Albert DerMovsesian is challenging incumbent Tom Murt in the 152nd state house district (split between Montgomery County and Philadelphia). There is another Albert DerMovsesian, an attorney who had also served on the Upper Moreland School Board, but he is the father of the state house candidate. Here is part of Albert J.'s press release:
Albert J. DerMovsesian, a four-year veteran of the Upper Moreland School Board with a strong record of public service, will announce Wednesday evening , January 6, that he is a candidate for State Representative in the 152d Pennsylvania House District, which includes parts of eastern Montgomery County and Northeast Philadelphia.
As a legislator, DerMovsesian will work to restore leadership in government. He will take a stand to reinvest in our schools, support sustainable economic growth, promote innovative energy policies and protect the rights of all citizens.
A Democratic committeeman in Upper Moreland for two decades, DerMovsesian has been a manager, coach and umpire in local sports leagues. He is a Sunday School teacher at Abington Presbyterian Church and has been on the Board of Trustees of the Upper Moreland Free Library. In 1999, he helped found the Upper Moreland Education Foundation, which provides scholarships for college-bound students and grants for teaching innovations.
Professionally, DerMovsesian works as the dining services manager at Twining Village, a retirement community in Holland, Pa. He has nearly two decades of management experience in both the food service industry and the print and publication industries.
A 1988 graduate of Upper Moreland High School who attended American University, DerMovsesian was elected in 2011 and 2013 to serve on the Upper Moreland School Board. He is chairman of the district's Facilities and Operations Committee, overseeing renovation of Upper Moreland Middle School and upgrading of athletic facilities across the district.
A lifelong resident of Upper Moreland, DerMovsesian lives in the district with his wife, a preschool teacher, and two children.