The year 2021 will see more Asian Americans take public office at all levels, some of them making history in the process. Vice President-elect Kamala Harris was not the only American candidate of Asian ancestry who won big in the November elections. According to the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), a total of 167 Asian American candidates won at the federal, state, city and local levels.
“More Asian American and Pacific Islanders or AAPIs are running for office than ever before,” said APAICS President & CEO Madalene Xuan-Trang Mielke. She emailed the APAICS list of 2020 election results for federal and state legislative races. The list showed a grand total of 346 who ran in the recent elections. APAICS has urged others to add to the list.
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