Nearly one out of every two Glendale voters cast their ballot on Tuesday for Krikorian Marketing group founder and co-owner of Business Life and Senior Living magazines–Greg Krikorian. Krikorian–who currently serves as the Glendale School Board’s president–is already mapping out his second term’s agenda for the city’s schools. "I’m truly honored to represent our communities and all the children of the Glendale Unified School District," Krikorian told Asbarez. "I’m extremely proud of not only myself but also the Armenian community. It gives me great pride to continue to serve our cause. But–we still have a long road ahead of us. Far too many times–we–as Armenian Americans–get elected to office–but forget who put us there. I’m a man of my word–and I fulfilled one of my responsibilities to our youth by honoring Armenian Christmas as a day off for our children and staff."
With the results of more than one thousand provisional ballots still unannounced–Krikorian expects to receive as many as four-hundred additional votes. "Having such an overwhelming response with over 12,000 votes–with such a large field of candidates is truly an honor. The victory was the result of our grassroots campaign. We worked with the entire community to serve all aspects of Glendale and La Crescenta. During the next four years–I’d like to continue strengthening our schools while addressing the budget crisis–and further assisting the Armenian community by strengthening lines of communication between parents and the Board–and creating elective Armenian language courses at Crescenta Valley High–and Clark Magnet schools. Ultimately–my reward is educating our Armenian youth and giving them a sense of responsibly to never forget their responsibility of carrying the torch for Hai Tad," Krikorian said.