Editor’s Note: Richard’s writing below means he’s tracking it but not that the AAA-Fund gives an endorsement. Official endorsed candidates are here. But in other news, I stopped updating here as of Oct. 31 & ask what you think, comment below.
- Rep. Mike Honda (CA-17) for re-election, vote Jun 3 & Nov 4 – his opponent Ko Rhanna says anything to get a vote as in this 2-faced ad which reverses his old pride in big money Silicon Valley donors even making the famed “I’m no techie” snide remark; he’s an opportunist shark, don’t trust him; nice to see someone sued Ko Khanna of splitting the Indian-American vote; more follow up adds a name to those corrupting the candidate registration process; truth or not, I’m unsurprised Rhanna’s attracted such delusioned or snide voters thanks to his Machevallian personality; good news, won 2-1 on June 3!
- US Rep. Ami Bera (CA-7) for US House, vote Nov 4; face Republican Doug Ose after winning 49% in primary; Ose outpaced other Republicans in the race, including Tea Party’s Igor Birman & 2012 Senate nominee Elizabeth Emken
- US Rep. Colleen Hanabusa (HI) for US Senate; vote Aug 9 & Nov 4 – opponent Schatz also would say anything to get a vote as seen in his ad; I wrote how Hawaii’s governor ignored the deceased Inouye‘s dying wish on this seat in a prior post; don’t let this go!
- Hanabusa’s not running again for her current seat results in a large slate of Asians in Hawaii’s (HI-1) election, a very long list but notable are
- State Senate President Donna Mercado Kim – superior experience with legislating Hawaii
- and State Representative Mark Takai – Congressional Progressive Caucus endorses him but more importantly, Mark offers a powerfully progressive voting record which is uncompromising and consistent
Don’t forget to vote next Saturday, August 9!
- CA State Senator Ted Lieu (CA SD 28) for US House; vote Jun 3 & Nov 4; Wendy Geuhl barely trails by 1% in 3rd but a GOP candidate is in 1st
- IA State Senator Swati Dandekar (IA SD 18) for US House; vote Nov 4; finished 3rd in IA-01 and Murphy got 37% so no need to go to convention (35% threshold)
- Stephanie Chiang for MI State House of Representatives (MI-6); we endorsed her highly ambitious and successful campaign to represent her hometown; vote on Monday, August 4
- Hansen Clarke for US House of Representatives (MI-14) – our old friend and a consistent leader has the lead in the race, vote Tuesday, August 5
- HI State Senator Donna Mercado Kim (HI) for US House, vote Nov 4
- longtime AAA-Fund friend Dr. Manan Trivedi announced his candidacy for US House (PA-6); Parrish withdrew leaving him as the only Democrat (in PA-6)
- Suja Lowenthal (CA-70) for CA State Assembly, vote Jun 3; finished 3rd place on June 3
- Neeta Sane – Houston Community College’s Board of Trustees board member
- Jin Lee – Maine Township School Board; AAAF-GC endorsed his campaign
- Betty Yee for California state controller – she’s 3rd so Brianne Nadeau-Ford for DC Ward 1 – not Asian but a supporter of our community; Facebook, Twitter
- Herndon City Councilmember Grace Han Wolf for re-election – our VA chapter endorsed her; she won May 6
- Upendra Chivukula (Wikipedia) for US House of Representatives from NJ-12 (New Brunswick, Princeton)
- Pramila Jayapal for WA State Senate (LD 37) – open seat, endorsements from Ron Sims & Seattle Mayor Ed Murray, founded the first statewide immigrant rights group in WA state, a nationally recognized immigrant rights leader, a very compelling candidate who must be recognized and publicized
- Roy Cho for NJ State Legislature from CD 5 – Better than outraising the 6-term incumbent & Tea Party friend Scott Garrett, he best represents the many Korean-Americans of Bergen County but faces a very hard campaign against strong established interests with the money, blah, unfortunate but supporting him
- disgraced CA State Senator Leland Yee (CA-8) was running for California Secretary of State until arrested and indicted on huge corruption charges
- no friend of ours but interesting to note that Allan Fung will likely get the RI Gubernatorial GOP nod
- Suchada “Sue” Langley – elected Chair of the Fairfax County Democratic Committee, the largest committee in Virginia. Dr. Langley is a retired USDA economist and Thai American.
- Clarence Tong – elected Chair of the Alexandria Democratic Committee. Clarence works in the Office of Congressional and Intergovernmental Affairs (CI) at the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE). He is Chinese-American & was the Communications Director and Policy Director for Congressman Joe Sestak (D-PA), who lost to and will run in 2016 against Sen. Toomey.
- Reshma Saujani for New York City Public Advocate – don’t know her but her campaign is too Machallivian for my taste and she lost last year; more here and at her self-touting book
I update this post regularly (12 edits so far); all comments welcome below.
Good to do for any/all would be to tag politicians’ Wikipedia pages for Category:Members of the United States Congress of Asian descent or to edit this Wikipedia article.