Tom Torlakson Endorses Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly

Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California Superintendent of Public Instruction is supporting his campaign for Assembly District 43. Torlakson is the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in this race. "I'm proud to endorse Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly. I know Ardy will be a fighter for our public schools. As the son of a teacher and a product of Glendale public schools, Ardy knows that good public schools can give our kids the foundation for future success. Ardy will work to improve our schools so that every child can reach for their dreams," said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. 

TOM TORLAKSON ENDORSES ARDY KASSAKHIAN FOR ASSEMBLY
Superintendent of Public Instruction chooses Ardy as best candidate for Assembly

GLENDALE – Ardy Kassakhian today announced that California Superintendent of Public Instruction is supporting his campaign for Assembly District 43. Torlakson is the first statewide elected official to make an endorsement in this race.

"I'm proud to endorse Ardy Kassakhian for Assembly. I know Ardy will be a fighter for our public schools. As the son of a teacher and a product of Glendale public schools, Ardy knows that good public schools can give our kids the foundation for future success. Ardy will work to improve our schools so that every child can reach for their dreams," said Superintendent of Public Instruction Tom Torlakson. 

“I am proud to have the support of Tom Torlakson,” said Kassakhian. “As Superintendent of Public Instruction, Tom Torlakson has been a leader in creating better public schools for California’s children. Strengthening our education system will be one of my priorities in the Assembly. I understand that good public schools are the foundation of a strong economy and successful communities,” Kassakhian added.

Ardy Kassakhian launched his Assembly campaign last year. Since that time, he has been meeting with voters and community leaders from Los Feliz to La Cañada to get their perspectives on issues facing their communities. 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.

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.

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