Newly elected California State Senate Member Kevin de León (D-Los Angeles) took the oath of office on Thursday, January 20, 2011. The oath was administered by Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California, Judge Carols R. Moreno and was attended by dignitaries, State and local elected officials, and community leaders including members of the Armenian Council of America.

Senator de León’s Senatorial district represents a diverse community including portions of Little Armenia. As the Senator stressed, “Our diversity is our strength. There is no place on Earth that offers the rich tapestry of humanity that exists right here in this Senate District. It is in this fabric that we find beauty and promise. We have the tools among us and in us to create our own opportunity.”

As a member of the State Assembly, the Armenian Council of America has had a great relationship with the then Assemblyman de León’, “we are confident that the Senator will continue his advocacy towards issues dear to the Armenian American community and help lead the State out of financial difficulties, while keeping in mind what is important for the future of his constituency,” stated ACA member Razmig Der-Tavitian.

Senator de León is a Democrat member of the California State Senate, elected to serve the California’s 22nd Senatorial district in November 2010. The district includes East Hollywood, portions of Little Armenia, Echo Park, Elysian Valley, Mt. Washington, Lincoln Heights, South Los Angeles, the Cities of Alhambra, South Pasadena, San Marino, Vernon and Maywood and unincorporated portions of Los Angeles County.

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