Missakian, the Republican winner, finished with 21% of ballots cast,
outdistancing Mark MacCarley, who finished with 15% of the vote, and Liz
Wednesday morning, MacCarley put his support firmly behind Missakian.
"I look forward to supporting him in the election in November to
recover the district for Republicans," he said.
The other GOP contender said before the election she would not support
Missakian because of what called dirty campaigning.
"I will encourage everyone to not vote for him," she said.
Frommer, who said he would take a couple of days off before continuing
his campaign, could have the advantage in November. District residents
cast more than 10,000 more votes for Democratic candidates than they did
Missakian said Democrats likely came to the polls in greater numbers
than Republicans because of the contested state Senate primary between
Scott Wildman and Jack Scott.
Frommer said his campaign tried to reach out specifically to the
district's minority communities, and said he will not concede the vote of
Glendale's Armenian community to Missakian in November.
"Korean, Filipino, Latino and the Armenian communities -- I think that
was our margin of victory," he said.
Missakian said he will work to unite the Armenian community, split
before the primary with Democrat Paul Krekorian in the race, under one
Come November, the Armenian community will vote for him, not because
of his heritage but because the Republican Party better represents their
traditional values, he said.
"I've said it from the beginning -- Armenians, like every other group,
vote for the candidate who best reflects their values."
Missakian said he will likely go to work part-time before campaigning
full time closer to November.
43rd ASSEMBLY DISTRICT
Candidate, votes, percentage
Craig Missakian, 13,930, 21%
Mark MacCarley, 9,925, 15%
Liz Michael, 4,318, 6%
Dario Frommer, 16,608, 25%
Paul Krekorian, 13,382, 20%
John Hisserich, 8,576, 13%