SEIU Members Pick Adrin Nazarian for State Assembly

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – Adrin Nazarian, candidate for the California State 46th Assembly District, has been endorsed by the Service Employees International Union (SEIU) California – the labor union representing over 700,000 janitors, social workers, security officers, home care workers, school and university employees, healthcare workers, and city, county and state employees represented by SEIU local unions throughout California.

SEIU members participate in town hall meetings to interview, listen to, and evaluate candidates. “It was a pleasure to have an opportunity to discuss issues important to working Californians with Adrin,” said Gayle Batiste, RN, President of SEIU Local 121RN and member Northridge Medical Center. “It is clear to us that Adrin has the experience, traits, and abilities to be the type of representative who will stand up for us and our families.”

“SEIU is made up of such a diverse group of Californians that work so hard at caring for others,” said Nazarian. “To have their support and know that they have faith in me to represent them in Sacramento with integrity is both gratifying and a bit humbling too.”

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.