Endorsements Announcement

Armenian National Committee – Glendale
721 S. Glendale Ave
Glendale, CA 91205
Tel: (818) 243-3444
Fax: (818) 243-3009
E-mail: [email protected]

For Immediate Release ~ Febraury 18, 2005
Contact: Alina Azizian – 818.243.3444


Glendale, CA — The Armenian National Committee of Glendale announced
Thursday its list of endorsed candidates for the Glendale City
Municipal Elections. The endorsements include candidates for Glendale
Unified School District Board of Education, Glendale Community College
Board of Trustees, City Clerk and City Treasurer. The committee is
holding off on endorsements for city council until a later date.

“With 19 candidates in the City Council race, the endorsement
process is inevitably taking a few weeks,” stated board member
Armond Gorgorian. “We really want to make sure we take the time to
meet with candidates as well as community members in order to make
a well informed endorsement decision.”

Regardless of the City Council race, the ANCG went ahead with
it’s endorsement of 8 candidates for various races. In the highly
publicized City Clerk race, the Armenian National Committee of Glendale
endorsed Ardashes ‘Ardy’ Kassakhian. The committee endorsed incumbent
Ronald Borucki for City Treasurer along with all three incumbents
for the College Board of Trustees: Armineh Hacopian, Anita Quinonez
Gabrielian and Victor I. King. Finally, for GUSD Board, the ANCG
endorsed incumbents Greg Krikorian and Chuck Sambar as well as Nayiri
Nahebedian for the remaining seat.

“The Armenian National Committee of Glendale believes that these
8 candidates are the best candidates for their respective races.
We are confident that these candidates bring with them the experience
and leadership skills necessary to improve our city and serve our
community,” announced Alina Azizian, Executive Director of the ANCG
(or stated the announcement).

The endorsements come less than 2 months before the April 5th
elections. The ANCG will spend the next 6 weeks encouraging people
to register to vote and get active on campaigns, Azizian stated.
The ANCG will also be launching a voter education campaign to inform
voters about the candidates, the issues and the voting process.

For more information regarding the candidates or ways to get involved,
please contact the Armenian National Committee of Glendale at
818.243.3444 or <mailto:[email protected]> [email protected].