GLENDALE–The National Organization of Republican Armenians (NORA) announced their support for Sunder Ramani to become the next Assemblymember in the 43rd District. This important announcement reflects the ever growing Armenian-American backing Ramani has received and the extensive list of prominent supporters who have rallied to his cause.
Carlo Ghalian, a representative from NORA, said, “As an organization dedicated to informing and educating the American-Armenian community about Republican values and policies, the National Organization of Republican Armenians is proud to support Sunder Ramani in his bid to represent the 43rd Assembly District in the upcoming Special Election run off.
NORA recognizes Ramani’s extensive community involvement prior to declaring his candidacy to represent the 43rd assembly district. “As a dedicated family man, an immigrant, and an entrepreneur, he shares much with the members of our community. Just as importantly, he has served this community long before he sought to represent it,” stated Ghalian.
Sunder Ramani claimed, “I am honored to have received NORA’s important backing. If elected, I promise to work my hardest to represent the outstanding members of this district.”
“We do not doubt that he will take to Sacrament the same can-do attitude that he has exhibited for years and are certain that he will do all of us proud as our next Assembly representative,” continued Ghalian.
Ramani’s impressive list of endorsements include the USA Armenian Life Magazine, the Armenian National Committee – Western Region, which offered Ramani an open endorsement and other prominent Armenian-American leaders which include: former Governor George Deukmejian, Glendale Mayor Ara Najarian, former Glendale Mayor Rafi Manoukian, former Glendale Mayor Bob Yousefian, Presidential advisor Ken Khachigian, Glendale School Board President Greg Krikorian, former LA County DA Robert Philibosian, Alice S. Petrossian – Chief Academic Officer of the Pasadena Unified School District, Dr. Armine G. Hacopian – Clerk and Board Member of Glendale Community College Board of Trustees, Assistant U.S. Attorney Craig Missakian and longtime community leaders and benefactors Armen Hampar and Richard Mushegain of the Armenian Assembly of America.
Sunder Ramani who is #210 on Page 9 of the Ballot for the June 8th 2010 Special Runoff Election is a small business owner and former chairman of the Burbank Chamber of Commerce. He is a longtime community leader in Burbank and Glendale and currently serves on the boards of the Glendale Educational Foundation Advisory, Burbank Chamber of Commerce Board, Burbank Community Foundation, Burbank Healthcare Foundation and Burbank Rotary. Sunder serves on the board of the National Federation of Independent Business both in Washington D.C. and Sacramento. He founded a consulting firm that focuses on business development for small business enterprises.