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Paul Krekorian


Picture of Paul Krekorian
CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-07-2006 Democratic AD-43 55871 Win
11-04-2008 Democratic AD-43 91863 Win

Candidate Biography:

Born: March 24, 1960 in Los Angeles, CA
Married: Tamar
Children: Hrag, Andrew, and Lori
University: University of Southern California (BA; Political Science)

2000: Primary Candidate for AD-43 (Lost; 35.5%)
2003-2006: President, Burbank Board of Education
Previous: Founding President, Democrats for Neighborhood Action
2008-2010: Member, California Film Commission
2010: Resigned from the State Assembly on January 5.
2010-Present: Member, Los Angeles City Council

  • UNACKNOWLEDGED API: This elected official was excluded from the "History of Asian Americans in the California Legislature" by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus, although this person is Armenian-American and Armenia is in Asia (Source, accessed 3/2/2013).
  • Supreme Court Decision: In January 2012, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that a law authored by Paul Krekorian, AB 2098 (2008), was unconstitutional. The law, which required the euthanization of "nonambulatory animals", was found to violate the Federal Meat Inspection Act. (National Meat Association v. Harris, 10-224)

Source: California Legislature Handbook (2007-08)