SACRAMENTO–Armenian National Committee of America Western Region Board Member Ohannes Boghossian had a chance to briefly discuss issues of importance to the Armenian American community with Republican nominee for President–Governor George Bush of Texas–during the candidate’s campaign stop in northern California last week.
During the exchange in Sacramento–Governor Bush informed Boghossian that he remained committed to his pledge made during the Republican primary to "properly commemorate the genocidal campaign committed against the Armenian people." Bush told Boghossian that he hoped the Armenian American community would support his candidacy.
Governor Bush’s early statemen’s on his position regarding issues of importance to the Armenian American community were made prior to the selection of Dick Cheney as Republican vice-presidential nominee. The ANCA has submitted candidate questionnaires to both Governor Bush and Vice-President Gore asking the candidates to answer eighteen questions on issues of concern to Armenian American community.