UNITE HERE Endorses Adrin Nazarian for State Assembly

SAN FERNANDO VALLEY – Today, UNITE HERE Local 11, the labor union representing over 20,000 workers in Los Angeles and Orange County, endorsed Adrin Nazarian for State Assembly, mentioning his steadfast support of workers and their right to organize.

UNITE HERE Local 11 members are the nucleus of the region’s tourism and hospitality industry, employed in hotels, restaurants, airports, sports arenas and convention centers throughout Southern California. “Adrin Nazarian realizes that the strength of California’s economic recovery rests squarely on the backs of the women and men in our industry – diligent service workers,” said Tom Walsh, President of UNITE HERE Local 11. “Adrin knows that those squeezed the most when times are tight are those fighting to hold on to middle class jobs. UNITE HERE members know they have Adrin’s support and he has ours.”

“There’s no way to fully express how pleased I am to have the support of UNITE HERE,” said Nazarian. “The hard-working members of this organization fight every day to embody the core values of organized labor – good jobs and safe working conditions, just for the opportunity to provide for themselves and their families. I’m proud to have their endorsement.”

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 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.