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A mixed bag for incumbents as early election returns announced in Glendale

April 02, 2013
  • A worker puts leader cards in the red ballot boxes with absentee ballots in the Community Room at the Glendale Police Department.
A worker puts leader cards in the red ballot boxes with… (Tim Berger / Staff…)

Note: This post was updated at about 10:10 p.m. with the latest voter returns.

With the vote-by-mail ballot returns coming in Tuesday night, it was a mixed bag for incumbents in the City Council and Glendale Unified school board races as election workers started processing the results from the precincts.

In the City Council race, incumbent Ara Najarian was at No. 1 with 5,303 votes. Chahe Keuroghelian and Challengers Zarah Sinanyan rounded out the top three with 4,203 and 4,195 votes, respectively.

In the school board race, incumbent Greg Krikorian was at No. 1 with 6,559 votes, while challenger Armina Gharpetian, at 5,085, and incumbent Christine Walters, with 4,196, rounded out the top three.

Incumbent City Clerk Ardy Kassakhian established a comfortable early lead with 6,471 votes to challenger Stephanie Landregan’s 3,372.

Measure A – which, if approved, would change the city treasurer post from an elected position to an appointment -- was failing by a wide margin.

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Measure B, which would modernize accounting language dealing with the controversial transfer of utility revenues to the city’s General Fund, and Measure C -- which would allow Glendale to enter into private, direct negotiations with bond issuers -- were in tighter races.

For live results -- which are expected to be updated roughly every 20 minutes -- by precinct, keep tabs on the city’s election website, GlendaleVotes.org.

With reporting by staff writers Brittany Levine and Kelly Corrigan.

-- Jason Wells, jason.wells@latimes.com

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