GLENDALE—Los Angeles city Councilman Eric Garcetti and LA City Controller Wendy Gruel endorsed Zareh Sinanyan for Glendale City Council.
“Zareh brings a refreshing perspective and truly understands the unique needs of Glendale,” said Los Angeles City Council Member Eric Garcetti. “I have the utmost confidence that Zareh will serve Glendale well, and he has my full support on his way to becoming Glendale’s next City Council Member.”
“Council Member Garcetti continues to be a proud Angeleno that represents the beating heart of Los Angeles,” said Sinanyan. “His stewardship of Council District 13 has created a blueprint for many to follow. Council Member Garcetti’s endorsement today is an honor and reaffirms my promise to rise to the occasion and lead Glendale towards a more promising future.”
Garcetti has served on the City Council for 12-years, in which time he has taken action to curb the city’s fiscal problems. During his tenure as City Council Member, Garcetti has built a reputation as a consensus builder. He is now running for Mayor of Los Angeles.
“Zareh has the experience and strength to fight for what he believes is best for Glendale,” said Wendy Greuel, Los Angeles City Controller. “Now more than ever, Glendale needs someone who has the long-term vision to keep Glendale’s economy strong and secure a bright future for the next generation. I know Zareh will fight for all of Glendale and I’m proud to endorse him.”
“I am humbled by the support of one of Los Angeles’ most loyal public servants,” said Sinanyan. “As only the second woman to be elected City Controller, Wendy has been a great representative of the San Fernando Valley and continues her tireless work to curb wasteful spending and create more opportunities for small businesses to grow.”
City Controller Greuel previously served on the Los Angeles City Council, representing the Second District in the Northeast San Fernando Valley for seven years. Her career as Council Member was highlighted by her work in creating reforms to increase government efficiency. Like Sinanyan, Greuel remains an advocate for alleviating the burdens placed on small businesses and continues to push for reducing wasteful spending. Greuel’s ability to stand up to City Hall signifies the qualities she expects in a leader.
Zareh Sinanyan attended Burbank High School and has been a resident of Glendale for the past 14-years. Zareh and his wife Lori have four children, the oldest of which currently attends school in the GUSD. Prior to declaring his candidacy for Glendale City Council, Zareh served on the Glendale Parks, Recreation and Community Services Commission and more recently as Chairperson of the Community Development Block Grant Advisory Committee from 2009 to 2011. Zareh received a Bachelor’s Degree from UCLA in History and Political Science and a Juris Doctorate from USC; he has been a practicing attorney since 2001.