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Susan Lee Wins Election, First Asian-American in Maryland Senate

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By Vanessa Wang Winning 69.9% of votes in the midterm election on November 4, Democrat Susan C. Lee is the first Asian American to win the Maryland State Senate. Lee received a total of 25,975 votes, defeating her rival, Meyer Marks. Susan Lee was elected to the Maryland House of Delegates in 2002 to represent District 16 (Montgomery County) and …

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POLITICS: Message from AAPI Leaders

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This November, two Asian Americans were elected to local office in Maryland. Both are young and bring with them different backgrounds and experiences. Clarence Lam, a board-certified physician in preventive medicine at the the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health won one of three seats for District 12 delegate in Maryland. David Moon, a blogger and public advocate, won …

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Kishan Putta is D.C’s First Asian American Candidate for Citywide Office

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By Anita Kinney “It’s a great time to be an Asian American in the District of Columbia,” Kishan Putta says. The Advisory Neighborhood Commission (ANC) member spoke about his ambition to become the first Asian-American to hold a city-wide office in D.C., an achievement that he says would be a “historic first.” Putta is campaigning full-time for an at-large seat …

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PolickTips: August 2014

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By Michelle Phipps-Evans Asian Fortune magazine’s column explores news, views and cues in the exciting political sphere. The column touches the three branches of the federal government, state-level political tidbits, little known historical facts, and on occasion, a dose of gossip.  Asian candidates face uphill battle in Los Angeles Although there are more than 4,000 Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders …

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By Michelle Phipps-Evans This month Asian Fortune is introducing a new column that explores news, views and cues in the exciting political sphere. The column will touch on the three branches of the federal government, state-level political tidbits, little known historical facts, and on occasion, a dose of gossip. Amendments to Bring Filipino WWII Vets Closer to Family Reunification Stall …

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Norm Mineta Recognized as “Trailblazer” by Asian Hall of Fame

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Photos courtesy of AOF Born and raised in San Jose, Ca., Mineta and his family were among the Japanese Americans interned in camps during World War II. Since then, President Bill Clinton has appointed him the first Asian Pacific American (APA) Secretary of Commerce, President George W. Bush has named him Secretary of Commerce, and he …

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Leaders: Asian American Spending Power Translates to Political and Economic Clout

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By Jennie L. Ilustre Asian Americans only form 5 per cent of the total U.S. 300 million population, but over the years, their Spending Power continues to soar, and is projected to reach $1 trillion by 2017. This steady, rising consumer power was the subject of the latest report by Nielsen, top provider of information and insights into what consumers …

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Tribute to an American Giant: A Friend and Colleague Remembers

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By Norman Mineta   One of the greatest Americans in his­tory passed away recently. I’m not entirely objective about Sena­tor Daniel Ken Inouye. (None of us who knew him can be.) Many Americans know him as the second longest serving U.S. Senator in history, who most recent­ly, as President Pro Tempore of the Unit­ed States Senate, was third in line …

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Chris Lu: Taking Nothing for Granted

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By Dottie Tiejun Li Most boys at age ten are playing with toys of some sort, building fun things or playing sports. Chris Lu watched a debate between President Gerald Ford and his challenger, Governor Jimmy Carter, when he was ten. Fast forward 32 years, the younger son of Chinese immigrants Eileen and Chien-Yang Lu, and Chris Lu works as …

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