Supporters

Elected Officials & Community Leaders

Anthony Portantino

Anthony Portantino (California State Senator)

I like Kev. He posses the skills, background, and expertise needed to properly represent working families and the residents of Irvine. I believe his presence on city council would foster… Read more “Anthony Portantino”

Anthony Portantino
California State Senator

Paul Krekorian

Paul Krekorian

Irvine needs leaders with integrity and passion for sustainable neighborhoods. It needs Kev.

Paul Krekorian
Los Angeles City Councilmember and Former state assembly member

Mary Ann Gaido

Kev will be a strong voice for the residents of Irvine fighting to protect the City from over-development, traffic congestion and school classroom overcrowding. Irvine deserves a leader who listens… Read more “Mary Ann Gaido”

Mary Ann Gaido
Long-term Irvine City Councilwoman (former) and Commissioner, co-author of original 1973 City of Irvine General Plan

Alex Padilla

Scientists and engineers bring unique problem solving skills to public service and to the important issues facing our communities. That’s why I endorse Professor Kev Abazajian for Irvine City Council.

Alex Padilla
California Secretary of State

Rep. Linda Sanchez

Dr. Kev will serve his constituents well and provide responsible leadership to the City of Irvine.

Rep. Linda Sanchez
U.S. Representative for California's 38th Congressional District

Zareh Sinanyan

Zareh Sinanyan, Mayor of Glendale
Zareh Sinanyan
Mayor of Glendale

Rep. Alan Lowenthal

Rep. Alan Lowenthal, U.S. Representative for California's 47th Congressional District

I’m happy to endorse Kev. His passion to serve his community and dedication to the residents of Irvine is admirable. I fully support him.

Rep. Alan Lowenthal
U.S. Representative for California's 47th Congressional District

Shiva Farivar

Shiva Farivar, long-term Irvine City Services Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Iranian-American Community Group of Orange County (former)
Shiva Farivar
Long-term Irvine City Services Commissioner and Vice Chair of the Iranian-American Community Group of Orange County (former)

Anila Ali

Anila Ali, CEO & Founder of the American Muslim & Multicultural Women’s Empowerment Council
Anila Ali
CEO & Founder of the American Muslim & Multicultural Women’s Empowerment Council

Ralph H. Bauer

Ralph H. Bauer, Mayor of Huntington Beach and City Councilman (former)
Ralph H. Bauer
Mayor of Huntington Beach and City Councilman (former)

Ardy Kassakhian

Ardy Kassakhian, City Clerk of Glendale
Ardy Kassakhian
City Clerk of Glendale

Organizations

Sierra Club

Sierra Club
Sierra Club

Orange County League of Conservation Voters

Orange County League of Conservation Voters

Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)

Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)
Southern California Armenian Democrats (SCAD)

314 Action

314 Action
314 Action

Armenian National Committee of America, Orange County

Armenian National Committee of America

 

Educators & Scientists

  • Dr. Michael Gottfredson Former Provost and Executive Vice Chancellor, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Dan Stokols Founding Dean, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Elizabeth Loftus Distinguished Professor of Law, Professor of Psychological Sciences and Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, Member of the National Academy of Sciences (NAS)
  • Dr. Barbara Finlayson-Pitts Professor of Chemistry, Member of the NAS
  • Dr. Eric Rignot Professor of Earth Systems Sciences, UC Irvine, Member of the NAS
  • Dr. Wilson Ho Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine, Member of the NAS
  • Dr. Val Jenness Former Dean, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Carroll Seron Former Interim Dean, School of Social Ecology, UC Irvine, Former President of the Law and Society Association, Professor Emerita of Criminology, Law, and Society, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Debra Richardson Professor Emerita of Informatics, Founding Dean of Donald Bren School of Information and Computer Sciences, UC Irvine
  • Dr. William Parker Research Professor, former Vice Chancellor for Research, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Nancy Rodriguez Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine, former Director of the National Institute of Justice, U.S. Department of Justice
  • Dr. Mark Warschauer Professor of Education and Informatics, School of Education
  • Dr. Susan Turner Professor of Criminology, Law and Society, UC Irvine; Director of the Center for Evidence-Based Corrections
  • Dr. Gary Busby Professor and Chair, Department of Drama, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Ara Apkarian Distinguished Professor of Chemistry, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Toshi Tajima Norman Rostoker Chair and Professor of Physics & Astronomy, Chief Scientist, Tri-Alpha Energy
  • Dr. Manoj Kaplinghat Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine Dave Min, Law Professor, UC Irvine
  • Roger Philips Adjunct Professor, Concordia University Irvine
  • Dr. Chris Bauman Associate Professor of Organization & Management, UC Irvine
  • Dr. William Schmitendorf Professor Emeritus and Former Associate Dean of Engineering, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Virginia Trimble Professor of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine; Honorary staff member, Queen Jadwiga Observatory, Rzepiennik, Poland
  • Dr. Dennis Silverman Professor Emeritus of Physics & Astronomy, UC Irvine
  • Dr. Jonathan Alexander Chancellor's Professor of English, Director, Center for Excellence in Writing & Communication, UC Irvine
  • Gerald Parham Director of Campus Program Development, UC Irvine
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