BELMONT, Mass. — The Armenian Democratic Liberal Party (ADL) Eastern District Committee announced its endorsement of Donald (“Don”) G. Boyajian for New York State’s rural northern 21st Congressional district, which includes the Adirondack Mountains and Thousand Islands regions. ADL Eastern District Chairman Kevork Marashlian praised Boyajian’s background in public affairs and his ability to serve the long-term interests of the American people well. He urged all Armenians to rally around Boyajian.
The endorsement was revealed at a Boston-area fundraiser on March 21 at Phinix Grill hosted by Sheriff Peter Koutoujian, Harry Haytayan, Raffi Festekjian, Steve Mesrobian, Judy Saryan and Victor Zarougian. Many elements of the American Armenian community have begun to promote Boyajian’s candidacy.
Tekeyan Cultural Association Executive Director Aram Arkun, who attended the event, noted that Boyajian was firm in his support of Armenian issues, and promised once again to be a powerful voice for Armenians concerning the Armenian Genocide, Artsakh and Armenia, and the remaining Armenians of the Middle East.
The Democratic primary in the 21st district takes place on June 26, after which Boyajian faces incumbent Republican congresswoman Elise Stefanik. For more information on Boyajian, see an interview in the March 10 issue of the Mirror-Spectator and his own campaign website.