Adrin Nazarian is the incumbent Democratic candidate for District 46 of the California State Assembly. District 46 includes the southeastern San Fernando Valley. Nazarian grew up in the San Fernando Valley and went on to receive his degree in Economics from UCLA in 1996. He currently serves as the chief-of-staff to L.A. City Councilmember Paul Krekorian.
Upon graduating UCLA, Nazarian participated in the prestigious CORO Fellowship in Public Affairs program. From 1997 to 1999, he served as an aide to Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), assisting him with business and labor community issues.
In 1999, former Governor Gray Davis appointed Nazarian as a Special Assistant to the California Trade and Commerce Agency. During his tenure at the agency, he helped establish the Division of Science, Technology and Innovation, which focused on creating and maintaining technology based jobs in California.