He has been actively involved in various community organizations in the last 25 years, including YMCAs, educational foundations, Kiwanis clubs and the Salvation Army in Glendale and Burbank.
He is a Republican, but has cast himself as an “independent thinker” who has supported Democratic candidates in the past.
Ramani has pushed for deregulation for businesses, schools and other services, and for reining in the size of government bureaucracies.
He has opposed new taxes and has spoken out against the array of new laws proposed each year, many of which he says have made operations complicated for business owners.
Chahe Keuroghelian is an Armenian-language television host and formerly served as spokesman for the Glendale Police Department.
He started his career as a reporter at a newspaper in Lebanon and eventually became a journalism and political science instructor at Mesrobian Armenian High School in Montebello, where he taught for four years.
He was convicted in 2001 of brandishing a firearm and served 90 days on house arrest for what he later described as a mistake that broke his family apart.
He is a Democrat.
Keuroghelian has advocated for eliminating the two-thirds requirement for passing a budget plan and has called for “creative solutions” for creating more state revenues, including seeking foreign investment from oil-rich Middle Eastern countries.
He has also pushed for more classroom funding by reducing spending on educational administration.
Nayiri Nahabedian is a member of the Glendale Unified School District Board of Education and of the field faculty in the College of Health and Human Services at Cal State Los Angeles.