ANCA-WR Urges California Democrats to Vote in Assembly District Committee Elections this Weekend

GLENDALE— To ensure that the two major political parties reflect the demographic composition of their constituency, the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region is urging California Armenians registered as Democrats to participate in this weekend’s delegate elections and elect individuals who can best represent their views within the Democratic Party. The ANCA-WR also encourages Armenian-Americans to get involved in Republican Party building activities as well, when those opportunities present themselves.

“Armenians, like all Americans, should be civically engaged, vote during elections and participate in the foundation that makes America great: Democracy” said Haig Hovsepian, Government Affairs Director at the ANCA-WR.

The Assembly District Committee elections will take place in every Assembly District in California and each district will elect six (6) male and six (6) female delegates. Armenian Americans are running for delegate positions in 7 Assembly Districts. To vote, you must be a registered Democrat in that Assembly District and must pay $5 (unless it’s a financial hardship)

Elections will be on Saturday or Sunday. Information about location, date and time can be found below.

The largest number of Armenian-American candidates will be in the Glendale/Burbank based 43rd Assembly District. Candidates in the 43rd AD elections include: Armond Aghakhanian, Berdj Karapetian, Michael Kiaman, Juliette Minassian, Nayiri Nahabedian and Adrin Nazarian.

Candidates in the other Assembly Districts include: Richard Gatchalian (11th AD), Arsine Ansryan (39th AD), Karo Torossian (39th AD), Levon Kirakosian (44th AD), Varo Asorian (53rd AD), Paul Naccachian (57th AD), Murad Minassian (58th AD).

The Armenian National Committee of America-Western Region is the largest Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization which advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.


11th Assembly District – Susan Bonilla’s District
Date: Saturday, January 8
Time: 10:00am
Location: USW Local 5
Address: 1333 Pine Street, Martinez, CA

39th Assembly District – Felipe Fuente’s District
Date: Saturday, January 8
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: La Sirenita Restaurant
Address: 9116 Van Nuys Blvd., Panorama City, CA 91342

44th Assembly District – Anthony Portantino District
Date: Saturday, January 8
Time: 10:00 AM
Location: South Pasadena Unified School District Admin Bldg
Address: 1020 El Centro St., South Pasadena, CA
Onsite Phone: (626) 441-5810

53rd Assembly District – Betsy Butler’s District
Date: Saturday, January 8
Time: 10:00am
Location: Jocelyn Center
Address: 1601 North Valley Drive, Manhattan Beach, CA 90266

43th Assembly District – Mike Gatto District
Date: Sunday, January 9
Time: 2:00pm
Location: IATSE Local 80, Grips Union Hall
Address: 2520 West Olive, Burbank, CA
Cross-streets: Buena Vista and Olive, near Disney Studios
Onsite Phone: (818) 526-0700

57th Assembly District – Roger Hernandez’ District
Date: Sunday, January 9
Time: 10:00am
Location: Baldwin Park Teen Center
Address: 15010 Badillo St., Baldwin Park, CA 91706
Onsite Phone: (626) 960-7171

58th Assembly District – Charles Calderon’s District
Date: Sunday, January 9
Time: 12:00pm
Address: 4530 East Cesar W. Chavez Ave., Los Angeles, Ca 90022


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  2. Jay said:

    Yes, Armenians. Go out and vote for that PUNK Democrap or Repooplican, with TATTOOS all over his/her body, Who posseses a Total IQ of 4. Please, go out and vote. THEY WILL RECOGNIZE THE ARMENIAN GENOCIDE.