ANCA-Endorsed Candidates Win in Pasadena Elections

Top row: Roy Boulghourjian, left, Patrick Cahalan and Lawrence Torres were elected to the Pasadena Unified School Board Tuesday; Bottom Row: City Council winners Steve Madison and Margaret McAustin


Mayoral candidates to face-off in April 21 runoff
PASADENA—Candidates endorsed by the Armenian National Committee of American-Pasadena handily won their bids for office during Tuesday’s vote, with one ANCA-Pasadena endorsed candidate for mayor heading into a run-off on April 21.

ANCA-Pasadena endorsed mayoral candidate Terry Tornek received 4,814 votes (37.1 percent) and will face off with Jacque Robinson, who received 3,931 votes (30.3 percent) in the April 21 runoff, since neither garnered the 50-percent required for victory.

On the City Council front, ANCA-Pasadena-endorsed candidates Margaret McAustin (Distrct 2) and Steve Madison ran unopposed garnering 1,219 and 2,107 votes respectively.

The Pasadena Unified School District race brought victories for Roy Boulghourjian (District 2), who received 1,568 votes (67.9 percent); Patrick Cahalan (District 4) receiving Patrick Cahalan 814 votes (55.2 percent); and Lawrence Torres (Disctrict 6) garnering 1,566 votes (57.5 percent).

All results reported are based on information posted on the Pasadena City Clerk’s website.

The ANCA, Pasadena Chapter’s endorsement procedure for all candidates running for political office entails a thorough evaluation of the candidates’ submitted written questionnaires and interviews conducted by an Election Committee. Recommendations are made by the Election Committee and the ANCA-Pasadena Chapter Board endorses the most qualified candidates.

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