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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 46

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Adrin Nazarian

California State Assemblymember
51,896 votes (79.1%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Expanding and protecting the middle class
  • Excellent schools for our children
  • Helping the homeless get back on their feet through smart efficient services



Adrin Nazarian was elected in November 2012 to represent California’s 46th Assembly District, which includes the Hollywood Hills, Lake Balboa, North Hills, North Hollywood, Panorama City, Sherman Oaks, Studio City, Toluca Lake, Valley Glen, Universal City, Van Nuys, and Valley Village.


Since his election, Adrin has passionately advocated for increased mass transit in the San Fernando Valley, smarter management of vital water resources through infrastructure improvements, protecting and expanding the film industry, and much-needed earthquake preparedness. He sits on the Assembly Committees on Arts, Entertainment, Sports, Tourism, and Internet Media; Health; Rules; and Transportation.


Adrin is proud of his record taking on powerful special interests in Sacramento. He has led the fight in Sacramento:

  • To bring entertainment jobs back to our communities;
  • Expand homeless services to help people back on their feet;
  • To take on the NRA to pass sensible gun laws;
  • And to stand up to health insurance companies to allow doctors to prescribe medicine, not health insurance companies.

Not only is Adrin an influential voice for his constituents in Sacramento, he’s actively engaged in his district. To date, he has organized over 50 free women’s self-defense classes, reaching over 2,500 participants; and hosted or co-hosted over 100 events/year throughout the district – ranging from child car seat safety, ADA workshops, pet adoption events, and map your neighborhood events.

Adrin has always believed in civic engagement and the importance of giving back to his community. He has served on the boards of several community-based organizations including the East Valley YMCA and the YWCA. Adrin was one of the founding members of Generation Next Mentorship program, which worked with local public schools to give young people alternatives to a life of gangs and drugs.

Prior to being elected, he served as Chief of Staff to Paul Krekorian in both Mr. Krekorian’s capacity as Assistant Majority Leader in the California State Legislature and Los Angeles Councilmember. He also served as an aide to Congressman Brad Sherman, participated in the prestigious CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs program, and was appointed as Special Assistant to the California Trade and Commerce Agency by former Governor Gray Davis. 

Adrin attended UCLA, where he received his Bachelor of Arts degree. He and his wife, Diana, live in West Toluca Lake with their children Alex, David and Maggie.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $636,670

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

SEIU California
AFSCME California
California State Council of Laborers
State Building & Construction Trades Council of California
Southwest Regional Council of Carpenters

More information about contributions

By State:

California 83.52%
District of Columbia 2.96%
Washington 2.63%
Louisiana 1.35%
Other 9.53%

By Size:

Large contributions (99.76%)
Small contributions (0.24%)

By Type:

From organizations (81.53%)
From individuals (18.47%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

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