BURBANK—The Los Angeles County Democratic Party’s Friday endorsement of Armond Aghakhanian for Burbank School Board in the 2013 elections became the latest in an slew of high profile endorsement for the candidate, his campaign announced.
“Armond’s love of education, his work as a teacher and professor, and his active participation in our community will make him an invaluable addition to the Burbank School Board. He will hit the ground running as a newly elected board member to support our excellent schools and improve them with the most modern reforms for local education.,” said Thomas O’Shaughnessy, Vice Chair, Los Angeles County Democratic Party and Burbank Resident.
The Los Angeles County Democratic Party is the highest level endorsing body for the Democratic Party in the Burbank School Board race.
“I am deeply committed to improving public education. The Democratic Party shares that goal and I am proud to have their endorsement.,” said Aghakhanian.
The Burbank Teachers Association already endorsed Aghakhanian in December, making him the only candidate to receive this group’s endorsement.
“As a new parent and a university professor, Armond can see the perspective of all parents in the community and has a vested interest in the quality of education that we provide for our students,” said Lori Adams, President of the Burbank Teachers Association.
“Armond brings many new ideas to the table as well as the perspective of newcomers to our community and various political representatives.” Adams continued. “We look forward to working with Armond on many new projects that will enhance our curriculum as well as the finances of the District in the future.”
Last week, the Aghakhanian campaign announced that it also received the endorsement by the Stonewall Democrats.
Armond Aghakhanian is a professor at Burbank’s Woodbury University. For the past five years, he has taught courses in business, management, organizational leadership and government. Armond also serves the community on the Burbank and Greater East Valley Boys and Girls Club Board of Directors, the City of Burbank’s Community Development Goals Committee and the Burbank Kiwanis Club. In 2010, Armond was honored with the President’s Volunteer Service Award.
Armond earned his bachelor’s degree in Political Science from California State University Northridge and a Master of Business Administration from Burbank’s Woodbury University. He is currently a doctoral candidate at Pepperdine University’s Graduate School of Education and Psychology.
Armond Aghakhanian and his wife, Dr. Gayane Gasamanyan, are residents of Burbank. Their son recently celebrated his first birthday.
You can learn more about Armond’s campaign by visiting: www.armond2013.com