GLENDALE, CA–Speaker Emeritus Karen Bass on Monday announced her endorsement of Nayiri Nahabedian for State Assembly. In her endorsement, Bass spoke about Nahabedian’s extraordinary record of service as a community leader and a Glendale School Board Member.
“Nayiri’s background in the community and on the Glendale School Board has prepared her to represent the diverse communities of the district, and she is the kind of leadership Sacramento needs now,” Bass said in a statement. “Nayiri has earned my endorsement because of her long record of public service. As an educator, a children’s social worker and as a leader on the Glendale Unified School District Board, Nayiri has always stood up for what is right, fought to improve our communities and made our public schools work. I am proud to endorse Nayiri Nahabedian for State Assembly.”
“The work that Speaker Bass has done for California has been beyond reproach,” said Nahabedian. “To have the endorsement of Bass, who has been a pioneer for both women and Democrats over her career, is an honor.”
The endorsement of the former Speaker solidifies Nahabedian’s support from state and local lawmakers. Aside from Speaker Bass, Nahabedian is supported by Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles Councilmember Tony Cardenas, Congressman Howard Berman, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Senator Carol Liu, Senator Alex Padilla, Senator Curren Price, Assemblymember Bob Blumenfield, Assemblymember Felipe Fuentes, Assemblymember Anthony Portantino, and Assemblymember Julia Brownley.
To see the full list of endorsements, visit VoteNayiri.com
California’s 43rd Assembly District spans the cities of Burbank and Glendale. It also includes portions of Los Angeles, including the neighborhoods of Atwater Village, Laurel Grove, Los Feliz, Silver Lake, North Hollywood, Toluca Lake, Toluca Woods, Toluca Terrace, Valley Glen and Van Nuys. The Assembly seat is currently vacant, and a special election is scheduled for April 13th.