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Krikorian Ahead in City Clerk Contest

First published in the June 11 print issue of the Glendale News Press.

With Friday’s ballot update, Greg Krikorian had maintained a 675-vote advantage over Suzie Abajian, his competitor for the City Clerk position in Tuesday’s election.
As of the News-Press’ deadline, Kirkorian had received 10,722 votes so far in the primary election, giving him a 53.37% lead. Abajian comparatively had 10,047 votes. The updated count on Friday nearly halved what had been a 1,200-vote difference between the two candidates.
If his lead holds, Krikorian would take the helm from Aram Adjemian, who was appointed as the interim clerk after Ardy Kassakhian was elected to the City Council in 2020. Adjemian did not seek election.
The City Clerk is primarily tasked with preparing and safeguarding city documents for the public record, as well as facilitating records requests and ensuring elected officials and administrators adhere to state law.
Krikorian, a magazine publisher, is currently wrapping up his fifth term, tied for a record, on the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education. Abajian, an educator, was previously elected twice to the South Pasadena Unified School District Board of Education before moving back to Glendale, her hometown.
In other city elections, Rafi Manoukian was reelected unopposed to his role as city treasurer, and received 16,515 votes as of Friday. He had previously been elected as a City Council member.

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