GLENDALE—Glendale City Clerk Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian announced two big endorsements as he kicked off his bid to be reelected as the City Clerk of LA County’s fourth largest city Kassakhian announced the endorsements of U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff and the Armenian National Committee of America-Glendale on Friday as he seeks a third term to continue serving the city in his current position.
“I’m honored to have the endorsement of Congressman Adam Schiff, an independent and strong voice for our district, backing me for my reelection. His support is validation for the work that I’ve done and I look forward to working with him in the future,” said Kassakhian.
The ANCA-Glendale also announced its endorsement for Kassakhian, who served as the ANCA Western Region’s Governmental Affairs and Executive Director from 2001-2004. During his tenure, Kassakhian advocated for increased trade and cooperation between the US and Armenia, recognition of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno Karabagh), for official US reaffirmation of the Armenian Genocide and for the rights of Armenian-American citizens around the U.S.
“Ardy has shown the work ethic, integrity, and management ability to make sure the City Clerk’s office operates in a sound and professional manner,” said Congressman Schiff in a statement that was released earlier this week. “I hope you will join me in supporting Ardy Kassakhian for re-election as Glendale’s City Clerk on April 2nd.”
Kassakhian is being challenged for the seat by Stephanie Landregen, a landscape architect who unsuccessfully ran for the position in 2005. In 2005, Kassakhian was the top vote getter in a landslide victory to fill the vacated seat among a field of 9 candidates. It was the first open election for City Clerk in Glendale in over 75 years.
The City Clerk’s position is not subject to term limits and is one of two elected offices that is also a full time executive management position. The City Clerk’s office the city’s records management, city council and board & commission meetings and ensures compliance with state and federal laws regarding fair play. The Clerk is also the city’s chief elections officer and is in charge of running all city election operations and certifying the final vote results.
Glendale Elections are on April 2, 2013. For more information on where to vote or about the candidates, visit www.GlendaleVotes.org
For more information about the campaign of Ardashes “Ardy” Kassakhian, visit ArdyforCityClerk.com or call (818) 254-8539.