STUDIO CITY—Armenians from all around the San Fernando Valley and beyond raised over $50,000 for Wendy Greuel in her campaign for Mayor of Los Angeles. The event was hosted by Michael Israyelyan at his restaurant Romonov’s in Studio City. It was the most successful event to date within the Armenian community for a candidate running in the 2013 race for Mayor of Los Angeles.
More than 30 Co-hosts from several organizations came together to put on the event, including members of the ANCA, AGBU, Armenian Chamber of Commerce, and Community Members throughout the City of Los Angeles.
Wendy Greuel, currently the Los Angeles City Controller, has a long history of friendship with the Armenian community in Los Angeles. Wendy, and her husband Dean Schramm have been strong advocates for Genocide recognition not only in Los Angeles, but throughout the country. At the event, Greuel stated her desire to have Armenian Americans play key roles in her Administration, and said she will consult with the Armenian community on a regular basis in providing city services, and in shaping the future of Los Angeles.
Many supporters at the event cited Wendy’s experience in the private sector as an executive for Dreamworks and her running a small family construction supply business as factors in their support for her campaign. That experience and her pro business policies are in sync with many small and independent Armenian business owners in the Valley and Los Angeles.
Wendy has been endorsed by all the major business organizations in Los Angeles. During her remarks at the event, Wendy noted the endorsement of former President Bill Clinton who she worked for and who praised her efforts in helping provide emergency aid during the Northridge earthquake.
She has also been endorsed by former Mayor Richard Riordan, Senator Barbara Boxer, and Congressman Brad Sherman.