By Alin K. Gregorian
BELMONT, Mass. — About 50 supporters gathered to help the campaign of David Krikorian of Cincinnati, Ohio, who is seeking to become the third Armenian- American member of the House of Representatives.
The other two are both Democratic women from California, Anna Eshoo and Jackie Speier.
Krikorian, a registered independent, is seeking to represent Ohio’s second district in Washington.
The fundraiser for him, held at the home of David and Tamar Hamparian, brought together a diverse group of Armenian- Americans.
During the reception, Krikorian stressed that the main reason he is running is the “deteriorating situation of the financial” sector and economy. With the failing of so many banks and financial institutions threatening the economy of the country, he said, “I wanted to get involved. I wanted to be a positive force for change in Washington.”