Nomination Papers Issued

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The nomination period for the upcoming March 3, 2020 Glendale Municipal Election was open from November 12, 2019 to December 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM.

During the nomination period, we will update this page with a list of candidates who pull papers to run for office.  After nomination papers have been received and verified, we will post the updated list of names of those candidates who qualified for the March 3, 2020 Election.

Glendale City Council

Date Issued Candidate Filed Qualified
11/12/2019 Greg Astorian 11/26/2019 Yes 
11/12/2019 Paula Devine 11/26/2019 Yes
11/12/2019 William Keshishyan 12/06/2019  Yes
11/12/2019 Ardy Kassakhian 12/03/2019  Yes
11/12/2019 Leonard Manoukian 11/27/2019  Yes
11/12/2019 Vartan Gharpetian 12/02/2019  Yes
11/12/2019 Dan Brotman 12/02/2019  Yes
11/15/2019 Rostom Haroutioun Dadian  12/06/2019  No
11/18/2019 Roobina Sarkisian  12/03/2019  No
11/18/2019 Jae Eun Kwak  12/06/2019   No 
11/18/2019 Susan Wolfson  12/06/2019  Yes
11/18/2019 Elen Asatryan  --  --
12/04/2019 Travis Schlueter-Beckner  --  --


Glendale Unified School District Board Members

Date Issued Candidate Trustee Area  Filed  Qualified
11/12/2019 Nayiri Nahabedian E 12/03/2019  Yes
11/19/2019 Jennifer Freemon A 12/03/2019  Yes
11/19/2019 Jeremy Spurley A 11/27/2019  Yes
11/22/2019 Neda Farhoumand E 12/05/2019  Yes
11/22/2019 Joy McCreary A 11/26/2019   Yes 


Glendale Community College Board of Trustees

Date Issued Candidate Trustee Area Filed  Qualified
11/12/2019 David Chianello 5 12/03/2019 No 
11/13/2019 Harry Leon 1 12/03/2019  Yes 
11/15/2019 Sevan Benlian 5 12/03/2019  Yes 
11/15/2019 Desiree Rabinov 1 11/25/2019  Yes 


As the City consolidates its regular Municipal Election with the State Primary for the first time since the passage of the California Voter Participation Rights Act, the City of Glendale is clarifying areas where the County requirements may conflict with the City’s Municipal Code. One area of question is the filing deadline for candidates.  It was initially advertised that the deadline would be from November 12 until December 6, 2019. Upon reviewing the Glendale Municipal Code, a discrepancy was found between the filing time period that the City requires (21 days) versus the County (24 days). The difference of 3 days placed the deadline on December 3rd and until clarification was received, candidates were instructed to return their materials by the revised deadline.
Furthermore, the Glendale Municipal Code (Sec. 1.08.030) places the filing period as 89 days to 68 days prior the Election. While this is required by the Glendale Municipal Code, the City has been advised by the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk that adhering to this section would not allow for the City to participate in the March consolidated election. According to the County Registrar’s Division for Election Information and Preparation, any filing period that would initiate or end beyond December 6th for a particular jurisdiction would delay the County’s ability to layout, print, and mail VBM ballots, sample ballots, and military/overseas ballots to the voters.
Because the initial notices listed December 6th as the deadline and because this election is run by the County of Los Angeles Registrar/Recorder, the City Clerk’s office will continue to accept filings until Friday, December 6, 2019 at 5:30 PM.


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