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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 28

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Johnny J. Nalbandian

Food Industry Businessman
54,272 votes (21.6%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • The homeless need job programs to get them back on their feet. Johnny will champion the creation of business opportunities for the homeless.
  • Current laws make this community unattractive to employers. Johnny will work to bring employers and create new jobs and businesses.
  • Johnny will give a ladder-up to young families and single parents who often have had a hard time pursuing higher education or better jobs.



Johnny was born in New Jersey, USA and grew up in California. His parents immigrated to the U.S. in 1944 during WWII when they ran away from the Soviet Stalinist government: a government that promoted Marxism/Communism and Socialism. He grew up working odd jobs from selling newspapers on street corners, to washing dishes in his parents’ restaurant, to cleaning restrooms at gas stations.

Johnny believed that through hard work and honest work ethics he could achieve the American Dream, which is what his parents taught him. Keeping these values close at heart, he founded a successful California-based seafood distribution and processing company at the age of 19.  His company soon became a leader in the seafood industry not only by instrumentally moving quality seafood into supermarkets but also running pilot programs for the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) HACCP program. At its peak, the company had $60 million in sales and was known as “The Tiffany’s of the Seafood Industry.”

Nalbandian has become a successful and highly demanded business consultant and marketer. For the past 15 years, Johnny has advised businesses of all industries and sizes regarding expansion, trade, and investment opportunities.  His favorite is food product development for meal solutions, or as they call it in the Seafood Industry, “Value Added Products.”

Johnny campaigned representing the Seafood Industry and the American – Armenian Community for the Great President Ronald Reagan. When Trump announced his candidacy, Johnny said, “Wow this is 1980 all over again for me.” He also said “I smell a Reagan Style victory coming again during his campaigning for President Donald J. Trump and I am thrilled to be on the Trump Train to “Make America Great Again.”

Johnny missed the America and California that he grew up in, especially after he watched the Democratic Party destroy this once Golden State as they have done to other blue state cities nationwide. He decided it was time to move out all the career politicians and load up both Sacramento and Washington DC with the everyday small business owners that live in the ugly corrupted bubble. Johnny has stated, “It is disheartening to see so many Americans hate our great nation” and this among many other reasons is why he is running for Congress.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $36,370

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Johnny J. Nalbandian
Employees of Roupina Nalbandian, Inc
Employees of Worldwide Express
Employees of Arpi Machine Sales, Inc
Employees of Csc Trading Inc
Employees of Law Offices Of Zeutzius And Labran

More information about contributions

By State:

California 89.04%
Texas 10.03%
Washington 0.93%

By Size:

Large contributions (75.41%)
Small contributions (24.59%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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