Many Chinese Americans elected to office


A number of Chinese Americans were elected to office in the November election. Reported Mary Chow of AsianWeek (Nov. 15-21), with almost 200 Asian Pacific American candidates running for office in this November's election, voters all across America went to the polls last Tuesday and elected more than 100 APAs to represent them locally and nationally, with the most significant APA gains in state houses. Below is a listing of Chinese Americans elected to ffice nationwide:

NATIONAL ELECTION

Congress: David Wu (D-District 1, Oregon)

STATE ELECTIONS

California

State Board of Education: John Chiang (D-District 4)
State Assembly: Wilma Chan (D-District 16); Judy Chu (D-District 49); Carol Liu (D-District 44); Leland Yee (D-District 12)

Hawaii

State Senate: Suzanne Chun Oakland (D-District 13)
State House: Jerry Chang (D-District 2), Bertha Leong (R-District 18); Sylvia Luke (D-District 26); Corinne Ching (R-District 27)

Maryland

State House: Susan Lee (D-District 16)

Minnesota

State House: Cy Thao (DFL-District 65A)

New York

Supreme Court: Doris Ling Cohan

Texas

State House: Martha Wong (R-District 13)

Washington

State Senate: Paul Shinn (D-District 21)

LOCAL ELECTIONS

California

Board of Supervisors: Alice Lai-Bitker (D-Alameda)
Rent Board of Stabilization: Howard Chong (G-Berkeley)
City Council: Jean Quan (City Council, Oakland)
City Assesser: Mabel Teng (D-San Francisco)
Community College Board: Lawrence Wong (District 3)
School Board: Eddie Chin (San Francisco); Kansen Chu (Berryessa); Rob Fong (Sacramento); Kathryn P. Ho (Fremont); T.N. Ho (Santa Clara); Ray Kwok (Berryessa); James Fang (Bart Board, San Francisco)

Michigan

City Council: Alicia Ping (R-Saline)



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