Glendale Unified School District board member Greg Krikorian announced his decision to run in the April race to retain his seat on the school board. The announcement was quietly made at a luncheon on Thursday, Jan. 10.
Krikorian has served on the board for 12 years, being elected for the first time with fellow member Chakib Sambar who retired several years ago. Krikorian said that he plans to run in the spring to keep his seat as an incumbent. He has two children in the public school system.
“I feel that we have a lot of work to do and that we have to protect the schools with the right ballot initiatives,” Krikorian said. “These schools are a big reason that families want to come to our area and I think we need to do everything we can to protect them.”
Fellow incumbents Joylene Wagner and Christine Walters will also be seeking reelection this spring. Krikorian was the last incumbent to seek reelection.
The deadline for any applicants who wish to throw their hat in the ring for school board is Jan. 23, according to the Glendale City Clerk’s office. The election will be held April 2.