LA CAÑADA FLINTRIDGE—Alexander Keledjian announced that he will seek election to the Pasadena Area Community College District Board of Trustees for Area 1. Area 1 includes the City of La Cañada Flintridge, the Linda Vista and San Rafael neighborhoods of West Pasadena, and the Western portion Altadena.
“I believe that the Board needs a change and I believe that I am that breath of fresh air,” stated Keledjian.
Keledjian has experience that stems deep within the La Cañada Flintridge community. He is the former student board member of the La Cañada Unified School District Board of Education. Board President Scott Tracy stated, “Alex demonstrated great maturity and effective communication skills as our student representative on the La Cañada Unified Governing Board during his senior year. I believe Alex was one of the strongest student reps during my twelve years on the board. That is the reason why Alex has my support for the PCC Board of Trustees.”
In addition to his service on the Board of Education, Keledjian was also a La Cañada Flintridge Youth Commissioner. The La Cañada Flintridge Youth Council is a city commission that uses taxpaying dollars to benefit the youth of the city.
After entering Pasadena City College as a student, Keledjian immediately became involved with the Associated Students of Pasadena City College. He served as a member of the Finance and Lobby Committee.
Keledjian has also received the support of two high profile leaders, former California Governor George Deukmejian and former Glendale Community College Superintendent/President John Davitt, who is also a La Cañada Flintridge resident.
Deukmejian stated, “Alex has experience, maturity, and knowledge that is beyond his years. I believe that those three components will make Alex the leader of this next generation. Former GCC President Davitt said, “As the former president of Glendale Community College , I know the qualities that are needed in a trustee. Alex has those qualities. He has the maturity and drive to make sure that Pasadena City College receives the right representation and leader.”
Keledjian was recently endorsed by Los Angeles County Supervisor Michael Antonovitch.
“With his commitment to improving the college experience for students in Pasadena, Alex Keledjian will be a positive addition to the Pasadena City College Board of Trustees,” said Antonovitch.
“What an honor,” stated Keledjian. “I have deep respect for Supervisor Antonovich and I am very happy to have his unequivocally support.”
Keledjian has also received substantial amount of support from the community. He has garnered the endorsements of all 5 members of the La Cañada Unified School District Board of Education, including 5 former school board members and the current student board member—the first in history of La Cañada Flintridge politics, according to Keledjian.
“No candidate has ever received the amount of broad support as I have. I believe that the community has seen my results of being involved in the community and as a result, supports my candidacy,” he said.
The election is to take place on November 5, 2013.