Krekorian, Other ANCA-Endorsed Candidates Win in Tuesday’s Election

Newly-re-elected Councilmember Paul Krekorian addresses a victory party on Tuesday with LA Mayor Eric Garcetti

LOS ANGELES—Candidates endorsed by the Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region swept to victory in Tuesday’s municipal elections, with Councilmember Paul Krekorian handily winning a second term to represent his constituent in Council District 2.

Krekorian, the incumbent, received 6,704 votes (74.67 percent) to his opponent Eric Preven’s 2,273 votes (25.32 percent), according to results published in the Los Angeles Times.

ANCA-WR-endorsed candidates Nuri Martinez and Mitch Englander also won their respective city council races, receiving more than 50 percent of the votes. Martinez received 5,344 votes (60.93 percent) to secure another term representing Council District 6, while Englander ran unopposed in the Council District 12 receiving 11,224 votes (100 percent) securing him re-election, according to the LA Times, , which reported that less than 10 percent of registered voters participated in the primary elections Tuesday.

Other ANCA-WR-endorsed candidates who won on Tuesday were Scott Svonkin, who received 96,015 (62.16 percent) securing him another term in Los Angeles Community College Board of Trustees (Seat 5), and Mike Fong who won the race for Seat 7 with 91,510 votes (58.22 percent). The third ANCA-WR-endorsed candidate for the Community College Board, Francesca Vega, will face her opponent Andrea Hoffman in the May Run-Off Elections. Vega received 55,440 votes (34.99 percent), while Hoffman walked away with 56,377 votes (35.58 percent).

Incumbent Bennett Kayser, the sole ANCA-WR-endorsed candidate in the Board of Education race for District 5, received 7,623 votes (35.84 percent), ensuring him a spot on the May ballot against Ref Rodriguez who received 8,217 votes (38.63 percent), according to results posted on


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