A strong public education system, with a focus on vocational training for students who do not go to college, equal access to health care and relief from traffic congestion are some of the issues Krekorian said he would prioritize during his term in the state Assembly.
Krekorian, whose district includes Glendale, Burbank and Silver Lake, took the Assembly seat on Dec. 4 after being sworn in with 78 other legislators in the Capitol. He wrote a bill, AB 80, aimed at improved environmental standards for the construction of public schools, on the same day.
Krekorian was elected to the Burbank Board of Education in 2003, along with current president Ted Bunch.
As president of the board, Krekorian started a series of neighborhood coffee meetings for parents and the community to get together and talk about issues in education.