BURBANK–Now that Burbank City Council Candidate Garen Yegparian has made it from the Primary Election to the General Election, the next round of non-stop campaigning has begun.
There were 13 candidates in the Primary, now there are 6 candidates, vying for 3 seats. Yegparian would be the first Armenian-American to sit on the Burbank City Council, if he is elected on April 14, 2009.
Ballots are being mailed right now from the Burbank City Clerk’s office, which means Burbank voters will be receiving those ballots the last week of March. Nearly 4,000 Armenian-Americans will be receiving ballots and the Yegparian Campaign is urging all of them to vote.
"Only about 1,300 Armenian-American registered voters of Burbank’s 3,900, voted in the February Primary," said Rostom Sarkissian, Yegparian’s 30-year-old, Harvard-educated campaign manager.
"That number is unacceptable," said Sarkissian. "We appreciate those who voted for Garen, but we need to double that number if we expect to win on April 14," Sarkissian concluded.
Yegparian is hard at work making public appearances, walking door-to-door and making fundraising phone calls.
"These are serious times that call for serious leadership," Yegparian said. "With the help of the Armenian-American community and my thousands of non-Armenian friends and supporters, I hope to have an opportunity to serve Burbank in elective office and make a big difference in the lives of Burbankians."