Walters Endorses Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board

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Former GUSD School Board member and President Christine Walters endorses Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board

GUSD School Board member and former President Christine Walters endorses Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board

GLENDALE—Shant Sahakian on Tuesday announced that Glendale Unified School District Board Member and Past President Christine Walters has endorsed his campaign for Glendale School Board District D.

“As a longtime community leader and product of our public schools, Shant will be a strong advocate for our students,” said GUSD Board Member Christine Walters. “His years of experience in serving the youth of our community will make him a valuable asset to our District. I can think of no one better to replace me on the Board and I’m proud to endorse Shant for the Glendale School Board’s District D seat.”

Walters has served on the Glendale School Board since 2009 and has served as President twice during her two terms. She was instrumental in helping maintain the District’s budget at a time when the State was making deep cuts in public education and she played an integral role in selecting GUSD’s new Superintendent.

Walters will not be running for re-election in April 2017 and Sahakian would succeed her on the Glendale School Board if elected.

“I am incredibly honored to have received the endorsement of School Board Member Christine Walters,” said Sahakian. “Her hard work, dedication, and contribution to our District will leave a lasting impact for years to come. I look forward to continuing her work in ensuring the success of our students in the District.”

About Shant Sahakian

Shant Sahakian is a product of the Glendale Unified School District, lifelong resident of Glendale, and longtime community leader running for Glendale School Board District D in the upcoming April 2017 election. Over the years, Shant has volunteered for local organizations that support Glendale’s youth, enhance the city’s public services, and serve the most vulnerable in the community. He is a graduate of California State University, Northridge (CSUN) and University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA Extension). He and his wife, Suzanna, live and work in the City of Glendale and are excited to welcome their first child at the end of October.

Glendale School Board District D includes the eastern section of the City of Glendale and households from the 91205 and 91206 zip codes. District D includes the communities of Adams Hill, Chevy Chase Canyon, Citrus Grove (partial), Emerald Isle, Glenoaks Canyon, Mariposa (partial), Somerset, and Woodbury (partial). The election will be held on April 4, 2017.

To learn more about Shant Sahakian and view a map of the district, visit VoteShant.com.

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