Infant Assemblyman Mike Gatto bemoans political mis-adventures in recent City of Glendale Elections.
In the race for City Council, Rafi Manoukian (who supported Sunder Ramani for Assembly) was the top vote getter follow by David Weaver who edged Gatto's supporter John Drayman by 61 votes for the second and final council seat up for selection. Glendale resident gun-slinger/ FPPC dodger Chahe Keuroghelian, was denied again in his bid for elected office, finishing fourth. Goes to show that a "Gatto handshake" does not correspond into political capital ( maybe more FPPC oversight? Who knows).
Meanwhile in the race for Glendale School Board, the "Gatto touch" translated into a first place victory for former Democratic Assembly Challenger Nayiri Nahabedian with 10,560 votes. Gatto crossed party lines and supported Republican Mary Boger, who placed second with 8,761 votes. Gatto's support of Boger over fellow Democrat Nahabedian may be an ominous omen for Gatto come re-election time in 2012.
Lastly in the contest for Glendale College Board of Trustee, Gatto's endorsee Vartan Gharpetian placed last among three candidates.
Aggregating these Glendale results with Gatto's recent setback in the 43rd Assembly District Delegate Elections, can cause one to surmise that Gatto's political capital outside of the City of Los Angeles boundries may be waning. Thus, until CD 4's City Councilman Tom Labonge terms out in 2015, Gatto's political future will hinge on a favorable redrawn assembly district that is center within Los Angeles city limits, for the democratic natives are restless in the likes of Burbank and Glendale.
Scott Johnson in CD 14
Labels: Assemblyman Mike Gatto, Chahe Keuroghelian, Nayiri Nahabedian