CA State Assembly candidate Adrin Nazarian gets ANCA endorsement

Published: Saturday March 31, 2012

Adrin Nazarian.

Glendale, Calif. - The Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region (ANCA-WR) announced its endorsement of Adrin Nazarian for the newly drawn San Fernando Valley's 46th Assembly District today. The primary election for the seat will take place on June 5, 2012.

Adrin Nazarian, the chief of staff to L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, has been a longtime supporter, and active member, of the Armenian community. Nazarian also served as the chief of staff to Krekorian when the latter was in the State Assembly himself and where both of them worked dependably to ensure the Armenian American community had a voice in Sacramento.

"Our district deserves a proactive state government that will be responsive to our needs and not party to the whims of dysfunctional politics," said Nazarian in a press release. "For too long, politics have short-changed the long-term interests of our state as students, homeowners and those concerned about basic services have paid the price. When elected, I will fight for the structural reforms this state needs and bring back the core services our Valley deserves."

Nazarian, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, received his Bachelor's degree in economics from UCLA. Upon graduation, he was a participant of the CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs program. He has served as an aide to Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and was appointed by former California Gov. Gray Davis as a Special Assistant to the California Trade and Commerce.

He is a Class of 1991 graduate of Ferrahian Armenian School and, also, a former member of the Armenian Youth Federation and Homenetmen Athletics.

"The ANCA-WR is happy to support one of our own in Adrin Nazarian as he pursues the newly-created 46th Assembly District seat," said Acting Chairwoman, Nora Hovsepian. "His candidacy is an example of the type of civic engagement we hope to see more of from our community members and Adrin is the ideal person to be an example for that."

The newly drawn 46th Assembly District includes the Los Angeles neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Valley Village, Valley Glen, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, North Hills, Lake Balboa and the Hollywood Hills.

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country, the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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