Deukmejian Endorses Greg Krikorian

Gov. Deukmejian with Greg Krikorian

GLENDALE—Greg Krikorian’s campaign to become the next Assemblyman for the newly redrawn 43rd State Assembly District, received yet another endorsement from a California political icon. Former California Governor George Deukmejian has endorsed Krikorian’s candidacy.

“I am truly humbled to receive Governor Deukmejian’s endorsement. Over the course of my career in public service, Governor Deukmejian has been an inspiration to me,” stated Krikorian. “He embodies all the qualities those of us who aspire to be in public office should have – integrity, dignity and a dedication to those he represents, not to special interests.”

Seldom in the public eye for the last few years, Governor Deukmejian has stepped forward and voiced his support for Krikorian. “California can no longer afford ‘politics as usual’, with a revolving door legislature which replaces one bureaucrat with another,” commented Deukmejian. “We need fresh leaders to move our state beyond the status quo and break the partisan barriers. During his last eleven years on the Glendale School Board and publishing Business Life Magazine for the past 22 years with his father John Krikorian, Greg has demonstrated himself to be such a leader who is dedicated to our country. He has all my support.”

“In many ways, the challenges we face today are not unlike the challenges the Governor faced when he took office. At that time, California had a $1.5 billion budget deficit with an unemployment rate of 11.2%. His policies dug California out from under and generated a billion dollar surplus in just a few short years. I look forward to tackling the challenges we have today and work to reverse the unsustainable course California has been placed on. Like Governor Deukmejian, I oppose tax increases as a way out of our budget crisis and will work to implement sensible policies to put us back on the path of prosperity and sustainability,” added Krikorian

“We have to make every effort to renew our quest to create job opportunities for our residents! I’m committed to advocate for jobs and small business, we need to get back to the basics to attract and retain business. Unfortunately, the norm of today is to see far too many businesses closing their doors on a daily basis after being strangled by over regulation. Our state’s economic crisis directly and negatively affects our public safety, education, healthcare, and senior services to name a few,” stated Krikorian

“Public education funding continues to decline forcing many schools to increase class size, lay off teachers and cut crucial programs. Having three of my five children in college, I see first hand their and other student’s challenges, either ending up on a waiting list or even being denied the opportunity to get an education. Its come to a point were our government has grown too big and is denying our youth the opportunity for the American Dream,“ said Krikorian.

The newly redrawn 43rd Assembly district serves Burbank, Glendale, La Crescenta, Montrose, La Canada, Atwater Village, Los Feliz, East Hollywood, Little Armenia and Griffith Park. The primary is this June 6th and the General Election is November 5th 2012.

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