March 14, 2007
For Immediate Release
Contact: Haig Hovsepian
tel: (818) 500-1918

ANCA-WR Board Member Aida Dimejian Appointed as Delegate to the California Democratic Party State Convention

Los Angeles, CA — The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region proudly announces that long time community activist and ANCA-WR board member Aida Dimejian was recently appointed as a delegate to the California Democratic Party State Convention. California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino appointed Dimejian in February 2007 after coming into office. The Democratic Party State Convention shall take place at the San Diego Convention Center from April 27-29, 2007. The Convention body plans to organize the newly-elected Democratic State Central Committee and elect Regional Directors, among other duties.

“Being active in the American political process is very important to us as a community. Attending this Convention presents a great opportunity to participate and engage key players in the Democratic party,” stated Dimejian. “As an Armenian American, I am proud to fulfill this duty to help represent the interests of the Armenian American community.”

“We are honored to learn that Assemblymember Portantino appointed Aida Dimejian to the California Democratic Party State Convention. Aida is a thoughtful and principled leader of the Armenian American community and her participation will surely enhance the Convention’s work,” stated Andrew Kzirian, Executive Director of the ANCA-WR.

Dimejian has been an active and engaged member of the community since 1976, when she moved to the United States from Lebanon with her family. After graduating from the Californian State University of Los Angeles she worked as a registered nurse at Huntington Hospital for a number of years. In 1992 she began to work in real estate with her husband who has owned Century 21 Golden Realty in Pasadena since 1987. Throughout the years, Dimejian has served on a number of boards and committees in both the business world and her local community. Some of the positions she has held include Director of the California Association of Realtors, Federal Political Coordinator for the National Association of Realtors, Commissioner to the Human Services Commission for the City of Pasadena, Board Member of Pasadena Planned Parenthood, and Board Member of the Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region. She was the president of the Pasadena Foothills Association of Realtors in 2002. For her committed and outstanding work Dimejian has received numerous awards such as the Century 21 International Presidents Award, “Women Achievers” Business Life Magazine, and the YWCA “Women of Excellence” Award in the field of Business.

The Armenian National Committee of America is the largest and most influential Armenian American grassroots political organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout the United States and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCA actively advances the concerns of the Armenian American community on a broad range of issues.

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Photo Caption: California State Assemblymember Anthony Portantino with newly appointed California Democratic Party State Convention Delegate and ANCA-WR Board Member Aida Dimejian.

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