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Election 2024: Krpekyan, Farid Report Top Coffers

Ahead of Glendale Unified School District Board of Education election on Tuesday, data pulled from the city clerk’s office shows that candidates vying for the seat in Area E — Aneta Krpekyan and Neda Farid — raised the most funds through the end of February.
Krpekyan led the pack by raising $135,223. The majority of funds came from individual contributions, while $39,433 was reported from independent expenditures for advertising or communications. According to the Federal Election Commission, independent expenditures are not contributions and not subject to limits. Among notable names financially supporting Krpekyan’s campaign was City Councilman Ara Najarian, who donated $250 in November 2023.
Meanwhile, Farid, who raised $115,764, received the bulk of her funding from independent expenditures, with her most prominent backer being the Glendale Teachers Public Education Improvement Fund. She received $17,865 in other contributions.
Leading in campaign finance funds for the Area A race is Telly Tse, who raised $99,373, with more than two-thirds of this total coming from independent expenditures. Like Farid, Tse received the majority of funding from the Glendale Teachers Public Education Improvement Fund.
Also running for the seat in Area A, Jordan Henry raised $84,408 in funds, with $57,389 of that amount from individual contributions. Among contributions to Henry’s campaign in December 2023 was $200 from the La Crescenta Valley Republican Women.
As of Jan. 20, Shant Kevorkian, another candidate running in Area A, had received $120 in contributions and totaled $1,946 in independent expenditures, but the source of these expenditures was not specified in the most recent financial report to the city clerk, according to documents on the city website.

Where to Vote in Glendale

Voters have until Tuesday, March 5, to cast their ballots in the statewide primary election as well as for local elections like City Council and Glendale Unified School District Board of Education. They can also mail in or drop off ballots or vote in person at any vote center location countywide.
The 11-day vote centers have been open since Feb. 24, and are open daily from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • AYAC Mesdijan Center: 1811 S. Glendale Ave.
  • Glendale Community College: 1500 N. Verdugo Road

    First published in the March 2 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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