For the first time in its history, the Glendale City Council will have an Armenian American majority following this week's municipal elections.
In unofficial returns, Ara Najarian topped a field of 19 candidates in Tuesday's election with more than 10% of the vote.
He was followed by Mayor Bob Yousefian with 9%, Frank Quintero with 8.8% and Dave Weaver with 8.2%.
The three top vote-getters will serve four-year terms and Weaver will complete a two-year term left when Councilman Gus Gomez stepped down late last year.
Armenian Americans Najarian and Yousefian and Councilman Rafi Manoukian will hold three of the five City Council seats.
More than one-third of Los Angeles County's nearly 153,000 Armenians Americans live in Glendale, which has the second-largest population of people of Armenian descent of any city in the country, behind Los Angeles, according to census officials. There are about 205,000 residents in the city.