The official blog of Paul Krekorian's 2011 City Council re-election.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Councilmember Krekorian Declares Victory in City Council Race

LOS ANGELES – Second District Councilmember Paul Krekorian declared victory in his City Council race Tuesday, vowing to a crowd of family, friends and supporters his continued promise to stand for true reform in City Hall.
Declaring victory | Photo, CD2

"Fifteen months ago, the voters of Council District 2 sent a powerful message that was heard throughout Los Angeles when they rejected special interest domination and demanded community empowerment and true reform in the halls of power," Councilmember Paul Krekorian said. "It has been my privilege to be their voice and their advocate in City Hall, and I am proud of all that we have accomplished together in the short time since that election."

On December 8, 2009, Councilmember Krekorian was victorious in a hard-fought election in which he was outspent nearly 3 to 1. Since taking office, he has passed legislation to create more than 5,000 jobs by giving local businesses preferential treatment when bidding for contracts with the city; persistently called for reforms in the Department of Water and Power; ensured the continued vitality of neighborhood empowerment and, recently, questioned the frenzied rush to support the creation of a National Football League stadium downtown.

"Tonight, the people again have spoken clearly and have restated their demand for reform, accountability and effectiveness," Krekorian continued. "I am honored that by giving me this overwhelming victory, the voters of my district have validated the work that my staff and I have done and the vision that we have for the future. But there is much more work to be done and the road ahead will not be easy. The City's unprecedented budget crisis will force its government and its people to make very difficult choices in the months ahead. Above all else, though, our most important and perhaps most difficult mission is to solve the crisis of confidence in our city government. That mission is one that I remain committed to accomplishing, with the continuing support and partnership of the people of the San Fernando Valley."

Councilmember Krekorian lives in the San Fernando Valley with his wife and three children.


Sunday, March 6, 2011

Election Night Party

Join us on Election Night as we watch the results come in!

On Tuesday, March 8th at 8 p.m., please join us at the Sportsmen's Lodge, 12833 Ventura Blvd., Studio City, 91604 (map) in the Starlight Room as Councilmember Paul Krekorian and friends watch the election results come in!

Come enjoy some food, drinks, and catch up with old friends from the campaign. Space is limited, so please rsvp to

Please enter the Sportsmen's Lodge off of Coldwater Canyon Blvd. as this entrance is closest to the Starlight Room and parking.

Hope to see you on Tuesday and don't forget to vote Paul Krekorian for City Council.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Endorsements Stream in for Paul Krekorian

With about a month until the March 8 election, community, newspaper and civic group endorsements have started to pour in for Paul Krekorian. The Los Angeles Times, for example, said:
Aside from his tough stance on the DWP, Krekorian generally gets high marks from council observers as a thoughtful decision-maker who asks a lot of questions and seeks a thorough understanding of issues before voting. His years in government service have provided him with broad knowledge of the process. He seldom goes in for grandstanding, and he is not an ideologue.
In addition to the Times, Paul's supporters include Dr. Bob Cohen, President of the Sherman Oaks Chamber of Commerce; Elizabeth Dymond, a Studio City resident and member of the LAUSD Surplus Property Oversight Committee; Todd Royal, Vice President of the Studio City Neighborhood Council and Boardmember of the Studio City Resident's Association; John Walker, President of the Studio City Neighborhood Council;  Wayne Kartin, a boardmember of the Studio City Neighborhood Council; Sunland-Tujunga residents Gerhard KrugerElektra KrugerTomi Lyn BowlingAbby DiamondAsta Criss, Past President of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association; Valley Glen resident and neighborhood activist Sharon FordJudy Price, President of the Valley Glen Neighborhood Association and Vice President of the Greater Valley Glen Neighborhood Council; and Van Nuys residents Denly Ford and Jo and Bob Oberstein.

Paul also garnered support from the Democratic Party of the San Fernando Valley, L.A. County Democratic Party, Police Protective League, Angeles Chapter of Sierra Club California, Stonewall Democrats, Stonewall Young Democrats, the L.A. County Federation of Labor, the Valley Industry and Commerce Association (VICA), the Los Angeles Airport Police Officers Association and others.

Do you want to endorse Paul? Let us know in the comments section below and we'll add your name or organization.

Monday, November 8, 2010

You Are Invited to a Petition Party

And so it...continues!

On Monday, Paul filed all the necessary papers to continue representing us in the City Council. But, in order to continue the work he first set out to do 11 months ago, Paul needs our help. On Saturday, Nov. 13, we are holding a community gathering to allow CD2 residents the opportunity to sign a petition that will allow Paul to appear on the ballot and move him one step closer to re-election. Come enjoy some great food, reconnect with old friends and sign the petition.

Please note that in order to sign the petitions, you must be a registered voter in Council District 2 in the city of Los Angeles (see a map of the district here). All are welcome, but we ask that, if possible, you please carpool or use public transportation.

The event will be held Saturday, Nov. 13 from 1 to 3 p.m. at the home of Jo and Bob Oberstein, 13543 Crewe St., Van Nuys 91405 (map). To RSVP, please email Areen:


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