SAN FRANCISCO–The Armenian National Committee – Political Action Committee (ANC-PAC) urged all Armenian Americans to support Leland Yee for State Senate and those living in District 8 to vote for him in the June Democratic Party Primary. Senate District 8 includes San Francisco and San Mateo County.
"Assemblymember Yee has been a long-time friend and advocate for the Armenian American community," said ANC-PAC Chairman Leonard Manoukian. "Whether it is authoring legislation to add the Armenian genocide into the school curriculum or casting a critical vote to establish a California trade office in Yerevan–Leland Yee has always fought to protect and preserve our culture and interests."
"It is an honor to be endorsed by the Armenian National Committee," said Yee. "I take great pride in representing such a strong and active Armenian American community–and with the support of the ANC–I look forward to continuing my public service in the State Senate."
In addition to Yee’s advocacy in the State Legislature–he supported the sale of Mt. Davidson Cross to the Armenian community and stood firm as the Turkish lobby tried to disrupt the process. He hosted a reception in San Francisco for the President of Mountainous Karabagh Republic–Arkady Ghoukasian–and his delegation. Yee has always been a vocal proponent of the recognition of the Armenian genocide–regularly attending rallies and community memorial events to show his support. Sevag Sarkissian–Yee’s Senior Field Representative and native San Franciscan–has also been continuously involved in Armenian community life.
Leland Yee is seeking the 8th District State Senate seat–which will be vacated by Senator Jackie Speier as she seeks the position of Lieutenant Governor. The hotly-contested Democratic Primary will be held on Tuesday–June 6.
The ANC-PAC (a non-partisan organization) seeks to elevate the level of political participation of Armenian American voters. Working in coordination with a network of supporters throughout the State of California–the ANC-PAC actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.