Glendale Teachers Association Endorses Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board District D

Shant Sahakian for Glendale School Board Glendale Teachers Association (GTA) Endorsement

Glendale, CA (March 1, 2017) – Shant Sahakian today announced that the Glendale Teachers Association (GTA) has endorsed his campaign for Glendale School Board District D.

The Glendale Teachers Association represents over 1,000 educators serving over 25,000 students across the Glendale Unified School District. They work to promote the well-being of members and advocate for their concerns. They take a proactive approach and encourage their membership to be involved in their local schools and community.

“As a proud product of Glendale public schools, I am truly humbled to have received the endorsement and support of the Glendale Teachers Association,” said Shant Sahakian. “Our teachers are the backbone of our School District and I look forward to working with our educators as partners in preparing our next generation of students for bright futures and successful careers.”

The Glendale Teachers Association endorsement comes on the heels of endorsements from the Los Angeles County Democratic Party, Armenian National Committee of America-Glendale Chapter, State Senator Anthony Portantino, State Assemblymember Laura Friedman, Glendale Mayor Paula Devine, Glendale Councilmember & Former Mayor Zareh Sinanyan, Glendale School Board President Armina Gharpetian, Glendale School Board Member & Past President Christine Walters, Former GUSD Board Member Sandy Russell, and Glendale Community College Board of Trustees Anita Quinonez Gabrielian, Armine Hacopian, Ann Ransford, Vahe Peroomian, and Tony Tartaglia.

About Shant Sahakian

Shant Sahakian is a proud parent, lifelong resident of Glendale, and product of Glendale public schools who is running for Glendale School Board District D. He is an accomplished entrepreneur and a longtime community leader. Over the years, Shant has volunteered for local organizations that support Glendale’s youth, enhance the city’s public services, and serve the most vulnerable in the community. He is a graduate of CSUN and UCLA Extension. He and his wife, Suzanna, live and work in the City of Glendale and are the proud parents of their young son, Raffi Sebastian. Learn more about Shant at