Glendale, CA (February 6, 2017) – Zareh Sinanyan announced today that State Senator Anthony Portantino has endorsed his candidacy for Glendale City Council.
“I am happy to endorse my friend Zareh for reelection. He has exhibited strong and impartial leadership, tackling financial and political issues with confidence and even-handedness. I have been impressed with his maturity and energy. He has earned my support and well wishes.”
Senator Portantino was elected to the California State Senate in November of 2016 and currently represents over 1,000,000 constituents from the 25th State Senate District, including the City of Glendale. He is well known as a strong voice for open and transparent government and serves as a trailblazer for policies that promote reforms. As an Assemblymember, he pushed for “Pay As You Go” legislation that would require an identified funding source for all new State programs. Portantino also successfully authored AB 1436, which calls on public higher education agencies to provide live broadcasts of their meetings.
“I am honored to receive the endorsement of State Senator Anthony Portantino.” Said Zareh Sinanyan. “He has been a trailblazer of legislative reform throughout his time in elected office and an exemplary public servant. I look forward to working with Senator Portantino on all issues pertaining to Glendale, including business attraction, housing and transportation.”
About Zareh Sinanyan
Zareh Sinanyan was elected to Glendale City Council in April of 2013, and served one term as Mayor from 2014 to 2015. As a Councilmember, Sinanyan has twice served as the Chair of the Glendale Housing Authority, the Vice-Chair of the Eco-Rapid Transit Authority, and Secretary of the Burbank-Glendale-Pasadena Airport Authority. In these capacities, Zareh has worked to promote transparency, accountability and fiscal responsibility in City Hall, increase street safety and affordable housing stock in Glendale, and foster the creation of high paying tech jobs. Zareh holds BAs in History and Political Science from UCLA, and a JD from USC Law School. He and his wife Lori are the proud parents of Anahit, Mher, Aram and Areg, all of whom are Mark Keppel Elementary students.