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

Joshua Price

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 39

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Filipino American

Twitter: @JoshuaAngPrice

Website: www.hybridgent.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

 

COLORADO

Peter Yu

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 2

Party: Republican

Twitter: @PeterYuCO

Website: www.peteryuforcongress.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 MEXICO

Lisa Shin

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 43

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Korean American

Twitter: @ka4_trump

Facebook: www.facebook.com/betterwayforNM/

 

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

Lindy Li

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 1

Party: Democrat

Ethnicity: Chinese American

Twitter: @lindyli

Pearl Kim

Running for: U.S. Representative, District 4

Party: Republican

Ethnicity: Korean American

Twitter: @PearlKimPA

 

 

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