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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

California

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
Mayor
Duarte, CA

Jason Jackson
Mayor
El Centro, CA

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

Edwin Lee*
Mayor 
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

Connecticut

Dr. M. Saud Anwar*
City Council

South Windsor, CT

Illinois

Ameya Pawar*
City Council Ward 47
Chicago, IL

Louisiana

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

Massachusetts

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

Minnesota

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

Oklahoma

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

Ed Shadid*
City Council Ward 2
Oklahoma City, OK

Pennsylvania

Helen Gym
City Council At-Large
Philadelphia, PA

David Oh*
City Council At-Large
Philadelphia, PA

Utah

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

Virginia

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

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

Washington

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

Wisconsin

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