Chahe Keuroghelian, Laura Friedman and Ara Najarian
Glendale City Council
GLENDALE, CA — After a careful evaluation of the candidates and personal interviews, the Armenian Council of America – PAC (ACA – PAC) is pleased to announce the endorsement of Chahe Keuroghelian and incumbent Councilmembers Ara Najarian and Laura Friedman for Glendale City Council.
In the past month, ACA – PAC interviewed and carefully studied the agenda of the candidates for City Council and given their records as community leaders and their commitment to issues of great interest to Armenian-Americans. These three individuals are the most qualified candidates, have the greatest chance of winning, and are best suited to represent the interests of the Glendale community as a whole.
Having a fiscally sound and responsible City government has been a priority of Councilmember Laura Friedman. Friedman has also enthusiastically encouraged cultural diversity within the City, championed creative and entertainment businesses, supported safe streets, and energetically promoted the arts.
Councilmember Najarian has been steadfast in keenly representing the interest of not only Armenian American constituency but the entire Glendale community. As a public servant, Mr. Najarian has continuously worked to improve the quality of life for all of Glendale’s residents.
As a strong advocate for improving the local economy of the City, Chahe Keuroghelian, is committed to attracting more businesses to Glendale and has proudly spoken for the often overlooked working class and immigrant population of the City. Mr. Keuroghelian will be a great addition to the upcoming Glendale City Council.
Glendale Unified School Board
ACA – PAC is also pleased to announce its endorsement of Glendale Unified School Board candidates Dr. Armina Gharpetian and incumbents Greg Krikorian and Joylene Wagner after evaluating the candidates’ responses to issues of concern to the Armenian-American community at large. Seven candidates are seeking election to the 3 seats on the Glendale Unified School District Board slated for the April 2nd Municipal election.
ACA – PAC believes that Greg Krikorian, Dr. Armina Gharpetian and Joylene Wagner are the best choices for the GUSD Board and have demonstrated, through their community outreach efforts, their willingness to lead the school district in areas of maintaining a high level of educational quality for all residents in Glendale.
Some of the goals for ACA – PAC are to not only ensure that GUSD students have equal access to receiving a quality education, but to also gain a higher level of cultural diversity appreciation in order to promote a prosperous multi-cultural coexistence. Maintaining a smaller class size and increasing the number of Armenian language courses in middle schools and high schools are also high priorities.
“I am proud and honored to receive the support of the ACA – PAC,” said incumbent Greg Krikorian. “As I run for re-election, I am reminded of the need to advocate for all the diverse students in our district in order to prepare them for the future.”
“I am truly honored and humbled to receive the endorsement of ACA – PAC and the overwhelming encouragement of its members,” said Dr. Gharpetian.
The Armenian Council of America – PAC is dedicated to educating the Armenian-American community in local political affairs, as well as actively pursuing Armenian-American participation in their respective local governments, to support political candidates who share the values of the Armenian American community.