List of American politicians of Armenian descent
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This article is the list of Armenian American politicians, officeholders and party chairpersons.
Bold indicates incumbent officeholders.
Note: persons are classified by chronological order
House of Representatives
- Steven Derounian, Republican, New York (1953–1965)
- Adam Benjamin, Jr., Democrat, Indiana (1977-1982)
- Chip Pashayan, Republican, California (1979–1991)
- Anna Eshoo, Democrat, California (1993—)
- John E. Sweeney, Republican, New York (1999-2007)
- Jackie Speier, Democrat, California (2008—)
- Robert Mardian, United States Assistant Attorney General (1970–1972)
- Steven Derounian, Justice of the New York Supreme Court (1969-1981)
- George Deukmejian, California Attorney General (1979-1983)
- Julia Tashjian, Secretary of the State of Connecticut (1983-1991)
- Dickran Tevrizian, United States District Court for the Central District of California (1985-2005)
- Armand Arabian, Justice of the Supreme Court of California (1990-1996)
- Marvin R. Baxter, Associate Justice of the Supreme Court of California (1991—)
- Brad Avakian, Commissioner of the Oregon Bureau of Labor and Industries (2008—)
- Rachel Kaprielian, Massachusetts Registrar of Motor Vehicles (2008-2014); Massachusetts Secretary of Labor and Worforce Development
- Peter Koutoujian, Middlesex County sheriff, Massachusetts (2011—)
|Sabonjian, RobertRobert Sabonjian||Waukegan, Illinois||1957–1977
|Mardian, SamuelSamuel Mardian||Phoenix, Arizona||1960–1964|
|Torigian, PeterPeter Torigian||Peabody, Massachusetts||1978-2001||
|Zarian, LarryLarry Zarian||Glendale, California||1986–1987
|Paravonian, HaigHaig Paravonian||Waukegan, Illinois||1989–1993||
|Paparian, BillBill Paparian||Pasadena, California||1995-1997||
|Avedisian, ScottScott Avedisian||Warwick, Rhode Island||2000—||
|Manoukian, RafiRafi Manoukian||Glendale, California||2003–2004
|Yousefian, BobBob Yousefian||Glendale, California||2004–2005||
|Tutunjian, HarryHarry Tutunjian||Troy, New York||2004–2012||
|Najarian, AraAra Najarian||Glendale, California||2007–2008
|Shuklian, AmyAmy Shuklian||Visalia, California||2011–2013||
|Sinanyan, ZarehZareh Sinanyan||Glendale, California||2014–2015||
|Hadjinian, JackJack Hadjinian||Montebello, California||2014–||
- Onnie Shekerjian, Vice-Mayor of Tempe, Arizona (2006-)
- Paul Krekorian, Los Angeles City Council (2010—)
- Edward N. Costikyan, New York-based political personality
- Danny Tarkanian, Nevada-based politician and candidate
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