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|U.S. House, Ohio, District 2|
|Master's||University of Cincinnati|
|Religion||Christian- Armenian Apostolic|
In 2003, Krikorian founded Parody Productions, a publishing house that makes novelty playing cards, puzzles and posters. He previously ran unsuccessfully for Congress in Ohio's 2nd congressional district in 2008 and 2010.
In 2009, incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt (R) filed five ethics complaints against Krikorian with the Ohio Elections Commission. The Commission then voted 5-0 to issue Krikorian a written public reprimand.
In 2010, Schmidt sued Krikorian in civil court and sought $6.8 million in compensatory and punitive damages, alleging his campaign defamed her. Krikorian, in turn, filed several complaints with the Office of Congressional Ethics charging the Congresswoman had received legal assistance from a Turkish-American interest group that violated House ethics rules.
Krikorian ran in the 2012 election for the U.S. House, representing Ohio's 2nd District. Krikorian lost to William R. Smith in the Democratic Primary on March 6, 2012. They were separated by less than 100 votes.
On February 29, 2012, Krikorian released a video announcing his campaign.
|U.S. House, Ohio's 2st Congressional District Democratic Primary, 2012|
|William R. Smith||50.2%||10,175|
In 2010, Krikorian sought the Democratic nomination for the 2nd district. He ultimately lost the primary race to Surya Yalamanchili.
In April 2010, the Ohio Democratic Party accused Krikorian of ethnic insensitivity, saying he made fun of Democratic nominee Surya Yalamanchili's name. Ohio Democratic Party chair Chris Redfern, Hamilton County Democratic chair Tim Burke, and Clermont County Democratic Chair David Lane penned two separate letters to Krikorian saying his comments were at best insensitive and at worst racist. Krikorian's campaign categorically denied the charge.
In 2008, Krikorian ran for the United States House of Representatives as an Independent candidate. In the general election, he came in third place behind incumbent Rep. Jean Schmidt and Democratic nominee Victoria Wulsin.
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- ↑ Cincinnati.com Krikorian: I'll take on Schmidt again December 30, 2011
- ↑ Cincinnati Enquirer "Schmidt-Krikorian elections case concludes" Accessed February 19, 2012
- ↑ Cincinnati.com Rep. Jean Schmidt goes after form foe Krikorian for defamation December 30, 2011
- ↑ Roll Call Ethics panel confirms probes of Meeks, Schmidt December 30, 2011
- ↑ Ohio Secretary of State "Unofficial election results," Accessed March 6, 2012
- ↑ fox19 "Madeira businessman announces campaign for congress" Accessed March 1, 2012
- ↑ wlwt.com "Apprentice" star to face Schmidt in November December 30, 2011
- ↑ Politico "Ohio Dems allege 'insensitive' Krikorian remarks" Accessed February 19, 2012
- ↑ Statistics of the Presidential and Congressional Election of November 4, 2008 Accessed February 18, 2012