Krekorian may run for LA Council

An aide to Assemblyman Paul Krekorian confirmed last week that the two term state representative is considering running for L.A. City Council.

The contest would be for the Second Council District seat being vacated by Councilwoman Wendy Gruel as she takes her post as city controller in July.

Krekorian is now completing his second term in the 43rd Assembly District, representing Glendale and Burbank. He would be eligible to serve one more term.

The former Burbank school board member said he has been approached to run for the city post, and “I am exploring this opportunity to serve.”

He has established residence by renting an apartment in Valley Glen. Filing begins July 6, and Krekorian promised a “forthcoming decision and announcement.”

A special election for the post will be held Sept. 22, with a runoff Dec. 8 if no candidate receives a majority.

If Krekorian does move to City Hall, a special election would be required for his Assembly post, perhaps to be combined with next year's state primary.

A number of names have been mentioned as possible candidates, among them Glendale mayor Frank Quintero, school board member Greg Krikorian and Glendale city clerk Ardy Kassakhian.

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