Press Release: Burbank Mayor Nick Schultz Endorses Sam Kbushyan for LA City Council District 2

For Immediate Release




Vic Gerami

Campaign Manager 


[email protected]







Los Angeles — Today, CA State Commissioner and small business owner Sam Kbushyan proudly announced the endorsement of Burbank Mayor Nick Schultz. Mayor Schultz is the frontrunner for the California Assembly to represent District 44. 


Schultz said, ‘I am pleased to endorse Sam Kbushyan for LA City Council District 2. I know Sam to be a man of integrity, empathy, and exceptional leadership, and he’ll be a strong champion for our community at City Hall.’


Kbushyan welcomed the endorsement, stating, ‘I’m grateful and honored to have Nick’s endorsement, not only as the Mayor of Burbank but as someone who, like me, has dedicated his entire professional career to public service. I proudly endorsed Nick for CA State Assembly because of his impeccable character, his admirable work as an attorney, and his service as a Burbank Councilmember since 2020. ' 


He added, ‘Our districts overlap in some places, and I know that Nick and I will make a great team. Los Angeles faces significant challenges, but there are also many opportunities for growth, synergistic partnerships, and community cohesion. I look forward to working with Nick for years to come.’ 



About Mayor Nick Schultz


Nick has spent his entire professional career in public service. He currently serves as a Deputy Attorney General with the Special Prosecutions Section of the Attorney General’s Office with the California Department of Justice, where he works with local, state, and federal law enforcement officials to investigate and prosecute criminal cases primarily related to public corruption, officer involved shootings, human trafficking, mortgage fraud, tax evasion, and other forms of financial fraud.


In this role, Nick helped lead the charge to create the first-of-its-kind Post-Conviction Review Unit at the Department of Justice, which will review claims of innocence and wrongful conviction for any cases handled by the State. This will be the first-time individuals making claims of wrongful convictions will be able to have their voices heard.


Nick personally understands the hardships the average Californians find themselves in every day. He was largely raised by a single mother who worked to give him every available opportunity to succeed; he is the first person in his working-class family to attend and graduate from college.



About Sam Kbushyan 


Sam Kbushyan serves as a Commissioner for the California State Board and has long been a committed public servant, community pillar, and advocate for civil rights. He was first appointed to the California State Respiratory Care Board in 2017, and his dedication led to his reappointment for another term in 2022.


As the Principal of the public affairs firm SKG, Sam is deeply committed to fostering community growth, promoting business advocacy, ensuring civic participation, and nurturing symbiotic partnerships. Appointed by Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, Sam is integral to the Mayor’s Advisory Transition Team. His unwavering commitment to public affairs, civic participation, and social entrepreneurship made him a prime choice for Mayor Bass.


Active in numerous preeminent community organizations, Sam also serves on the board of the LA Community Alliance. In this role, he creates strategic alliances and fosters cooperation among various community stakeholders. Previously the Executive Director of the Immigrants Charitable Foundation, Sam’s impact is wide-reaching.

Sam’s expertise was also evident in his tenure as a SEIU Local 434b labor union organizer. Here, he formulated strategies that empowered long-term healthcare workers to advocate for improved wages, work conditions, and healthcare accessibility. He successfully mobilized over 30,000 healthcare providers through advocacy initiatives, collective bargaining, and educational programs for union members.


As a member of the East Hollywood Chamber of Commerce board, Sam has fervently advocated for small businesses, addressing their unique challenges regarding the local economy and sustainability.

Sam’s dedication traces back to his academic years. He served as the Student Body President at Los Angeles Valley College and later assumed the role of Commissioner of Political Affairs at California State University Los Angeles.


Stepping into the political arena as a candidate, Sam has set clear priorities: combating homelessness, addressing housing shortages and related challenges, ensuring public safety, fighting government corruption, promoting economic development across all income levels, creating a sustainable immigration framework, and devising efficient public transportation solutions.


Sam pursued political science at California State University Los Angeles and earned his B.A. He furthered his education with a graduate degree from Northeastern University in Boston, Massachusetts. He shares his life in Valley Glen, CA, with his wife, Suzanna, and their three children: Maria, David, and Bella.

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS