GLENDALE–With the participation of several dozen supporters and friends at a fundraising event held on Wednesday–December 12–the Armenian National Committee-Political Action Committee raised $35,000 for Fresno area California State Assembly candidate and long time ANC activist Steve Samuelian.
Samuelian–who is running as one of two Republican candidates in the 29th State Assembly district’s primaries–has been a prominent figure in the Fresno community–the California Republican Party–as well as the statewide Armenian American community. A former District Director for Congressman George Radanovich (R-Mariposa)–Samuelian has been an active presence in both American political circles–as well as a leader on Armenian American issues in Congress–including a number of Genocide resolutions introduced by Radanovich.
The ANC-PAC event–which attracted a cross section of the Armenian American community–as well as a number of prominent guests–was held at Glendale’s Kix Restaurant–where guests gathered to lend their support and assistance to Samuelian.
All Republican organizations of the 29th State Assembly district–and a roster of prominent district have endorsed Samuelian’s candidacy and statewide leaders are proud supporters of the candidate.
The brief program featured remarks by ANC-PAC Executive Director Alex Sardar–as well as ANC activist and long-time Central Valley Armenian American leader Apo Saghdejian–who in his introduction of Samuelian–outlined the candidate’s years of involvement in various organizations and community projects. Saghdejian praised Samuelian for his leadership on a number of key issues and total dedication to public service.
Samuelian in his remarks thanked the guests and the ANC-PAC for their support and assistance on the campaign.
He gave a brief overview of the latest issues and challenges facing the campaign and informed the audience that while he had the support of prominent groups and leaders–the road to victory would still be full of obstacles.
He went on ensure that once elected to office issues of concern to the Armenian American community would not take a backseat to other issues.
"I’m not going to shy away from taking on the issues that concern the Armenian American community of California," explained Samuelian.
"You have given me your support tonight–and I want to come back to you next year and I want to hear that you have not been disappointed by supporting me," said Samuelian.
Also present at the gathering were Samuelian family members–including the candidate’s wife Houri. For more information on Samuelian for Assembly campaign–contact (559) 226-0604.