GLENDALE–The Armenian National Committee of Glendale (ANCG) announced Thursday its list of endorsed candidates for the Glendale City Municipal Elections. The endorsemen’s include candidates for Glendale Unified School District Board of Education–Glendale Community College Board of Trustees–City Clerk–and City Treasurer.
"With 19 candidates in the City Council race–the endorsement process is inevitably taking a few weeks," stated board member Armond Gorgorian. "We really want to make sure we take the time to meet with candidates–as well as community members in order to make a well informed endorsement decision."
In the highly publicized City Clerk race–the Armenian National Committee of Glendale endorsed Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian. The committee endorsed incumbent Ronald Borucki for City Treasurer–along with all three incumbents for the College Board of Trustees: Armineh Hacopian–Anita Quinonez Gabrielian–and Victor I. King. Finally–for GUSD Board–the ANCG endorsed incumbents Greg Krikorian and Chuck Sambar as well as Nayiri Nahebedian for the remaining seat.
"The Armenian National Committee of Glendale believes that these 8 candidates are the best candidates for their respective races. We are confident that these candidates bring with them the experience and leadership skills necessary to improve our city and serve our community," announced Alina Azizian–Executive Director of the ANCG.
The endorsemen’s come less than 2 months before the April 5 elections. The ANCG will spend the next 6 weeks encouraging people to register to vote and get active on campaigns–Azizian stated. The ANCG will also be launching a voter education campaign to inform voters about the candidates–the issues–and the voting process.
The ANCG has not finalized its endorsemen’s for Glendale City Council at this time but expects to do so within the next two weeks.
For more information regarding the candidates or ways to get involved–please contact the Armenian National Committee of Glendale at (818) 243-3444 or [email protected]
City Clerk: Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian
Glendale Unified School District Board of Education: Greg Krikorian–Nayiri Nahabedian and Chakib "Chuck" Sambar
Glendale Community College Board of Trustees: Armine G. Hacopian–Victor I. King–Anita Q. Gabrielian
City Treasurer: Ronald T. Borucki