He was a member of Nevada state house of representatives in 1905. Then he became a member of Nevada state senate and served between 1909 and 1917.
Balzar won the race for governor in 1926, defeating the incumbent James G. Scrugham. After a lengthy illness Balzar died in the governor's mansion on March 21, 1934 in Carson City, Nevada.
Denomination: Armenian Catholic
Born June 15, 1880