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Los Angeles County, CA April 5, 2005 Election
City Clerk; City of Glendale Voter Information

4 Year Term.

Candidates (Vote for 1)

Unofficial election results have been manually collected from City Clerk's office and will be updated as available.
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Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian Click here for more information about this candidate 6,244 votes 27.6%

  • Occupation: Non-Profit Executive Director
  • Direct management of multi-million dollar non-profit annual budget, as well as responsibility for overseeing management of vital records
  • Extensive experience in voter outreach, education and registration initiatives
  • Member, LA County Clerk's Community Voter Outreach Committee (CVOC), created by the County Clerk to look for methods to raise voter participation
  • Service as a poll worker and election monitor in Glendale
  • Creating Accessibility and Accountability
  • Improving Outreach and Education
  • Incorporating New Technology
George McCullough 3,739 votes 16.5% Kathryn "Kathy" Van Houten Click here for more information about this candidate 3,517 votes 15.5%
  • Occupation: Attorney at Law
  • Bachlor of Arts, magna cum laude, University of California, Los Angeles (major: Pyschology)
  • Juris Doctor, Loyola Law School
  • Partner in Glendale Law Firm, Irsfeld, Irsfeld & Younger LLP
  • American Business Women's Association's Top Ten Business Woman (National Award)
  • Glendale News Press, Woman of Achievement for Exemplary Volunteer Service to the Community
  • Loyola Law School, Board of Governors Award in Recognition of Outstanding Contributions to Society
  • The City Clerk is a non-partisan office. I am fair and I respect the opinions of everyone.
  • I have budget, managment, legal and election experience required for this Department head position with the City.
  • Public access, customer service and efficiency are important issues to me and I am well suited to be Glendale City Clerk.
Paulette Mardikian 3,115 votes 13.8% Steve Ropfogel Click here for more information about this candidate 1,623 votes 7.2%
  • Occupation: Small Buiness Owner
  • Glendale Chamber of Commerce Man of the Year 2003
  • Montrose Chamber of Commerce Volenteer of the Year 2003
  • News-Press Man of Achievement in 2002
  • Glendale Chamber of Commerce
  • Armenian-American Chamber of Commerce, Member
  • Glendale Latino Association, Member
  • Increase voter registration and turnout
  • Create a City Clerk's email newsletter
  • Better use of the Clerk's web site
Stephanie Landregan Click here for more information about this candidate 1,578 votes 7.0%
  • Occupation: Government Agency Manager
  • Member Glendale Design Review Board, 1996-2002
  • Committee member State of CA Landscape Architects Technical Committee
  • Past President So. CA American Society of Landscape Architects
  • Board member and Past Chairman, ArtShare Los Angeles
  • Committee member Glendale Fence Committee, Sign Committee and Zoning Review Committee
  • BA University of Kentucky; UCLA Extension LA Certificate
  • Strive to put more City Board and Commission Staff Reports on the web for public access.
  • Propose a volunteer TV/film advisory committee to develop a working partnership with the Hollywood community
  • Propose a comprehensive Voter Registration and Outreach Team to focus on increasing voter turnout and public participation in Glendale City government
Gary J. Sysock Click here for more information about this candidate 1,081 votes 4.8%
  • Occupation: Deputy Executive Officer
  • BA in Quantitative Psychology, UCLA
  • 14 years with Sperry Corp./Unisys
  • 12 Years as a consultant with Unisys at Disney Studios
  • 6 Years Managing Technology for LA County Probation
  • 6 Years Working for the LA County Board of Supervisors Executive Office
  • Member of the California Association of County Clerks and Elected Officials
  • Work to modenize the Clerk's Office and bring an E-Government to staff and constituents.
  • Work with City Government to bring Managers and Employees into support roles when holding elections.
  • Bring Multilingual access to City Information using available technology.
Lorna Vartanian Click here for more information about this candidate 913 votes 4.0%
  • Occupation: Legal Financial Manager
  • 15 years professional experience in law firm management
  • 15 years professional experience in office operations, budgeting, records management, professional staff management and technology
  • Currently prepare and manage an $11 million dollar annual operationg budget
  • Active Member, Association of Legal Administrators
  • Formerly worked with the J. Paul Getty Trust and Peggy Guggenheim Museum, Venice, Italy
  • UCLA graduate with honors
  • Implement internet based services to allow individuals and businesses to complete their transactions and research 24 hours per day/7 days per week
  • Partner with GUSD to maintain a Student Poll Worker Program
  • Ensure that your experience with the City Clerk's office is uncomplicated and convenient
Narineh Barzegar 830 votes 3.7%
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