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Meet an LAUSD school board candidate — District 6’s Araz Parseghian

LA School Report | February 28, 2017

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LA School Report covers the 2017 LAUSD school board race: See all 13 candidate profiles

Name: Araz Parseghian

Board district: 6

Jobloan officer who has worked in the finance field for 17 years. He has served on the Sunland-Tujunga Neighborhood Council and the Professional Child Development Associates Board. He currently serves on the boards of the LA Valley College Foundation and the Glendale Police Foundation.

Married: wife Verzhine

Children: two daughters

Education: MBA; ATF Citizens Academy graduate

Platform: fresh ideas, smarter budgeting, enhanced safety

Campaign funding: Parseghian has raised $41,610 and spent $35,969 as of Feb. 23. No independent expenditure committees have spent money supporting or opposing him.

Key endorsements: Southern California Armenian Democrats, the Armenian Council of America-PAC (ACA-PAC), State Sen. Scott Wilk, Glendale City Councilman Zareh Sinanyan, Burbank Unified Board of Education member Armond Aghakhanian, Glendale Unified Board of Education President Armina Gharpetian, Glendale Unified Board of Education Clerk Greg Krikorian

On what he would bring to the board if elected: “They haven’t had a subject matter expert that has the finance background, to my knowledge, on the board. I think I’d bring a unique dynamic to the board.”


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