ardy Kassakhian has demonstrated broad community support. Since launching his campaign last year, he has raised more than $300,000 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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