NORA Endorses Krikorian; Co-Sponsors Major Fundraiser

Gov. George Deukmejian with candidate Greg Krikorian

Honorary Host, Gov. George Deukmejian, to attend August 26 event.

GLENDALE—The National Organization of Armenian Republicans (NORA) is proud to endorse Greg Krikorian in the general election for the 43rd district of the California Assembly. Krikorian has served as an exemplary member of the Board of Education of the Glendale Unified School District for the past 11 years and NORA believes he would bring tremendous experience to the Assembly. Krikorian has also been endorsed by Governor George Deukmejian and Supervisor Mike Antonovich.

“We are pleased to announce our support for Greg Krikorian. Greg is an exceptionally hard-working public servant, a highly effective advocate and champion for the Republican Party, and a proud son of the Armenian American community,” said Aram Gaboudian, Chairman of NORA. “Every single vote for Greg on November 6th will be vital to his victory. We must send Greg to Sacramento to represent the district with the largest concentration of Armenian Americans in California.”

Krikorian and his wife Christine, a school teacher in Burbank, have raised a family of five kids, all of whom are attending or graduated from Glendale public schools. Krikorian is a small businessman who understands the challenges facing business in California. He is committed to helping California once again attain its standing for being an innovative pro-business state and not one run by anti-growth special interests. Krikorian and his family have been active in Armenian American organizations for decades and appreciate the importance of civic involvement amongst Armenian Americans.

“It is an honor to have NORA, the leading Armenian American Republican organization, support my campaign,” said Krikorian. “Leaders from the NORA have been active in helping my campaign and with their support, as well as that from other Armenian American organizations, we believe that we will win in November.

Krikorian faces Assemblyman Mike Gatto of Silver Lake. Gatto has been a vocal opponent of measures supported by Armenian Americans and has even sponsored legislation which makes it harder for older Armenian American voters to exercise their voting rights. Gatto’s supporters have even taken to questioning Krikorian’s patriotism based on Krikorian’s support for Armenian issues.

“We believe it is time for Armenian Americans to start being represented properly,” said Gaboudian. “It is in our ability to help elect a leader to show Sacramento that we as a strong proud community will not be told who our representatives should be. Electing Greg to the Assembly would send a strong message that Armenian Americans can, and will, have a say in our own interests and the better interests of the great state of California”

NORA is co-sponsoring a campaign event for Krikorian featuring Governor George Deukmejian on Sunday August 26 at Arbat Banquet Hall in Burbank. Please visit the NORA website at www.republicansarmenians.org for more information about the event and on details on how you can help elect Greg Krikorian.

Krikorian has also been endorsed by the Armenian National Committee of America, Western Region (ANCA-WR), the Filipino American Business Association of Glendale, and other organizations based in the 43rd Assembly District. The candidate plans to announce additional endorsements at the August 26 function and in the coming weeks.

NORA is state and federally registered political action committee established to support campaign committees for politicians who share the values of the Armenian American community.

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