GRANADA HILLS—The Armenian National Committee of America North San Fernando Valley Chapter will host a Candidate Forum on Thursday, July 25, ahead of the upcoming LA City Council District 12 Special Runoff Election which will take place on August 13. The Forum – featuring candidates John Lee and Loraine Lundquist – will take place at 7 p.m. at the Melkon and Angel Melkonian Armenian Center located at 17422 Chatsworth St, Granada Hills, CA 91344. The event is free and open to the public.
“As a grassroots public affairs organization, it is important for us to provide our community-at-large with an opportunity to learn more about the candidates running to represent them in the LA City Council,” remarked ANCA-NSFV Chair Kevin Boyadjian. “We are grateful that both campaigns agreed to partake in the Candidate Forum, which will explore the candidates’ positions on a number of issues facing the twelfth district.”
The forum will be moderated by Asbarez Editor Ara Khachatourian.
John Lee is a father, husband, community leader, and San Fernando Valley native with nearly 20 years of experience working for and delivering results for the communities of Los Angeles’ Twelfth Council District. A long-time community leader, John has served on the boards of various non-profit organizations in the San Fernando Valley.
Loraine Lundquist is a scientist, activist, and mom. She was raised by a career army soldier and a middle school math teacher, and lived all over the country before settling in Northridge for the past 9 years. She has a Ph.D. in physics from UC Berkeley, and served as a Science and Technology Policy Fellow at the National Academy of Sciences and a research scientist at Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics.
The ANCA-NSFV is the largest and most influential nonpartisan Armenian American grassroots advocacy organization in the North San Fernando Valley. Working in coordination with a network of offices and supporters throughout the region, the ANCA-NSFV advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues in pursuit of the Armenian Cause.