ANCA SGV Urges Community to Get Out the Vote Also Endorses Councilmember Alberto Perez
MONTEBELLO—The Armenian National Committee of America, San Gabriel Valley Chapter announced its endorsement of Jack Hadjinian and Councilmember Alberto Perez for Montebello City Council. The ANCA SGV is encouraging the Armenian community to fully participate in the election process by votingvote by mail well before Election Day, November 8th to ensure their mail-in ballot is counted. Those who do not vote by mail, should Individuals can still go to the polls on November 8.
“Jack Hadjinian has been a long-time activist for the Armenian community and a homegrown community leader here in Montebello,” said Viken Pakradouni, Chairman of the ANCA SGV. “As Armenian Americans we need to continually expand our participation in the political process. Public service and voting are key to this effort. We have a great opportunity in this election for the Armenian community to fulfill the American dream by turning out the vote in large numbers and electing one of its own sons to serve the community at large.”
Hadjinian is a third generation resident of Montebello. He has also served on the Montebello Civil Service Commission as well as the City of Montebello’s Investment Committee and the Montebello Police Department’s Public Safety Committee.
Hadjinian is currently a Los Angeles County Commissioner serving on the Assessment Appeals Board. In the past, he has served as the Chairman of the Board of the Montebello Chamber of Commerce.
Building on strong family ties to the Armenian community of Montebello, Hadjinian has served on the Board of Trustees of the Holy Cross Armenian Apostolic Cathedral as treasurer as well as the Montebello-Stepanakert Sister City Association.
“We have worked closely with Councilmember Perez over the past year and hope to work with him for many years to come,” said Pakradouni regarding the ANCA SGV’s endorsement of Councilmember Perez. “Out of the remaining candidates, he was clearly the most qualified and the person who has been most supportive of the ANCA’s efforts.”
Alberto Perez was first elected to the Montebello City Council by popular support during the 2010 recall election. He is running for his first full term on the City Council.
In addressing the community, Pakradouni noted, “If you can vote early, vote by mail. If you are going to the polls, be sure to remember to do so on November 8th. No matter which one you do, encourage your family and friends to vote as well. Democracy is not something you count on others to do for you. We each have to do our part by casting our vote so our voice can be heard.”
The Armenian National Committee of America, San Gabriel Valley Chapter advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the area’s Armenian American community and promotes increased Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.