ANCA-SGV Endorses Tony Mendoza for State Senate

Tony Mendoza (center) with ANCA-SGV representatives

MONTEBELLO—The Armenian National Committee of America- San Gabriel Valley is pleased to announce their endorsement of former Assemblymember Tony Mendoza for the California State Senate seat in the 32nd district. Primary elections for newly-drawn district will be held on June 3. The two top vote-getters will move on to the general elections on November 4.

The Chairman of the ANCA-SGV, Viken Pakradouni stated “Tony Mendoza is a highly-qualified candidate with years of experience in this region. We believe that he can make a significant difference for the communities in this district. The Armenian-American community can count on Tony Mendoza to advance our issues of concern and prioritize our community’s needs.”

Mendoza has been an elementary school teacher in East Los Angeles for over ten years. In 1997, he was elected to a seat on the Artesia City Council, which he would hold for three successful terms. After a successful campaign in 2006, Mendoza was elected to the California State Assembly as the representative of the 56th district. Tony Mendoza has demonstrated a strong track record of tackling challenges and working for the betterment of the communities he represents. Throughout the years, Mendoza has been a tireless advocate for underserved communities, authoring several bills that promote access to health and education.

The 32nd Senate district incorporates the communities of Artesia, Bellflower, Buena Park, Cerritos, Commerce, Downey, Hacienda Heights, Hawaiian Gardens, La Habra Heights, La Mirada, Lakewood, Los Nietos, Montebello, Norwalk, Pico Rivera, Rose Hills, Santa Fe Springs and South Whittier.

The Armenian National Committee of America- San Gabriel Valley is a local chapter of the largest and most influential Armenian-American grassroots advocacy organization in the United States. The ANCA-SGV advances the issues of the region’s Armenian-American community on the local, state and federal level.

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