SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – The Los Angeles County Young Democrats have announced their endorsement of Adrin Nazarian for State Assembly, citing his experience in public service and track record of fighting for progressive values. The group becomes the first and only county-wide Democratic organization to make an endorsement in the race for the 46th Assembly District.
With more than 1,400 members, LACYD is one of the largest young professional organizations in California. For over 50 years, LACYD has focused on giving young people a voice and a vehicle for activism in local, state, and federal political issues.
“The Los Angeles County Young Democrats voted to support Adrin Nazarian for Assembly District 46 because he is an excellent candidate with substantial ties to the San Fernando Valley and communities throughout the new Assembly District,” said David Graham-Caso, Preisdent of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats. “Adrin’s impressive career of public service will allow him to hit the ground running as an Assemblymember and LACYD is proud to stand with Adrin to fight for the progressive ideals that matter to young people in Los Angeles County.”
LACYD joins Democrats for Neighborhood Action, the Korean American Democratic Club, Pro Active Democrats, and the San Fernando Valley Young Democrats in supporting Adrin Nazarian.
“I am honored to have the support of the Los Angeles County Young Democrats,” said Nazarian. “It means a great deal to me to have the support of such an active and distinguished group that represents so many young Democrats.”
Adrin currently serves as chief of staff to L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian. He grew up in the San Fernando Valley, attending high school there before receiving his degree in Economics from UCLA in 1996. He has been a CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs program participant, a board member of the East Valley YMCA and YWCA, and a founding member of the AGBU Generation Next Mentorship program.
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.