BELMONT, Mass.—Elections are our voice to the world, be it local, national or international. As active members in the Greater Boston community, be it in our church or in civic endeavors, working on a campaign brings together energized passionate players in a common enterprise getting our candidate in—to win!
Karnig, Judith and Raffi have lent their passion in support of numerous initiatives. Coming from different backgrounds and professions, all three of them share the same drive toward success of the ideas that they believe in. Through many of the public positions he has held over the years, Sami has helped many of the Armenian organizations in Belmont. He has been and will continue to be a great friend to the Armenian community.
Karnig and Raffi have known each other for nearly 25 years, meeting for the first time as the Greater Boston community responded to the 1988 earthquake in Armenia. “Campaigns are lot of work, a mixture of old and new faces all working on a common cause,” says Karnig. “It is always easier when passions and an idea is shared by equally committed members of a group.”
Judith has been active in resident and neighborhood issues since her first involvement as Town Meeting Member in 2004. “Having served with Judith on issues since 2005 has been a real learning experience for me,” says Manjikian. Working on local town issues brings a much wider diverse constituency, finding the right temperament and being able to represent that to a wide audience is a skill that I am still learning.”