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Political Database Map

APAICS Political Database is a comprehensive national directory of Asian American and Pacific Islander elected officials. This database reflects Asian American and Pacific Islanders currently in elected office as of August 1, 2017.

 

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Jeff Adachi Local Public Defender, San Francisco County
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2002
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Waseem Ahmed Local Mayor, Chowchilla City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Pakistani


Bill Alarcon Local Councilmember, Rosemead City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Angelino


Aumua Amata Coleman Radewagen Federal U.S. House of Representatives AS
State: American Samoa
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Samoan
First woman and first Republican to serve for Congress from American Samoa

Ikaika Anderson Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Niraj Antani State Lower- Representative, OH-42
State: OH
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Alan Arakawa Local Mayor, County of Maui
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2003
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Rachelle Arizmendi Local Councilmember, Sierra Madre City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Della Au Belatti State Lower- Representative, HI-24
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Lisa Bartlett Local Board member, Orange County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Former City Councilmember and Mayor of Dana Point.

Kumar Barve State Lower- Delegate, MD-17
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 1991
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
First Indian American elected to serve in a state legislature

Vinson Bell Local Board member, Temple City Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Ami Bera Federal U.S. House of Representatives CA-07
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
Currently only Indian American serving in the United States Congress

Marie Berlanga Local Board member, Soledad Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Robert Bernardo Local Secretary, San Mateo County Harbor District Commission
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Ravinder Bhalla Local President, Hoboken City Council
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Punjabi
Former Chairman of the Hoboken Democratic Party from 2010 to 2011

Suvarna Bhopale Local Board member, Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Shiva Bidar-Sielaff Local Alder, Madison Common Council
State: WI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Iranian
Former Public Health Commissioner for the City of Madison

Randall Bishop Local Councilmember, Kodiak City Council
State: AK
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Laotian


Robert Bonta State Lower- Assemblymember, CA-18
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
First Filipino State Legislator elected in California.

Tom Brower State Lower- Representative, HI-22
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Raymond Buenaventura Local Councilmember, Daly City City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Phat Bui Local Councilmember, Garden Grove City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Angie Chen Button State Lower- Representative, TX-112
State: TX
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Christopher Cabaldon Local Mayor, West Sacramento City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2004
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
Former Vice President of National Conference of Democratic Mayors.

Romy Cachola State Lower- Representative, HI-30
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Linda Canlas Local Board member, New Haven Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Chris Cate Local Councilmember, San Diego City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Eric Chan Local Vice President, San Gabriel County Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Henry Chan Local Treasurer, City of Cathedral City
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Peter Chan Local Mayor Pro Tempore, Monterey Park City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Tackey Chan State Lower- Representative, MA-2
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Wilma Chan Local Supervisor, Alameda County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First female Majority Leader in the California State Assembly.

Sonia Chang-Diaz State Upper- Senator, MA-2
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Joseph K. Chang Local Vice President, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2001
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Mark Chang State Lower- Delegate, MD-32
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Barry Chang Local Mayor, Cupertino City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Cynthia Chang Local Vice President, Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1998
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Vincent Chang Local City Clerk, City of Monterey Park
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Michael Chang Local Vice President, Santa Clara County Board of Education
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


C. Joseph Chang Local Vice President, San Marino Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Stephanie Chang State Lower- Representative, MI-6
State: MI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American woman elected to Michigan State Legislature

Fred Chang Local Council member, Port Orchard City Council
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Ed Chau State Lower- Assemblymember, CA-49
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Jay Chaudhuri State Upper- Senator, NC-16
State: NC
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Sarabjit Cheema Local Board member, New Haven Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Judy Chen Haggerty Local Member, Mount San Antonio College Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2001
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Olympia Chen Local President, ABC Unifed School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1997
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Carol Chen Local Mayor, Cerritos City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Jay Chen Local Board member, Mount San Antonio College Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Phillip Chen Local Board member, Walnut Valley Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Cary Chen Local Clerk, Rowland Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Pearl Cheng Local Board member, Foothill-De Anza Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Leland Cheung Local Council member, Cambridge City Council At-Large
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former Executive Vice President of the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP)

Janet Chew Local President, Arcadia Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Sue B. Chew State Lower- Representative, ID-17
State: ID
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Chinese American elected to Idaho State Legislature.
Leadership (2007)
John Chiang State State Treasurer (Statewide)
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Maureen Chin Local President, Garvey School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Margaret Chin Local Council member, New York City Council
State: NY
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Founding member of the Chinatown Partnership Local Development Corporation

Eric Ching Local Mayor, Walnut City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


David Chiu State Lower- Assemblymember, CA-17
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Mason Chock Local Council member, County of Kaua'i
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Steven Choi State California State Assembly, District 68
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2004
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Isaac Choy State Lower- Representative, HI-23
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Linda Chu Takayama State Hawaii Director of Labor and Industrial Relations (Statewide- Appointed)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Carmen Chu Local Assessor-Recorder, City of San Francisco
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
Previously on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors

Kansen Chu State Lower- Assemblymember, CA-25
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Judy Chu Federal U.S. House of Representatives CA-27
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Chinese American woman elected to Congress

Marie Chuang Local Vice Mayor, Hillsborough City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Ross Chun Local Council member, Aliso Viejo City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Jannie Chung Local Council member, Closter Borough Council
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Elle Cochran Local Council member, County of Maui
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Stacy Crivello Local Council member, County of Maui
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Ty J.K. Cullen State Lower- Representative, HI-39
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Myrna de Vera Local Vice Mayor, Hercules City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Lynn DeCoite State Lower- Representative, HI-13
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Joanne del Rosario Local Council member, Colma Town Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Sonny Dhaliwal Local Mayor, Lathrop City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Noel DiBona Local Council member, Quincy City Council At-Large
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Thai


Preet Didbal Local Council member, Yuba City City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
First Sikh woman elected to a city council in California

Tyler Diep Local Council member, Westminster City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Andrew Do Local Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Vira Douangmany Cage Local Board member, Amherst School Committee
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Lao


Tammy Duckworth Federal Senator
State: IL
Year Assumed Current Office: 2017
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Thai
First Asian American woman elected to Congress in the state of Illinois. First disabled woman to be elected in the U.S House of Represetatives, and first member of Congress that was born in Thailand.

Brandon Elefante Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Fenton Eng Local Vice President, Arcadia Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Aimee Sueko Eng Local Director, Oakland Board of Education
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former Program Officer at the Thomas J. Long Foundation

Mike Eng Local Vice President, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


J. Kalani English State Upper- Senator, HI-6
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2000
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian, Chinese

Leadership (2000)
Will Espero State Upper- Senator, HI-19
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2002
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Emi Eto Local Board member, Los Gatos Union School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Harold Fong Local Board member, Sacramento County Board of Education
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Mike Fong Local Board member, Los Angeles Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Beth Fukumoto Chang State Lower- Representative, HI-36
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Carol Fukunaga Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Previously a Senator for the State of Hawaii from 1992 to 2012

Allan Fung Local Mayor, Cranston City Council
State: RI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Chinese Americnan elected mayor in the state of Rhode Island

Tulsi Gabbard Federal U.S. House of Representatives HI-02
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Samoan
First American Samoan and first Hindu to serve on the United States Congress.

Pat Gacoscos Local Council member, Union City City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
Ranked among the top 100 Most Influential Filipino Women in United States (2011)

Brickwood Galuteria State Upper- Senator, HI-12
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian, Filipino


Himesh Gandhi Local Council member, Sugarland City Council - At Large 01
State: TX
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Manju Ganeriwala State State Treasurer (Statewide- Appointed)
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Satish Garimella Local Council member, Morrisville Town Council
State: NC
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Jeffrey Gee Local Council member, City of Redwood City
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former Boardmember on the Redwood City Planning Commission

Robert Gin Local Board member, Alhambra Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Nicky Gonzalez Yuen Local Board member, Peralta Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Mia Gregerson State Lower- Representative, WA-33
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Michael Guingona Local Council member, Daly City City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Abe Gupta Local Vice Mayor, Dublin City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Pradeep Gupta Local Vice Mayor, South San Francisco City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Helen Gym Local Council member, Philadelphia City Council
State: PA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
Co-Founder of Parents United for Public Education; Executive Director of Asian Americans United; recipient of the White House's Cesar Chavez Champion of Change Award

Esther Han Silver Local Board member, Fort Lee Board of Education
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Grace Han Wolf Local Council member, Herndon Town Council
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First Korean American woman elected in the state of Virginia

Sharon Har State Lower- Representative, HI-42
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Breene Harimoto State Upper- Senator, HI-16
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Bruce Harrell Local Council President, Seattle City Council
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Kamala Harris Federal Senator
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2017
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
First Asian American Attorney General in California.

Bob Hasegawa State Upper- Senator, WA-11
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Mark J. Hashem State Lower- Representative, HI-18
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Mohammed Hassan Local Council member, Hamtramck City Council
State: MI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Bangladeshi
Member of the first Muslim-majority council in the United States

Jonathan Hawes Local City Clerk, City of El Monte
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Not Available


Foung Hawj State Upper- Senator, MN-67
State: MN
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hmong


Mazie Hirono Federal U.S. Senate HI
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
First Asian American woman elected to U.S. Senate. First elected female Senator from Hawaii. First Buddhist Senator.

Wendy Ho Local Board member, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former VP of Programming for Democratic Activists for Women Now

Steve Hobbs State Upper- Senator, WA-44
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Hoon-Yung Hopgood State Upper- Senator, MI-8
State: MI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First Korean American to hold state office in Michigan.

Dr. Steven Huang Local Councilmember, San Marino City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Judy Huang Local Vice President, Alameda County Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2002
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Tom Huynh Local Council member, West Valley City Council
State: UT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese
Former President of the Vietnamese Community Coalition of Utah

Tony Hwang State Upper- Senator, CT-28
State: CT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Steven Hwangbo Local Councilmember, La Palma City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Ken Ibarra Local Councilmember, San Bruno City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1996
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Linda Ichiyama State Lower- Representative, HI-32
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


David Ige State Governor (Statewide)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Les Jr. Ihara State Upper- Senator, HI-10
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1998
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Kaniela Ing State Lower- Representative, HI-11
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese, Hawaiian, Chinese


Mitchell Ing Local Mayor, Monterey Park City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Lorraine R. Inouye State Upper- Senator, HI-4
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Gordon Ito State Commissioner of Insurance (Statewide- Appointed)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Ken Ito State Lower- Representative, HI-49
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1994
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Jani Iwamoto State Upper- Senator, UT-4
State: UT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Randall Iwasaki Local Executive Director, Contra Costa Transportation Authority
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Randall Iwase State Chair of the Public Utilities Commission (Statewide)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Henry J.C. Aquino State Lower- Representative, HI-38
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Nam Jack Local Member, San Marino Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Jason Jackson Local Mayor, El Centro City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Harish Jajoo Local Council member, Sugarland City Council - District 4
State: TX
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Jay Jalisi State Lower- Delegate, MD-10
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Pramila Jayapal Federal U.S House of Representatives WA-07
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Aaron Johanson State Lower- Representative, HI-31
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Okinawan, Chinese


Lynda Johnson Local Board Member, ABC Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Janak Joshi State Lower- Representative, CO-16
State: CO
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Ross Kagawa Local Council member, County of Kaua'i
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Kaiali'i Kahele State State Senate District 1
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Herbert Kai Local Councilmember, Marana Town Council
State: AZ
Year Assumed Current Office: 1993
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Burmese


Ash Kalra State California State Assembly District 2
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
Previously on the Sister Cities International Board of Directors

Arryl Kaneshiro Local Council member, County of Kaua'i
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Sam Kang Local Council Member, Duarte City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Dru Kanuha Local Council member, County of Hawaii
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Scott Kawasaki State Lower- Assemblymember, AK-1
State: AK
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Mark Keam State Lower- Delegate, VA-35
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran State Upper- Senator, HI-5
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Jarrett Keohokalole State Lower- Representative, HI-48
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Michelle N. Kidani State Upper- Senator, HI-18
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese, Hawaiian


Joong Kim Local Mayor, Calexico City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Jane Kim Local Supervisor, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
Former President of the San Francisco Board of Education.

Donna Mercado Kim State Upper- Senator, HI-14
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2000
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean, Filipino, Chinese
First Filipina elected to Hawaii State Legislature.

Patty Kim State Lower- Representative, PA-103
State: PA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First Korean American woman in the Pennsylvanie Legislature

Ron Kim State Lower- Assembly member, NY-40
State: NY
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First and only Korean-American elected official in New York

Suzanne Kitchens Local Member, Pleasant Valley School District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2000
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Sam Kito (III) State Lower- Assemblymember, AK-33
State: AK
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Ann Kobayashi Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2002
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Previously a Senator for the State of Hawaii from 1992 to 2012

Sam Satoru Kong State Lower- Representative, HI-33
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Peter Koo Local Council member, New York City Council
State: NY
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Founder and Trustee of the LaGuardia Community College Foundation

Amy Koo Local President, Belmort Redwood Shores School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Ronald D. Kouchi State Upper- Senator, HI-8
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Rishi Kumar Local Councilmember, Saratoga City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Sabi Kumar State Lower- Representative, TN-66
State: TN
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Warren Kusumoto Local Councilmember, Los Alamitos City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Carol Kwan Local Board member, West Basin Municipal Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1996
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American female elected to the West Basin Water Board

Gino Kwok Local Clerk, Hacienda La Puente Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Sang Hui (Chris) Kwon Local Board member, Closter Board of Education
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Scarlett Kwong Local President, Walnut Valley Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Jose Lalas Local Member, Corona-Norco Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Clarence Lam State Lower- Delegate, MD-12
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Stephen Lam Local Councilmember, Monterey Park City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Danny Lau Local Board member, Milpitas Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Steve Le Local Council member, Houstin City Council - District F
State: TX
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Cynthia Lee-Sheng Local Council member, Jefferson Parish City Council At-Large
State: LA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Sungmin (Stephanie) Lee Local Board member, Closter Board of Education
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Susan Lee State Upper- Deputy Majority Whip, MD-16
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American elected to Maryland State Senate.

Brett Lee Local Mayor Pro Tempore, Davis City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Chris Lee State Lower- Representative, HI-51
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Conrad Lee Local Council member, Bellevue City Council
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1994
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American mayor in the state of Washington

Jong Chul Lee Local Council member, Palisades Park Borough Council
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Benny Lee Local Council member, San Leandro City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American council member in San Leandro history

Hans Liang Local Councilmember, Monterey Park City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former Deputy Probation Officer for the LA County Probation Department

Nina Liang Local Council member, Quincy City Council At-Large
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Chin-Ho Liao Local Mayor, San Gabriel City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
will run for the office on 7th March 2017

Ted Lieu Federal U.S. House of Representatives CA-33
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


David Lim Local Deputy Mayor, San Mateo City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Jimmy Lin Local Council member, Diamond Bar City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Doris Ling-Cohan State New York Supreme Court Justice (Statewide)
State: NY
Year Assumed Current Office: 2003
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Goodwin Liu State State Supreme Court Justice (Statewide- Appointed)
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Dr. Shin Liu Local President, Cerritos College Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Henry Lo Local Board member, Garvey School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2003
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Emily Lo Local Vice Mayor, Saratoga City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Evan Low State Lower- Assistant Majority Whip, CA-28
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Youngest Asian American to ever be elected to California Assembly.

Szu Pei Lu-Yang Local President, Rowland County Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Sylvia Luke State Lower- Representative, HI-25
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1998
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Steven Ly Local Council member, Rosemead City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese
Youngest Mayor in the city of Rosemead at the age of 26

Steve Ly Local Vice Mayor, Elk Grove City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hmong
Northern California's first elected Hmong Councilman

Donovan M. Dela Cruz State Upper- Senator, HI-22
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Wesley Machida State State Treasurer (Statewide- Appointed)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Diana Mahmud Local Mayor, South Pasadena City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Kurdish


Jesus "Jess" Malgapo Local Council member, Vallejo City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


William Man Local Council member, Temple City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Joey Manahan Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
Previously a Member of the Hawaii House of Representatives from 2007 to 2013

Victor Manalo Local Council Member, Artesia City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Latha Mangipudi State Lower- Representative, NH-35
State: NH
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
First Indian American and Hindu elected to New Hampshire State Legislature.

Ernest Martin Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Dianne Martinez Local Mayor, Emeryville City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipina


Gene Masuda Local Vice Mayor, Pasadena City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Kathryn Matayoshi State Superintendent of Education (Statewide- Appointed)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Doris Matsui Federal U.S. House of Representatives CA-06
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Karyl Matsumoto Local Council member, South San Francisco City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1997
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Former Director of the Japanese American Citizen's League

Lauren Kealohilani Matsumoto State Lower- Representative, HI-45
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Doris McConnell Local Council member, Shoreline City Council
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Lily Mei Local Vice Mayor, Fremont City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former President of the Asian Pacific Islander School Board Members Association (APISBMA) for California

Keilley Meng Local Board member, Garvey School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Grace Meng Federal U.S. House of Representatives NY-06
State: NY
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Ron Menor Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Anam Miah Local Council member, Hamtramck City Council
State: MI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Bangladeshi


Aruna Miller State Lower- Delegate, MD-15
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Ken Miyagishima Local Mayor, Las Cruces City Council
State: NM
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
First Japanese American elected to public office in New Mexico

John M. Mizuno State Lower- Representative, HI-28
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Rady Mom State Lower- Representative, MA-18
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Cambodian


David Moon State Lower- Delegate, MD-20
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Ilryong Moon Local Board member, Fairfax County School District
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Dee Morikawa State Lower- Representative, HI-16
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Raj Mukherji State Lower- Representative, NJ-33
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Cyndi Munson State Lower- Representative, OK-85
State: OK
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American elected to the Oklahoma State Legislature.

James Na Local Board member, Chino Valley Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Suhas Naddoni Local Council member, Manassas Park City Council
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Alan Nakanishi Local Council member, Lodi City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Mark M. Nakashima State Lower- Representative, HI-1
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Hong Net Local Council member, Quincy City Council At-Large
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Audrey Ng Local Board President, San Mateo-Foster City School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Melody Ngaue-Tu'uholoaki Local Vice President, Inglewood Unified Advisory Board of Education Seat 3
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Cung Nguyen Local Member, Arcadia Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Janet Nguyen State Upper- Senator, CA-34
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Huong Nguyen Local Board member, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Bao Nguyen Local Mayor, Garden Grove City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese

Regional
Tam Nguyen Local Council member, San Jose City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Clarence K. Nishihara State Upper- Senator, HI-17
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2004
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Jeanie Nishime Local Board member, El Segundo Unified School District Governing Board
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Scott Y. Nishimoto State Lower- Representative, HI-21
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2002
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Wade Nomura Local Council member, Carpinteria City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Liza Normandy Local Council member, South San Francisco City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


David Oh Local Council member, Philadelphia City Council
State: PA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First Asian American elected official in the state of Pennsylvania

Takashi Ohno State Lower- Representative, HI-27
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Peter Ohtaki Local Council member, Menlo Park City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Richard H.K. Onishi State Lower- Representative, HI-3
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Keiko Orrall State Lower- Representative, MA-12
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Marcus R. Oshiro State Lower- Representative, HI-46
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1994
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Trevor Ozawa Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Bob Pacheco Local Mayor, Walnut City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


B.J. Pak State Lower- Representative, GA-108
State: GA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First Korean American to be elected into the Georgia General Assembly. First Asian American Republican elected to any State Legislature in the Southeastern United States.

Richard Pan State Upper-Senator, CA-6
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Tzeitel Paras-Caracci Local Council member, Duarte City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2001
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
Former President of the Asian Pacific American Municipal Officials

Grace Park Local Board member, Closter Board of Education
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Betty Patu Local President, Seattle School District
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Tongan
Former Intervention Programs Manager with Seattle Public Schools

Ameya Pawar Local Council member, Chicago City Council
State: IL
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Betty Lin Peterson Local Council member, Palos Verdes Estates City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Scott Hung Pham Local Board member, San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Huan Phan Local Board member, Belmont-Redwood Shores School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Kymberly Pine Local Council member, Honolulu City Council
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
Previously in Representative of Hawaii's House of Representatives from 2004 to 2012

Alicia Ping Local Commissioner, Washtenaw County
State: MI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
APAICS Alum (Former Fellow 2002)

Valerie Poindexter Local Council member, County of Hawaii
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino
Formerly on the board of the University of Hawaii's Heritage Center

Jason Pu Local Mayor, San Gabriel City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Mark Pulido Local Council member, Cerritos City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Gabe Quinto Local Council member, El Cerritoes City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Kesha Ram State Lower- Representative, VT-3/4
State: VT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Steve Rao Local May Pro Tempore, Morrisville Town Council
State: NC
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian
First Indian American elected official in Wake County

Sean Reyes State Attorney General (Statewide)
State: UT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese, Filipino, Hawaiian


Cliff Rosenberger State Lower- Representative, OH-91
State: OH
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Shelley Ryan Local Vice President, San Marino Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


David Ryu Local Council member, Los Angeles City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean
First Korean American elected to LAA City Council

Cindy Ryu State Lower- Representative, WA-32
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Gregorio Sablan Federal U.S. House of Representatives MP
State: Northern Mariana Islands
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Independent
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chamorro
First non-voting delegate for the Commonwealth of the Northern Marian Islands in the the U.S. House of Representatives.

Norma Saikhon Local Public Administrator, Imperial County
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1998
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Scott K. Saiki State Lower- Representative, HI-26
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1994
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Bob Sampayan Local Council member, Vallejo City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Independent
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Gurpal Samra Local Mayor Pro Tempore, Livingston City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Joy Sanbuenaventura State Lower- Representative, HI-4
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Pete Sanchez Local Mayor, Suisun City City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Dean Sanpei State Lower- Representative, UT-63
State: UT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Elito Santarina Local Mayor Pro Tempore, Carson City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Kshama Sawant Local Council member, Seattle City Council
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Socialist Alternative
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Calvin K.Y. Say State Lower- Representative, HI-20
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1976
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Gerri Schroder Local Council member, Henderson City Council
State: NV
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Former appointee on the National League of Cities Community and Economic Development Steering Committee

Bobby Scott Federal U.S. House of Representatives VA-03
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Ed Shadid Local Council member, Oklahoma City Council
State: OK
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Lebanese


Stephen Sham Local Council member, Alhambra City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Maile S.L. Shimabukuro State Upper- Senator, HI-21
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese-Chinese


Susan Shin-Angulo Local Board member, Camden County Board of Chosen Freeholders
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Brian Shiozawa State Upper- Senator, UT-08
State: UT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Sam Singh State Lower- Representative, MI-69
State: MI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Wilson So Local Clerk, Apply Valley Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Naresh Solanki Local Council member, Cerritos City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Joe Souki State Lower- Representative, HI-8
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Prasad Srinivasan State Lower- Representative, CT-31
State: CT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Michelle Steel Local Supervisor, Orange County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Mary Su Local Mayor Pro Tempore, Walnut City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Darren Suen Local Council member, Elk Grove City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Dr. Richard Sun Local Vice Mayor, San Marino City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Richard Sun Local Council member, Summit City Council
State: NJ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Tri Ta Local Mayor, Westminster City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese
First Vietnamese American elected Mayor in the U.S.

Ali Taj Local Mayor Pro Tempore, Artesia City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Pakistani


Mark Takano Federal U.S. House of Representatives CA-41
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
First openly gay Congress member of color

Gregg Takayama State Lower- Representative, HI-34
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Roy M. Takumi State Lower- Representative, HI-35
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1992
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Katy Tang Local Supervisor, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Brian T. Taniguchi State Upper- Senator, HI-11
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 1994
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Sho Tay Local Councilmember, Arcadia City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Kenneth Tcheng Local San Gabriel Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2009
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Terrence Terauchi Local Council Member, Gardena City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Former President of the Gardena Japanese American Citizens League

Dai Thao Local Council member, Saint Paul City Council
State: MN
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hmong
First Hmong American City Councilmember in St. Paul

Kuldip Thusu Local Councilmember, Dinuba City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Phillip Ting State Lower- Assemblymember,CA-19
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


James Kunane Tokioka State Lower- Representative, HI-15
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Jill N. Tokuda State Upper- Senator, HI-24
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2006
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


James Toma Local Council Member, West Covina City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
Former President of the Japanese American Bar Association

Sharon Tomiko Santos State Lower- Representative, WA-37
State: WA
Year Assumed Current Office: 1999
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Van Ton-Quinlivan Local Vice Chancellor, California Community Colleges
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


William Tong State Lower- Representative, CT-147
State: CT
Year Assumed Current Office: 2008
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Y. Tony Torng Local Board member, Walnut Valley Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Taiwanese


Sophia Tse Local Board member, ABC Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Katherine Tseng Local Board member, Los Gatos-Saratoga Joint Union High School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Clift Tsuji State Lower- Representative, HI-2
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2004
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


J Ingrid Tsukiyama Local Treasurer, Gardena City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2005
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Phil Tsunoda Local Council member, Aliso Viejo City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Shan Tsutsui State Lt. Governor (Statewide)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Andria Tupola State Lower- Representative, Hi-43
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hawaiian


Savita Vaidhyanathan Local Vice Mayor, Cupertino City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Indian


Kriselda Valderrama State Lower- Delegate, MD-26
State: MD
Year Assumed Current Office: 2007
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Julie VanOrden State Lower- Representative. ID-31B
State: ID
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Jenna Vendil Local Board member, Portland School Committee
State: ME
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Rozzana Verder-Aliga Local Council Member, Vallejo City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipina


Ron Villanueva State Lower- Delegate, VA-21
State: VA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Filipino


Michael Vo Local Council member, Fountain Valley City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Hubert Vo State Lower- Representative, TX-149
State: TX
Year Assumed Current Office: 2005
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Vietnamese


Linda Wah Local Board member, Pasadena City College Board of Trustees
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Glenn Wakai State Upper- Senator, HI-15
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2010
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Alex Wan Local Council member, Atlanta City Council
State: GA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Previously on the Board of the Asian American Heritage Foundation

Donald L. Wharton Local Mayor, Brawley City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Thomas Wong Local President, San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Bryan Wong Local Vice President, Monrovia Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2003
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Donald Wong State Lower- Representative, MA-9
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2011
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Andrew Wong Local Board member, Pomona Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Leslie Wong Local President, San Francisco State University
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Recipient of the Asian Pacific Americans in Higher Education (APAHE) President's Award (2014)

Gene Wu State Lower- Representative, TX-137
State: TX
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Michelle Wu Local President, Boston City Council
State: MA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Paul Wu Local President, Pensacola City Council
State: FL
Year Assumed Current Office: 2004
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
Former professor at the University of West Florida

Tony Wu Local Council member, West Covina City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Allen Wu Local Vice President, Walnut Valley Water District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2003
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Tou Xiong Local Council member, Maplewood City Council
State: MN
Year Assumed Current Office: 2016
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Hmong


Jan Yamane State State Auditor (Statewide- Appointed)
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Ryan I. Yamane State Lower- Representative, HI-37
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2005
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese


Norman Yee Local Supervisor, San Francisco County Board of Supervisors
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Joe Dan Yee Local Councilmember, Lake Village City Council
State: AR
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Kimberly Yee State Upper- Senator, AZ-20
State: AZ
Year Assumed Current Office: 2012
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese
First Asian American woman to serve in Arizona State Legislature.

Betty Yee State State Controller (Statewide)
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Democrat
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Ervin Yen State Upper- Senator, OK-40
State: OK
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Republican
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Soo Yoo Local Vice President, ABC Unified School District
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2013
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Korean


Vincent Yu Local Mayor, Temple City City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2003
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese


Joann Yukimura Local Council member, County of Kaua'i
State: HI
Year Assumed Current Office: 2014
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Japanese
First female mayor of Kauai in 1988

Allan Yung Local Mayor, San Marino City Council
State: CA
Year Assumed Current Office: 2015
Party Affiliation: Nonpartisan
AANHPI Ethnicity: Chinese