Congressmen Berman And Sherman To Face Off In ANCA-WR Debate

30.08.2012 11:05

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR)
will be hosting a debate between Congressman Howard Berman and
Congressman Brad Sherman on September 29 at Ferrahian High School’s
Avedissian Hall in Encino. The two congressmen, engaged in the most
closely watched congressional election in the country, will be facing
off at the epicenter of the Armenian community in the San Fernando

In 2011, after an extensive evaluation process in which the ANCA-WR
participated, the California Citizens Redistricting Commission
released the new maps, revealing that the new district was composed
of large swaths of each congressman’s old district. With the decision
by both to run in the newly redrawn 30th District, the two longtime
congressmen and their respective campaigns for reelection have become
the focus of nationwide election coverage. In the blockbuster battle,
the Armenian-American community can provide the swing vote that
decides the election.

“There is no doubt about the large role that our community plays in
the San Fernando Valley,” said ANCA-WR Co-Chair Chris Guldjian. “And,
being a part of the greater Valley community, our organization wanted
to provide a venue where issues important to all local constituents
could be discussed.”

The candidates will be asked an array of questions ranging on topics
from domestic issues affecting local Valley residents to foreign
policy concerns.

ANCA – San Fernando Valley West Chairman Nareg Kitsinian commented,
“Both congressmen have been great friends of our community and it’s
going to be a difficult decision for everyone on Election Day. We’re
hoping this debate will help in leading us in the right direction.”

From: Baghdasarian

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