Newly-Elected State Senator Adds Momentum to Torossian’s People-Powered Campaign.
SUNLAND, TUJUNGA, Calif.—Karo Torossian on Thursday announced the support of State Senator Anthony Portantino (SD-25) in his campaign for the Los Angeles City Council’s 7th District.
“I am endorsing my friend Karo Torossian for the City Council because he will work with me to create jobs, preserve our open spaces and protect our communities from overdevelopment. He has earned my support and deserves your vote on March 7,” Senator Portantino said about Torossian.
Portantino, a longtime progressive leader, served on the La Cañada Flintridge City Council from 1999-2006, and then was elected by his constituents to serve in the State Assembly from 2006 until 2012. The veteran legislator, who represents the San Fernando and San Gabriel valleys and large areas of Council District 7, was an educator at the University of Southern California.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of such a distinguished community leader. I count Senator Portantino as a mentor and look forward to collaborating with him to solve the most pressing needs of our communities,” candidate Torossian said.
Karo Torossian is the Director of Planning and the Environment for L.A. City Councilman Paul Krekorian. In his position, he has created hundreds of jobs for Angelenos, has built parks from vacant lots, and oversees the revitalization of the L.A. River. He was born and raised in the East San Fernando Valley and lives in Tujunga with his wife and two young children.