List of American politicians of Armenian descent

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George Deukmejian has served as a State Assemblyman, Senator, State Attorney General and a former Governor of California.

This article is the list of Armenian American politicians, officeholders and party chairpersons.

Bold indicates incumbent officeholders.

Note: persons are classified by chronological order

Federal[edit]

Steven Derounian was the first high-ranked American officeholder of Armenian ancestry

House of Representatives[edit]

Other[edit]

  • Robert Mardian, United States Assistant Attorney General (1970–1972)

State[edit]

Governors[edit]

Other[edit]

Legislature[edit]

Local[edit]

Mayors[edit]

Name City Years Ref
Sabonjian, RobertRobert Sabonjian Waukegan, Illinois 1957–1977
1985–1989
[11]
Mardian, SamuelSamuel Mardian Phoenix, Arizona 1960–1964
Torigian, PeterPeter Torigian Peabody, Massachusetts 1978-2001
[12][13]
Zarian, LarryLarry Zarian Glendale, California 1986–1987
1990–1991
1993–1994
1997–1998
[14]
Paravonian, HaigHaig Paravonian Waukegan, Illinois 1989–1993
[11]
Paparian, BillBill Paparian Pasadena, California 1995-1997
[15]
Avedisian, ScottScott Avedisian Warwick, Rhode Island 2000—
[16]
Manoukian, RafiRafi Manoukian Glendale, California 2003–2004
2005–2006
[14]
Yousefian, BobBob Yousefian Glendale, California 2004–2005
[14]
Tutunjian, HarryHarry Tutunjian Troy, New York 2004–2012
[17]
Najarian, AraAra Najarian Glendale, California 2007–2008
2010–2011
2015–
[14]
Shuklian, AmyAmy Shuklian Visalia, California 2011–2013
[18]
Sinanyan, ZarehZareh Sinanyan Glendale, California 2014–2015
[14]
Hadjinian, JackJack Hadjinian Montebello, California 2014–
[19]

Other[edit]

Other[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ McCabe, Kathy (September 16, 2004). "Peabody takes pride in memory of Torigian". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  14. ^ a b c d e "City of Glendale, CA : Glendale Mayors". glendaleca.gov. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  15. ^ "Bill Paparian Biography". Retrieved 19 September 2013. 
  16. ^ Vartabedian, Tom (April 14, 2011). "Sixth term a charm for Mayor Scott Avedisian". Armenian Reporter. Retrieved 14 August 2012. 
  17. ^ Kenneth C. Crowe II (December 28, 2011). "His taste for politics began with a lunch". New York Times. Retrieved 17 August 2012. 
  18. ^ Lurie, George. "Council picks Shuklian to be Visalia's new mayor". Valley Voice. Retrieved 31 August 2012. 
  19. ^ Sprague, Mike (25 November 2014). "Montebello Councilman Jack Hadjinian elected mayor". Whittier Daily News. Retrieved 26 November 2014. 
  20. ^ "Onnie Shekerjian, Vice Mayor". City of Tempe, AZ. Retrieved 31 August 2012.