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Full Biography for Armineh Chelebian
Armineh Safarian Chelebian's parents moved their four daughters to USA in Feb 1978 with the hopes of providing a better life and future for all of them.
Her family chose San Fernando Valley as home from day one, and for the first few months as they were waiting for the escrow to their new house in Tarzana to be closed, they made home living in Best Western, Canoga Bowl in Winnetka CA. Where 30 years later, life would bring Armineh back full circle and she would end up having her campaign kick off for her Assembly races in the same hotel's convention center, and Winnetka would also be where she, her husband and two children have resided for the past 10 years and where she has been elected and serving on the Board of Winnetka Neighborhood Council for the past three years.
At the age of 16, in the middle of her 11th grade, she had to leave behind most of her life long friends at Nevart Goulbengian Marie Manoogian elementary/middle/high school; and now had to look forward to making new friendships at Ferrahian High School in Encino, along with learning, adjusting and adapting to a new environment, culture and way of life.
She was placed straight in to the second semester of the 11th grade along with all the other American born, English speaking students. She now had to work twice as hard compared to the other students in order to obtain good grades and maintain a high GPA, as English was her third language.
When studying she had to have a dictionary next to her at all times in order to be able to translate and understand the meaning of the words. She did it!
With hard work and determination she graduated at top of her class.
After graduating, Armineh was accepted to Californian State University Northridge- C.S.U.N. where she attended for four years and graduated from in 1984 with a B.S. degree in Business Administration Accounting. Afterwards her other two younger sisters followed in her footsteps, by also attending CSUN and graduating with B.S. degrees in Business Administration Accounting. CSUN is also where now her daughter is attending as a Business Administration Marketing major, and her son will be attending as well in Fall 2008 as Civil Engineering major!.
Then Armineh moved on to a 20 year professional career with well-rounded experience in all areas of: Auditing, Accounting, Management, Budgeting, Financial Analysis, Tax, Purchasing, Vendor Negotiation, Consulting and Business Entrepreneurship, working for employers such as: Blue Cross of California (Medicare Auditor), Cedars- Sinai Medical Center (Financial Management Analyst), Medical Center of N. Hollywood (Sr. Financial Analyst/Sr. Staff Accountant ) Visiting Nurse Association -VNA of Los Angeles (Controller-Director of Accounting and Purchasing) and A.S.C. Accounting and Financial Consulting services ( Owner and President).
In 2001 she became involved in politics by assisting Honorable Bob Yousefian, current Councilmember and past Mayor of City of Glendale, to win his campaign. As a result, she discovered her own personal interest in politics, campaigns, community involvement, and public serventhood and therefore saw the opportunity to stand up and make a difference by giving back to her community! At the time, she kept her sole proprietorship A.S.C. Accounting and Financial Consulting Services and decided to pursue her new found passion. These past seven years have been educational, rewarding, exciting and a period of tremendous growth. She has learned an enormous number of diverse skills, and has relished the opportunities she has had to give back and make a difference in her community. She has managed to run for office, be elected and appointed, serve and work on numerous political, community, municipal boards and committees on a volunteer basis and have had the honor to serve as Chairperson on many.
Currently, Armineh has decided to bring her seven years of enriching experience in politics and community service in addition to her 20 years of professional experience into a new opportunity where she can continue to make a difference and give back to her community on a larger scale, as the next upcoming Assemblywoman for State Assembly District 40 in 2008 elections.
In the Community:
Armineh's both Children have attended LAUSD schools as well as private:
California Republica Party - CRP - CAGOP
Republican Party of Los Angeles County - RPLAC - LAGOP
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