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Daren won the November 8th, 2022 Election by a commanding and decisive margin. He was appointed Mayor Pro-Tem of La Habra on December 19th, 2022, and then became Mayor of La Habra on December 18th, 2023.

He is enormously grateful to his supporters, and he is dedicated to the welfare of all La Habrans in the future.  Below is breaking news, and an archive of news reflecting the hard work of the successful campaign in 2022.  With great appreciation and continued commitment, Daren thanks the voters of our Caring Community for victory in 2022, and for their renewed support in 2024.  The Mayor is walking neighborhoods now!  And he wants to hear from you!  Call him on his personal cell at 310-738-1716 anytime, with complaints, questions and suggestions.

BREAKING NEWS: On April 15th, 2024, the La Habra City Council appointed Carrie Surich to the Council seat vacated by retiring former Councilmember Steve Simonian.  Carrie has spent decades serving our Caring Community through her work with our veterans committee, the La Habra Women’s Club, and as a Community Services and Planning Commissioner.  Carrie was Planning Commission Chair when appointed to Council.  She is deeply-committed to our Caring Community. 

The events of the 2022 Election:  On September 21st, Daren was endorsed by the Orange County Employees’s Association.  He is very proud to have this support.

On September 7th, Daren was endorsed by the Association of Orange County Deputy Sheriffs, AND the Orange County Coalition of Police and Sheriffs for 2022. 

On September 3rd, 2022, Daren was endorsed by Congresswoman Linda Sanchez. This is a valuable partnership, as Congresswoman Sanchez is La Habra’s US Representative.

On August 23rd, Daren was endorsed by the Association of Los Angeles Deputy Sheriffs (ALADS) for 2022.  This association represents over 8,000 sworn law-enforcement officers.  Another important vote of confidence in Daren’s oversight of public safety in La Habra.

On August 1st— Daren was unanimously endorsed by the La Habra Police Association for 2022. This major public-safety endorsement, combined with LA Co. Fire 1014, demonstrates that Daren was the overwhelmingly-supported candidate for public safety in La Habra in 2022.

On July 25th, Daren was endorsed by the Los Angeles County Fire Department Local 1014 for 2022.  Daren is proud and honored by this important endorsement.

Earlier news: Save La Habra is the civic organization responsible for the preservation of La Habra's open space (through Measure "X"), and is dedicated to preserving the quality of life for all who live and work in La Habra.
On May 24th, Save La Habra announced their formal endorsement of Councilmember Daren Nigsarian for La Habra City Council in November.  In response, Daren has pledged to work with Save La Habra, and all stakeholders, to fight for local control over redevelopment proposals and to safeguard open space in La Habra as a precious resource.

Below is the full text of the SAVE LA HABRA endorsement and press release: 



LA HABRA, CA, May 23, 2022 — has some important news to share about the upcoming November election. We plan to endorse certain La Habra City Council candidates who we believe are committed to protecting our remaining Open Spaces. This includes defending and upholding the protections for Open Spaces contained in the Measure X initiative that the voters overwhelmingly approved last year. We are pleased to announce our first Save La Habra endorsement: Councilmember Daren Nigsarian.

We first got to know Daren in 2020 when he was Planning Commission Chairman, and later through conversations with him after he was appointed to the La Habra City Council. We believe Councilmember Nigsarian understands the importance of Open Spaces in La Habra.

“Protecting the few remaining Open Spaces in La Habra is vital to our community. Citizens demonstrated this so clearly, with their 75% approval of Measure X last year,” said Nigsarian. “I truly believe that responsible development can be accomplished while fully supporting and defending these protections of Open Spaces.”

"Councilmember Nigsarian is a public official we can trust,” said James Lees, co-founder of Save La Habra. “He is a critical thinker, who will find creative solutions to the issues that face our City, while preserving our few remaining Open Spaces. Daren is the first of the proven candidates we plan to endorse. We hope you will join us in supporting his campaign!” is a grassroots coalition of long-time La Habra residents who want to save our Open Spaces and protect our community from out-of-control development — and all the traffic nightmares, parking shortages, overcrowding and environmental harm such developments can bring. We are La Habra homeowners just like you. We want to protect all remaining open spaces for ourselves and our children. Remember, once our Open Spaces are gone, they’re gone forever!

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Councilmember Daren Nigsarian has been a dedicated public servant in our community.  He has served in the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department, the La Habra Planning Commission, the La Habra City School District Personnel Commission, and the Boy’s and Girl’s Clubs of La Habra (including a term as President).

Daren and his wife, Carol (former Beautification Committee member) have two sons and two grandchildren, and have been residents of La Habra for over 30 years.

Also today, (5/24/22) US Congressman Lou Correa (46th District) announced his full support and endorsement of Daren.

On 5/30/22, we announce that Josie Anderson, wife of former Mayor Steve Anderson, has endorsed Daren.  Steve Anderson was legendary in La Habra, contributing greatly to the community and was a champion of “grass-roots” activism that transformed La Habra.  We have a road and pumping station named in his honor. Daren is humbled to now occupy his City Council seat.

Thank you, Josie. ❤️

Committee to Elect Daren Nigsarian
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