GLENDALE—Shant Sahakian on Monday announced that Glendale School Board President Dr. Armina Gharpetian has endorsed his campaign for Glendale School Board District D.
“I am proud to endorse Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board District D,” said Glendale School Board President Dr. Armina Gharpetian. “Shant’s years of community service has shown us his dedication to improving the lives of our youth. He will make us all proud as a Glendale School Board Member and he will be an excellent addition on our team.”
Dr. Armina Gharpetian was first elected to the Glendale Unified School Board in 2013 and currently serves as Board President. Gharpetian is a member of the Superintendent’s Facility Advisory Committee and has represented the Glendale Unified School District on the Five Star Education Coalition, Los Angeles County School Trustees Association, Verdugo Workforce Investment Board, Local Control Accountability Plan, and CA Association of Suburban School Districts. She is a graduate of UCLA and the University of the Pacific School of Dentistry with a Doctor of Dental Surgery Degree. She is an active member of the community, serving as a Board Member with Glendale Clean & Beautiful and YMCA Glendale. Armina and Shant are members of Glendale Kiwanis and serve together on the Glendale Youth Alliance Executive Board. They have both been involved as judges for the “I Love My Neighborhood” Poster Contest for the past 2 years.
Gharpetian is currently running for re-election unopposed to represent Glendale School Board District C.
“Dr. Armina Gharpetian has served our students proudly on the Glendale School Board and I am honored to have her endorsement and support,” said Shant Sahakian. “I look forward to working with her as a colleague to continue building on Glendale Unified School District’s longstanding reputation for high quality public education.”
Gharpetian’s announcement follows endorsements from State Senator Anthony Portantino, State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Glendale Mayor Paula Devine, Glendale City Councilmember & Former Mayor Zareh Sinanyan, Glendale School Board Member & Past President Christine Walters, Former GUSD Board Member Sandy Russell, and Glendale Community College Board of Trustees Anita Quinonez Gabrielian, Armine Hacopian, Ann Ransford, Vahe Peroomian, and Tony Tartaglia.
About Shant Sahakian
Shant Sahakian is a proud parent, lifelong resident of Glendale, and product of Glendale public schools who is running for Glendale School Board District D. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and a longtime community leader. Over the years, Shant has volunteered for local organizations that support Glendale’s youth, enhance the city’s public services, and serve the most vulnerable in the community. He is a graduate of CSUN and UCLA Extension. He and his wife, Suzanna, live and work in the City of Glendale and are the proud parents of their young son, Raffi Sebastian. Learn more about Shant at VoteShant.com.