California Peace Officers Unite Behind Adrin Nazarian for State Assembly

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY –  The Peace Officers Research Association of California (PORAC) endorsed Adrin Nazarian for State Assembly today, citing his commitment to public safety and a tenure in public service built on responsible governance.

PORAC, the professional federation of local, state, and federal public safety associations, represents more than 63,000 officers and is the largest public safety association in the nation.

“PORAC prides itself on carefully scrutinizing the qualifications of every candidate,” PORAC President Ron Cottingham said. “After careful deliberation, we proudly endorse Adrin Nazarian because we believe he will be an excellent representative for the 46th District, especially because of his strong commitment to public safety.  Adrin’s openness and willingness to communicate, and his concerted efforts to address public safety issues are qualities that make him truly deserving of PORAC’s endorsement.”

PORAC now joins the United Firefighters of Los Angeles City Local 112 and the Los Angeles Airport Peace Officers’ Association in a growing coalition of public safety organizations that have chosen Adrin Nazarian as the best choice to represent the 46th Assembly District.

“The Peace Officers Research Association of California has long been a leader in the fight to enhance public safety, uphold professional training standards, and protect the rights of peace officers,” Nazarian said. “I am honored to have their support and will stand with them as we work to make our neighborhoods more livable and our streets safer.”

As the chief of staff to then-Assemblymember Paul Krekorian, Adrin helped lead the fight against speeders, crafted legislation aimed at protecting minors from predatory talent agencies, fought in Sacramento to balance budgets without comprising public safety, and protected communities by working on legislation to evict drug dealers from their rental properties.

The newly drawn 46th Assembly District includes the Los Angeles neighborhoods of North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Sherman Oaks, Valley Village, Valley Glen, Van Nuys, Panorama City, North Hills, Lake Balboa and the Hollywood Hills. The primary is June 5, 2012.