Glendale, CA — The Armenian National Committee of America, Western
Region (ANCA-WR) announced its endorsement of Adrin Nazarian for the
newly drawn San Fernando Valley’s 46th Assembly District today. The
primary election for the seat will take place on June 5, 2012.
Adrin Nazarian, the chief of staff to L.A. City Councilmember Paul
Krekorian, has been a longtime supporter, and active member, of the
Armenian community. Nazarian also served as the chief of staff to
Krekorian when the latter was in the State Assembly himself and where
both of them worked dependably to ensure the Armenian American
community had a voice in Sacramento.
“Our district deserves a proactive state government that will be
responsive to our needs and not party to the whims of dysfunctional
politics,” said Nazarian in a press release. “For too long, politics
have short-changed the long-term interests of our state as students,
homeowners and those concerned about basic services have paid the
price. When elected, I will fight for the structural reforms this
state needs and bring back the core services our Valley deserves.”
Nazarian, who grew up in the San Fernando Valley, received his Bachelor’s
degree in economics from UCLA. Upon graduation, he was a participant
of the CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs program. He has served as an
aide to Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA) and was appointed by former
California Gov. Gray Davis as a Special Assistant to the California
Trade and Commerce.
He is a Class of 1991 graduate of Ferrahian Armenian School and, also,
a former member of
the Armenian Youth Federation and Homenetmen Athletics.
“The ANCA-WR is happy to support one of our own in Adrin Nazarian as
he pursues the newly-created 46th Assembly District seat,” said Acting
Chairwoman, Nora Hovsepian. “His candidacy is an example of the type
of civic engagement we hope to see more of from our community members
and Adrin is the ideal person to be an example for that.”
The newly drawn 46th Assembly District includes the Los Angeles
neighborhoods of Sherman Oaks, Toluca Lake, Studio City, Valley
Village, Valley Glen, Van Nuys, North Hollywood, Panorama City, North
Hills, Lake Balboa and the Hollywood Hills.
The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the
largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots advocacy
organization in the Western United States. Working in coordination
with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the
Western United States and affiliated organizations around the country,
the ANCA-WR advances the concerns of the Armenian American community
on a broad range of issues.