*California State Assemblyman receives endorsement for 21st Senate seat.
FALLS CHURCH–Va.–The Armenian American Democratic Leadership Council announced last week its endorsement of California State Senate candidate Scott Wildman. The endorsement is the first issued by the AADLC for the upcoming California primary election cycle–which will end with the open primary elections on March 7 of next year.
"We’ve endorsed and pledged our organization’s support for Scott Wildman based on his unparalleled record in the State Assembly," said Glendale native and AADLC Executive Director Alex Sardar. "Led by the courage of his convictions–Scott Wildman has always been there for the Armenian-American community of the 43rd Assembly District."
"He has been especially active in combating continued efforts by the Turkish government to deny responsibility for the Armenian Genocide. Very few public officials have displayed his level of principled leadership and tireless energy. He has clearly earned his standing as a trusted and respected friend of the Armenian-American community," explained Sardar.
Wildman was originally elected to the State Assembly in 1996 and quickly distinguished himself as respected and responsive legislator. From his work on the Assembly Education Committee to his work on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee–Wildman has earned the respect of his colleagues in Sacramento.
Wildman’s Assembly District (43) encompasses Glendale–Burbank–Atwater Village–Silverlake–East Hollywood and Los Feliz neighborhoods and the Senate district (21) he is running to represent covers Altadena–Pasadena–South Pasadena–San Marino–Temple City–La Canada–Flintridge–La Crescenta–Montrose–Glendale–Burbank–Tujunga–Sunland–Atwater Village–Eagle Rock–Silver Lake and Toluca Lake.
Born in San Diego and a graduate of the University of Colorado–Wildman has been both a teacher and small business owner. He has five children and presently resides in Los Feliz with his wife Arlene.