Krekorian Endorses Nahabedian For California Assembly

L.A. City Councilmember leads a growing coalition to back Assembly candidate

LOS ANGELES—LA City Councilmember Paul Krekorian announced Tuesday his full support for education reformer Nayiri Nahabedian to replace him in California’s 43rd Assembly District seat.  Krekorian, who represented the 43rd District for two terms before assuming office in the city of Los Angeles, said Nahabedian’s broad experience and proven record of reform makes her the best candidate to serve the needs of the 43rd District and all of California.

For three years, Nayiri Nahabedian has served as a School Board Member for the Glendale Unified School District.  She is also on faculty at California State University, Los Angeles, where she teaches Social Work.

“Under very difficult economic circumstances, Nayiri has worked hard to ensure that Glendale schools remain fiscally solvent and that their students are prepared to meet the challenges of tomorrow,” Krekorian said. “Nayiri is the only candidate in this race with the experience to confront the problems facing California, and the independence to make the hard decisions that will be required. In these extraordinarily challenging times, she is exactly the kind of leader we need to send to Sacramento to fight for us.”

With Krekorian’s endorsement, the endorsements of state Senator Carol Liu and Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, and the support of a broad coalition of community leaders, Nahabedian is quickly becoming the consensus candidate in the 43rd District.

“I am honored to have Paul Krekorian’s support, and the support of so many effective community leaders who believe that together we can be a force for reform,” Nahabedian said.  “Collectively, we must be forces for positive change in creating jobs, ensuring public safety and reforming the way Sacramento operates.”

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California’s 43rd Assembly District  includes Burbank, Glendale and parts of Los Angeles. The seat’s special election primary is scheduled for April 13, with a general election to follow on June 8.


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  1. Carol T. said:

    Our professional association endorsed her candidacy for Glendale School Board. She has done little to support us, contributes little to the Board meetings. Who else is out there?