Most of Los Feliz and Silver Lake are represented in the California State Assembly by Paul Krekorian, a Democrat who was elected in 2006. The 43rd Assembly District includes the cities of Glendale and Burbank, as well as most or all of the communities of Silver Lake, Los Feliz, North Hollywood and Valley Glen. Shortly after taking office, Krekorian asked Hisserich, who had met while both ran in the Democratic primary for the 43rd District in 2000 to join his staff. During the campaign, they had developed a mutual respect and friendship, and Hisserich was pleased to have the opportunity to work with him representing the neighborhoods that the Hisserichs call “home”.
John Hisserich has lived in the Silver Lake-Los Feliz area for over 30 years with his wife, Susan. In 2005, he retired from the University of Southern California where he served in several capacities, as Associate Vice President for Health Affairs, Deputy Director of the Norris Cancer Center, and professor of Public Health in the School of Pharmacy. (Ironically, Paul Krekorian’s wife Tamar was a student in his class).
“I enjoy interacting with people in the neighborhood, especially those who are involved in the neighborhood councils and residents’ organizations”, Hisserich said, “Assemblymember Krekorian stresses the importance of constituent service. I want to make sure that he is aware of how the community feels about the issues that are of concern to them.”
Pictured are the Hisserich Family at home in Silver Lake: Seated (L-R) Madeline, Susan, John and Alexandra; Standing (L-R) Helmi, Tori, Charles, Elizabeth and Heather. Currently (July 2015) John Hisserich is serving as a Senior Consultant at the City of Los Angeles