APAICS | Asian Americans on the Ballot in 2018
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Asian Americans on the Ballot in 2018

Let’s make 2018 a year in which we increase Asian American representation in government. Below, you will find a growing list of AAPIs running for office this upcoming year.

 

Please note that this is solely a database of Asian American candidates, not an endorsement on behalf of APAICS. We encourage you all to make well-researched votes.

 

If you would like to suggest an addition to this list, please let us know at apaics@apaics.org. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

ARKANSAS

 

Chintan Desai

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 1

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @DecideonDesai

Website: www.desaiforcongress.com

 

ARIZONA

 

Anita Malik

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 6

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @anitamalik

Website: anitaforarizona.com

 

Hiral Tipireni

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 8

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @hiral4congress

Website: hiralforcongress.com

 

CALIFORNIA

 

John Chiang

Running for: CA Governor

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Taiwanese American

Website: johnchiang.com

 

Harmesh Kumar

Running for: CA Governor

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @drkumar4gov

Website: drkumar4governor.com

 

Asif Mahmood

Running for: CA Lt. Governor

Ethnicity: Pakistani American

Twitter: @asif4CA

Website: asif2018.com

 

Doris Matsui

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 6

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Japanese American

Twitter: @Matsui4Congress

Website: matsuiforcongress.com

 

Ami Bera

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @beraforcongress

Website: beraforcongress.com

 

Ro Khanna

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 17

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @RoKhanna

Website: rokhanna.com

 

Judy Chu

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 27

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Chinese American

Twitter: @JudyChuCampaign

Website: judychu.org

 

Ted Lieu

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 33

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Taiwanese American

Twitter: @tedieu

Website: tedlieu.com

 

Mai Khanh Tran

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 39

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Vietnamese American

Twitter: @DocTran2018

Website: doctran2018.com

 

Mark Takano

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 41

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Japanese American

Twitter: @marktakano

Website: marktakano.com

 

Edwin Duterte

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 43

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Filipino American

Twitter: @DuterteforCD43

 

Dave Min

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 45

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Korean American

Twitter: @DaveMinCA

Website: DaveMin.com

 

Bryan Kim

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 53

Party: Independent

Ethnicity: Korean American

Facebook: @bryankim2018

Website: bryankim2018.com

 

Shamus Sayed

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 50

Party: Republican

Facebook: @shamussayed

Website: shamusforcongress.com

 

Vivek Niswanathan

Running for: State Treasurer

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian-American

Twitter: @vivekforca

Website: www.vivekforca.com

 

FLORIDA

 

Stephanie Murphy

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Vietnamese American

Twitter: @SMurphyCongress

Website: stephaniemurphyforcongress.com

 

Chardo Richardson

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7

Party: Democrat

Twitter: @Chardo2018

Website: brandnewcongress.org/Chardo Richardson

 

Ken Russell

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 27

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Japanese American

Twitter: @kenrussellmiami

Website: kenrussellforcongress.com

 

Amol Jethwani

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 21

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Facebook: @AmolforFL21

 

GEORGIA

 

David Kim

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Korean American

Twitter: @DavidKim2018

Website: davidkim2018.com

 

Ethan Pham

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 8

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Vietnamese American

Twitter: @VoteEthanPham

Website: ethanphamforcongress.com

 

HAWAII

 

Mazie Hirono

Running for: U.S. Senate

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Japanese American

Twitter: @MazieforHawaii

Website: mazieforhawaii.com

 

Tulsi Gabbard

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 2

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Samoan American

Twitter: @tulsigabbard

Website: votetulsi.com

 

Colleen Hanabusa

Running for: Governor

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Japanese American

Twitter: ColleenHanabusa

Website: hanabusaforhawaii.com

 

ILLINOIS

 

Raja Krishnamoorthi

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 8

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @RajaforCongress

Website: rajaforcongress.com

 

Sapan Shah

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 10

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @drsapanshah

Website: drshahforcongress.com

 

Sameena Mustafa

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 5

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @sameenacongress

Website: sameenaforcongress.com

 

INDIANA

 

Andrew Takami

Running for: U.S. Senate

Party: Republican

Twitter: @Takami4USSenate

Website: https://andrewtakamiforussenate.com/

 

Yatish Joshi

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 2

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @joshiforindiana

Website: http://joshiforindiana.com/

 

MARYLAND

 

Arvin Vohra

Running for: U.S. Senate

Party: Libertarian

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @VoteVohra

Website: votevohra.com

 

Aruna Miller

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 6

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @arunamiller

Website: http://www.arunamiller.com/

 

MASSACHUSETTS

 

Shiva Ayyadurai

Running for: U.S. Senate

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @va_shiva

Website: https://shiva4senate.com/

 

Dan Koh

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Korean Lebanese

Twitter: @dank

Website: koh2018.com

 

Beej Das

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @beejdas

Website: dasforcongress.com

 

MICHIGAN

 

Fayrouz Saad

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 11

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Lebanese American 

Twitter: @saadforcongress

Website: https://www.fayrouzsaad.com/

 

Suneel Gupta

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 11

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @suneel

Website: https://suneelgupta.com/

 

Shri Thanedar

Running for: Governor

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @ShriForMI

Website: www.shri2018.com

 

NEVADA

 

Bobby Mahendra

Running for: U.S. Senate

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @bobby_Mahendra

Website: https://bobbymahendra.com/about.php

 

Derek Uehara

Running for: State Treasurer

Party: Republican

Twitter: @DerekforNevada

Website: http://derekfornevada.com/

 

NEW JERSEY

 

Andy Kim

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Korean American

Twitter: @AndyKimNJ

Website: https://www.andykimforcongress.com/

 

Goutam Jois

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 7

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @goutamjois

Website: http://www.jois2018.com/

 

NEW YORK

 

Grace Meng

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 6

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Chinese American

Twitter: @grace4ny

Website: gracefornewyork.com

 

Ronald Kim

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 21

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Korean American

Twitter: @RonKim

Website: https://www.ronaldkimforcongress.com/

 

Nicholas Wan

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 12

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Taiwanese American

Website: wanforcongress.com

 

PENNSYLVANIA

 

Dean Malik

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 8

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Pakistani American

Facebook: @DeanMalikforCongress

Website: www.malikesquire.com

 

Nina Ahmad

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 1

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Bangladeshi American

Twitter: @NinaAhmadPHL

 

Lindy Li

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 1

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Chinese American

Twitter: @lindyli

 

TEXAS

 

Chetan Panda

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 25

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @panda2018TX

Website: https://panda2018.com/

 

Gina Ortiz Jones

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 23

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Filipino American

Twitter: @ginaortizjones

Website: https://ginaortizjones.com/

 

Danny Nguyen

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 22

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Vietnamese American

Facebook: @DannyNguyenforCongress2018

Website: http://www.dannyforcongress.com/

 

Sri Preston Kulkarni

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 24

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @SriPKulkarni

Website: https://www.kulkarniforcongress.com/

 

Medrick Yhap

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Twitter: @MYCongressmanTX

Website: https://mycongressmantx.com/

 

Silky Malik

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 2

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @silky4congress

Website: silky4congress.com

 

Ali Khorasani

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Twitter: @akhoras

Website: https://www.tx2.rocks/

 

VIRGINIA

 

Bobby Scott

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Filipino American

Twitter: @bobbyscott

Website: http://www.bobbyscottforcongress.com/

 

Deep Sran

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 3

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Indian American

Twitter: @drdeepsran

Website: www.deepforcongress.com