From a supplied release:
Ardy Kassakhian today announced that the membership of the Avance Democratic Club voted to endorse his campaign for Assembly District 43. Avance Democratic Club’s mission is to build political power, increase civic participation, and cultivate political leaders within the Latino community. With nearly 500 members, Avance is one of the largest and most active democratic clubs in Los Angeles County.
“Avance Democratic Club is proud to support an honest and dedicated public servant like Ardy Kassakhian,” said the organization’s president Ana Guerrero. “Ardy convinced our membership that he has a keen understanding of the issues that impact the Latino community, and that is why he won our endorsement. We know he will be a strong advocate and ally for us in Sacramento, and we look forward to working with him now and when he’s elected.”
Avance Democratic Club’s endorsement further solidifies Ardy Kassakhian’s support from Democratic Party leaders and grassroots activists, having earned the backing of the following Democratic organizations:
- Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley (DPSFV)
- Democrats for Israel (DFI)
- Democrats for Neighborhood Action (DNA)
- East Area Progressive Democrats (EAPD)
- Glendale Democratic Club
- Hubert H. Humphrey Democratic Club
- Pro-Active Democrats
- Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)
- Stonewall Young Democrats
Kassakhian is the only candidate in this race who has received official endorsements from Democratic organizations.
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 Public Instruction Tom Torlakson, Congressman Brad Sherman, Assembly Speaker Emeritus John A. Pérez, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Assembly Majority Leader Dario Frommer (Ret.), and Assemblymember Jackie Goldberg (Ret.).