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ANCA-WR Welcomes Mike Gatto To The State Assembly

The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region (ANCA-WR) is pleased to welcome Mike Gatto as the newly elected Assemblymember for the 43rd State Assembly District. Gatto will represent the largest concentration of Armenian Americans in the nation and will fill the seat vacated by former California State Assemblyman Paul Krekorian until the November 2010 General Election.

Paul Krekorian Speaks at ANC Glendale Dinner Series

LA City Council Member Paul Krekorian spoke to ANC-Glendale activists and supporters about civic involvement on Wednesday, May 26 at the Glendale Phoenicia restaurant. Krekorian, a former California Assemblymember for the 43rd District, shared his experiences of municipal governance in a friendly question answer session that involved a discussion about issues facing the Los Angeles Armenian community. The dinner-discussion was the first in a series of similar events with guest speakers, slated to be held on the last Wednesday of every month by the ANC-Glendale.

Hamparian Discusses Hai Tahd Conference, Wilson Center Action

Horizon’s Paul Chaderjian speaks with Armenian National Committee of America Executive Director Aram Hamparian about his recent trip to the republics of Armenia and Nagorno Karabakh to participate in an international Hai Tahd Conference. Mr. Hamparian also addresses plans by the Woodrow Wilson Center to honor the Turkish Foreign Minister, who vehemently denies US Pres. Woodrow Wilson’s beliefs and ideologies.

Karabakh Parliamentary Elections See Unprecedented Turnout

More than 70 percent of eligible voters in the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic flocked to the polls Sunday to elect a new parliament—the fifth legislature since the declaration of independence. More than 50 international observers and 30 international media had turned to the Karabakh authorities for monitoring or covering the elections in which four political parties with a total of 82 candidates on their slates were vying for 17 seats in parliament. The other seats in the 33-seat body were contested by 44 candidates in single-mandate constituencies. The legislature in Karabakh is elected for a five-year term.