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Krekorian wins Assembly seat

Republican Anthony Adams wins bid for 59th district seat.

November 08, 2006|By Chris WiebeThe Leader

GLENDALE -- Burbank Unified School District Board member Paul Krekorian won termed-out Majority Leader Dario Frommer's 43rd State Assembly District seat Tuesday night, with 62.9% of the vote.

At his victory party at the Minx restaurant in Glendale, Krekorian expressed his objective of representing the interests of all facets of the district.

"This is a district with great diversity in every respect -- ethnically, in terms of income, geographically and so on -- but I think that the people of this district have common interests," he said.

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Strong public education, equal access to health insurance and relief of traffic congestions -- all issues espoused during his campaign -- will be among his priorities as a legislator, he said.

Republican Michael Agbaba, who won 30% of the vote, conceded victory his opponent on Wednesday.

"Congratulations to our new assemblyman Mr. Paul Krekorian and his family," he said. "I am very thankful to all voters who voted for me, it was a great experience for me personally. I know that Mr. Krekorian will represent the 43rd district with the best interests at heart."

Anthony Adams, the Republican candidate for the 59th District, won his race with 55.5% of the vote, beating out Elliott Barkan, a Democrat, who received 38.2% of the votes.

Libertarian Jill Stone finished with 6.3% of the vote.

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