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Election Buzz: Holiday baskets, endorsements, and ballot order

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Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Holiday Basket Program organizer Janet Diel and Burbank School Board candidate Dr. Armond Aghakhanian at Washington Elementary School in Burbank December 13, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Holiday Basket Program organizer Janet Diel and Burbank School Board candidate Dr. Armond Aghakhanian at Washington Elementary School in Burbank December 13, 2014

A number of candidates running for office in 2015 Burbank elections, were among the hundreds of volunteers who pitched in to help with that enormous effort to deliver some holiday joy to some of the less fortunate in our community. Among the candidates spotted at George Washington Elementary, 2322 North Lincoln Street, were Burbank School Board contender Dr. Armond Aghakhanian

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- Burbank City Council candidate Juan Guillen at Washington Elementary where he collected holiday baskets for delivery on December 13, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — Burbank City Council candidate Juan Guillen at Washington Elementary where he collected holiday baskets for delivery on December 13, 2014

…  and Burbank City Council hopefuls, Juan Guillen and Will Rogers.

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G -- City council candidate Will Rodgers was out at Washington Elementary to help deliver holiday baskets to those in need December 13, 2014

Photo: FLLewis / Media City G — City council candidate Will Rodgers was out at Washington Elementary to help deliver holiday baskets to those in need December 13, 2014

More than 500 holiday basket got delivered to needy families. Details on that story here. Meanwhile, several candidates have received some important endorsements.

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Realtor Christopher Rizzotti has picked up the endorsement of the Burbank firefighters’ union Local 778 for city council.

School board candidate and attorney, Vahe Hovanessian, has a list of endorsements on his campaign website, among them, present board members Larry Applebaum, Charlene Tabet,   Dave Kemp, and Ted Bunch.

Last week, school board candidate and labor relations consultant, Jesse Tangkhpanya, sent out a news release to announce the endorsement of his candidacy by the Burbank Chapter ( 674) of the CSEA, California School Employees Association. Also, Jesse T. has a sharp-looking Facebook campaign page.

On his official Facebook campaign page, communications specialist and  school board candidate, Steve Ferguson, is touting the support of the Burbank Teachers, counselors, and nurses.

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A random drawing to determine the 2015 ballot order was held last Monday at the candidates orientation meeting. The city sent out notices about the drawing and the results.  Also the results are posted on the city website.  Here’s the ballot  order.

City Council Candidates (2 Seats open)

1. Emily Gabel-Luddy
2. Juan J. Guillen Jr.
3. Sharon A. Springer
4. Will Rogers
5. Elise Stearns-Niesen
6. Christopher John Rizzotti
7. David Nos

School Board Candidates (3 Seats open)

1. Steven L. Ferguson
2. Dr. Armond Aghakhanian
3. Roberta Grande Reynolds
4. Jesse Tangkhpanya
5. Gregory Sousa
6. Vahe Hovanessian

 

 

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