Stonewall Young Democrats Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the Stonewall Young Democrats voted in an overwhelming majority to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. Established in 2004, the Stonewall Young Democrats is a grassroots club that gives voice to LGBT youth and takes action on issues of local and national significance. “The Stonewall Young Democrats is very proud to endorse Ardy Kassakhian for State Assembly,” stated club President Ari Ruiz. “Ardy will be a staunch advocate for equality for all Californians and is dedicated to making sure that no one turns their back on the LGBT community. He is a bridge builder and will work for the development of healthier, more inclusive communities. We are certain that Ardy will be a leader we can depend on in Sacramento.”

For Immediate Release
March 23, 2016

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STONEWALL YOUNG DEMOCRATS ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY

Democratic club cites Kassakhian’s commitment to LGBT community

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the Stonewall Young Democrats voted in an overwhelming majority to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. Established in 2004, the Stonewall Young Democrats is a grassroots club that gives voice to LGBT youth and takes action on issues of local and national significance.

“The Stonewall Young Democrats is very proud to endorse Ardy Kassakhian for State Assembly,” stated club President Ari Ruiz. “Ardy will be a staunch advocate for equality for all Californians and is dedicated to making sure that no one turns their back on the LGBT community. He is a bridge builder and will work for the development of healthier, more inclusive communities. We are certain that Ardy will be a leader we can depend on in Sacramento.”

The endorsement from the Stonewall Young Democrats comes on the heels of the powerful endorsement from John A. Pérez who made history by becoming the first openly LGBT Speaker of the California State Assembly. Kassakhian also received an early endorsement from former Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg, who was a founding member of the California Legislative LGBT Caucus.

The Stonewall Young Democrats joins a growing coalition of Democratic organizations that have endorsed Ardy Kassakhian, including the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV), the East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD), and Democrats for Neighborhood Action (DNA).

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, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (Ret.), and Assemblymember Ian Calderon. 

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.