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Calendar >  Armen Kurdian Officially Announces Bid For City Council District 4

Armen Kurdian Officially Announces Bid For City Council District 4

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Vista, CA –Armen Kurdian, a Vista resident and retired Navy Captain, has officially announced his run for the Vista City Council, District 4.  His top issues are to ensure public safety, promote economic and job growth, sustain public infrastructure, and reduce homelessness. A senior systems engineer for a major defense consulting firm and a former small business owner, he lives with his wife Lindi and their son Gregory who will be attending kindergarten next fall.

            “I believe in responsible government,” Armen says. “The primary functions of a local government is to make sure citizens are safe, that they have jobs, that business can flourish, and that the city can manage, sustain, and upgrade its infrastructure. I intend to make sure that all three of these vital areas are where we maintain our focus in the Council’s service to community. The privilege of managing taxpayer dollars is a solemn duty that we bestow upon our elected leaders. Someone had to earn that money which was then received by the local government; we must use those funds with the accountability and care as if we earned it ourselves. During my time in the Navy I effectively and efficiently managed nine-figure budgets; I handled taxpayer dollars with respect then, and I will once again when I am elected.”

            Public sustainment is a key aspect of his platform. “This includes not just roads, but public buildings, parks, emergency services, and even housing. Decisions cannot be made through a microscope, but they do need to be made. If we need more transient housing because we are over capacity, then that should be considered closely. If however we are not fully utilizing public facilities, then either the demand is not there, or perhaps the city has not done a good enough job in advertising those services.”

During Armen’s tenure in the Navy, he was stationed at the Naval Information Warfare Systems Command in Old Town San Diego (formerly the Space and Naval Warfare Center) managing a large portfolio of systems which provide and protect Global Positioning System-based navigation systems, and was personally hand-picked by senior Navy leadership to lead the development and execution of highly critical and vital programs necessary to meet emerging threats.  Armen then transferred to the Naval Supply Systems Command, Weapon Systems Support in Philadelphia, PA where he helped solve some of the Navy’s most challenging maintenance and readiness issues, and became a recognized leader within the Department of Defense on Additive Manufacturing (3D printing). “I brought together over 100 experts from across all the military services, both uniformed and civilian, industry, and academia to put together guides and processes to take advantage of this amazing advance in technology. Everything was focused on improving quality, shortening timelines, and saving money all at the same time.” Armen subsequently retired and was honorably discharged following a 25+ year career with multiple decorations and awards, including the Legion of Merit and two Meritorious Service Medals.

“Elected leaders must serve the people, not special interests,” he continues. “While that should seem obvious, when I truly understood that I wanted to serve my community just as I had served my country, and that the voters expect that their elected leaders need to serve them and not the other way around, I knew at that point that serving on the city Council was something I definitely wanted to do.”

Armen is a member of the Vista Chamber of Commerce, The Tailhook Association, The American Legion, and the Institute of Navigation.  He regularly volunteers with the Veteran’s Association of North County and is also a volunteer youth soccer coach.  

“I am committed to a prosperous Vista, I want to see businesses thrive, grow, and hire, and keep our local economy on the right track.”

To learn more about Armen, his website is www.armen4vista.com, and he can be reached at armen@armen4vista.com.

Armen Kurdian – Candidate, Vista City Council (District 4)

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