VALLEY GLEN – Flanked by leaders of the community, California State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian officially announced on Friday, July 10, that he is in the race for the Second District seat of the Los Angeles City Council.
“Working together, with so many community activists and leaders of our neighborhood, we can change this city and make the Valley even better,” said Krekorian in Valley Glen, surrounded by dozens of supporters. “Undoubtedly, we are going through a difficult period right now, but I’ve faced difficult problems and will use my years of experience to help the Valley once again achieve greatness.
“With your help, I will be a councilman who understands that government needs to learn to listen before it can lead,” Krekorian continued. “As your representative, I will work to improve public safety so we can thrive in safe neighborhoods and will implement what has been a sterling track record of solving problems and coming through for residents in the Valley.”
As head of the Burbank Board of Education, Paul helped lead the district out of one of its toughest fiscal crises. As an Assemblyman, Paul instituted the “Government at Your Doorstep” program in which staff members have gone door-to-door throughout his district to help solve the myriad of concerns and problems from residents.
Krekorian, who has served in the Assembly since 2003 and for the past year as the Assistant Majority Leader, also released a partial list of endorsements that include elected officials, community leaders and public safety officers.
The list of endorsements includes: Congressman Brad Sherman (D-CA), California State Assembly Speaker, Karen Bass, Callifornia State Assemblymembers Mike Feuer, Kevin de Leon, Hector De La Torre, Mike Eng, and Jose Solorio, as well as Los Angeles County Sheriff Lee Baca and Los Angeles City Councilman Paul Koretz. Also backing Krekorian are a host of community actvists and local civil servents, including, Asta Chris of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association, Douglas Breidenbaco, Karo Torossian, and Carlos Ferrerreyra of the Greater Valley Glend Neighborhood Council, the President of the Laurel Grove Neighborhood Association, and a number of former community officials.