APAICS | 2015 Elections: AAPI Edition
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2015 Elections: AAPI Edition

2015 04 Nov 2015 Elections: AAPI Edition

A number of Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders were elected or re-elected into office during 2015 elections across the country. We are still collecting data on AAPI elected officials for local elections. Please contact Hannah Chong at hannah@apaics.org if you know of any recently elected AAPI not on this list.

*denotes incumbent


Jay Chen
Mount San Antonio College Board of Trustees, Area 5
Hacienda Heights, CA

Phillip Chen*
Walnut Valley Unified School District Board of Directors, At-Large
Diamond, Bar

Sam Kang
Duarte, CA

Jason Jackson
El Centro, CA

Huan Lac
Belmont-Redwood School District
San Mateo County, CA

Edwin Lee*
San Francisco, CA

Henry Lo*
Garvey School District School Board
Rosemead, CA

Ruth Low
City Council
Diamond Bar, CA

Karyl Matsumoto*
City Council
South San Francisco, CA

Jeanie Nishime*
El Segundo Unified School District Governing Board
El Segundo, CA

Manh Nguyen
City Council District 4
San Jose, CA

David Ryu
City Council District 4
Los Angeles, CA

James Toma
Mayor (appointed)
West Covina, CA

Donald L. Wharton
Mayor (appointed)
Brawley, CA

Tony Wu
City Council
West Covina, CA


Dr. M. Saud Anwar*
City Council

South Windsor, CT


Ameya Pawar*
City Council Ward 47
Chicago, IL


Cynthia Lee-Sheng*
Council At-Large, District 5
Jefferson Parish, LA


Leland Cheung*
City Council At-Large
Cambridge, MA

Nina Liang
City Council At-Large
Quincy, MA

Hong Net*
City Council At-Large
Lynn, MA

Michelle Wu*
City Council At-Large
Boston, MA


Dai Thao*
City Council Ward 1
Saint Paul, MN

Tou Xiong
City Council At-Large
Maplewood, MN

New Jersey

Jannie Chung
Borough Council
Closter, NJ

Esther Han Silver
Board of Education
Fort Lee, NJ

Jong Chul Lee*
Borough Council
Palisades Park, NJ

Sungmin Lee
Board of Education
Closter, NJ

Mark M. Park
Borough Council
Englewood Cliffs, NJ

Dennis Shim*
Borough Council
Ridgefield, NJ

Susan Shin-Angulo
Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
Cherry Hill, NJ

Steve Yang
Board of Education
Ridgefield, NJ


Cyndi Munson
Oklahoma House of Delegates District 85
Oklahoma City, Ok

Ed Shadid*
City Council Ward 2
Oklahoma City, OK


Helen Gym
City Council At-Large
Philadelphia, PA

David Oh*
City Council At-Large
Philadelphia, PA


Tom Huynh*
City Council District 1
West Valley City, UT


Mark Keam*
Virginia House of Delegates District 35
Falls Church, VA

Ron Villanueva*
Virginia House of Delegates District 21
Virginia Beach, VA


Bruce Harrell*
City Council District 2 
Seattle, WA

Kshama Sawant*
City Council District 3
Seattle, WA

Satpal Sidhu*
Whatcom County Council District 2
Lynden, WA

Peter Kwon
City Council Position No.3
SeaTac, WA


Shiva Bidar-Sielaff*
City Council District 5
Madison, Wisconsin