BURBANK—The primary elections in Burbank Tuesday yielded two winners in the highly contested school board race, with two of the four Armenian National Committee of America-Burbank chapter endorsed candidates capturing seats on the city’s school board.
Based on preliminary results posted on the Burbank City website, Roberta Reynolds, who was endorsed by the ANCA-Burbank received 5,327 votes (52.73 percent) winning her third term on the school board. Steve Ferguson, who was also endorsed by the Burbank ANCA, won a seat on the school board with 5,068 votes (50.16 percent).
Coming in third place was another ANCA-endorsed candidate, Dr. Armond Aghakhanian, who received 3,678 votes (36.41 percent) forcing a run-off with Gregory Sousa who received 3,028 votes (29.97 percent). The remaining candidates were eliminated
No candidate in the Burbank City Council race received the 50 percent of votes required to secure a seat, leaving ANCA-endorsed candidate and incumbent Emily Gabel-Luddy (4,142 votes and 41 percent) will face off against Will Rogers (3,533 votes, 34.97 percent), Christopher Rizzotti (2,356votes and 23.3%) and Juan Guillen (2,303votes and 22.80%) in the April 14 run-off elections.
Municipal elections in Burbank are conducted exclusively through the mail. Residents will receive new ballots ahead of the April 14 elections.