PASADENA, CA– Supporters of the Pasadena Armenian National Committee met with City Council candidate Terry Tornek on March 26, 2009 at the Pasadena Armenian Center for talks on community issues.
Tornek, who has a distinguished record of service in the city, is running in District 7 to replace retiring councilman Sid Tyler. Pasadena is home to a large, growing and prosperous Armenian American community.
“We very much enjoyed our dialogue with Terry Tornek,” explained Pasadena ANC Executive Director Ishkhan Boghossian. “He clearly understands the active role Armenian Americans play in the City of Pasadena. He also understands and shares our goal of making Pasadena an even greater city by encouraging more Armenian American civic participation,” Boghossian added.
“I expressed my gratitude to the Pasadena ANC and hope to be able to serve all the citizens of Pasadena,” said District 7 Candidate Terry Tornek.
Terry Tornek has a master’s degree in Urban Planning from Columbia University in New York City. In the early 1980’s he became the City of Pasadena’s Planning Director and was a leader in the revitalization of Old Pasadena. As a sign of his deep commitment to his local community, he spent two decades as a Board member of the Pasadena Neighborhood Housing Services. In his campaign to be elected to the city council Tornek has stressed his planning credentials and his commitment to improve the quality of life for Pasadena residents. Tornek has been married to his wife Maria for 41 years.
Election Day in Pasadena is on April 21, 2009. The Pasadena ANC encourages all Armenian Americans to vote on Election Day.
The Pasadena ANC advocates for the social, economic, cultural, and political rights of the area’s Armenian American community and promotes increased Armenian American civic participation at the grassroots and public policy levels.