ANCA-Glendale to Host City Council Candidate Forum on Feb. 13

Glendale ANCA candidates' forum

GLENDALE—On Wednesday, February 13, the Armenian National Committee of America – Glendale (ANCA-Glendale) and La Crescenta (ANCA-La Crescenta) will hold the first in the series of candidate forums for the Glendale municipal elections.

Candidates seeking election to the three seats on the City Council will participate in the candidate forum to be held at the K&M Karamanoukian Glendale Youth Center. The public is invited to attend the candidate forum starting 7:00 pm.

“These candidate forums will provide an excellent opportunity to learn about the candidates’ stance on several critical issues facing everyone who lives in Glendale or has children who attend the Glendale Unified School District,” stated ANCA-Glendale Chairman Berdj Karapetian.

Twelve candidates will be competing for three seats on the five member City Council. The voters will be able to choose up to three individuals for the four year term on the City Council.

The order of candidates and their designation on the ballot is as follows:
1. Black, Jefferson – Teacher/Activist/Parent
2. Barnes, Rick – Realtor
3. Fuentes, Edith – Retired City Administrator
4. Friedman, Laura – City Council Member/Small Businessowner
5. Najarian, Ara – Glendale Councilmember
6. Sinanyan, Zareh J. – Attorney
7. Mohill, Mike – Retired Businessman
8. Molano, Herbert – Business Owner
9. Kazazian, Aram – California Licensed Architect
10. Keuroghelian, Chahe – Small Business Owner
11. Kedikian, Roland – Bankruptcy Attorney
12. Engel, Sam – Neighborhood Services Administrator

Several community organizations including the Glendale Youth Center and local chapters of the Armenian Cultural Foundation, Armenian Relief Society, Armenian Youth Federation, and Homenetmen have joined the ANCA-Glendale and ANCA-La Crescenta in hosting these candidate forums.

The ANCA-Glendale will be presenting information regarding the proposed charter amendment measures and the candidates seeking election to the positions of City Clerk and City Treasurer at the February 13 candidate forum.

A second candidate forum is slated for February 20, 2013 at the same location and time for the Glendale Unified School District Governing Board.

The ANCA-Glendale has sent questionnaires to all the candidates and will complete its evaluation of the candidates after each forum. The ANCA-Glendale is expected to announce its recommendations and/or endorsements after February 20.

ANCA-Glendale advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the city’s Armenian American community and promotes increased civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.

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