Third Armenian American will serve in the US Congress after Anthony Brindisi won the race, the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) reports.
The upstate New York Democrat will join Congresswoman Anna Eshoo and Congresswoman Jackie Speier in the U.S. House of Representatives.
Anthony's great grandparents were born in Mardin, Armenia and fled during the Armenian Genocide to Alepo, Syria, where his grandmother was born.
His great-great grandparents were born in Edessa, Armenia.
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