An analysis of the Congressional elections by AsAmNews has projected it’s possible, even likely, a record number of Asian Americans will serve in Congress in 2017, tying or surpassing the record 12 Asian Americans currently serving in Congress.
30 Asian American candidates are running on the November ballot in … Read more
Statements of support are pouring in following the recent announcement by first term Hawaii Rep Mark Takai (D-HI) that he will not seek re-election because his cancer is spreading.
Takai beat a crowded field of candidates to win his first term in 2014. He announced his decision on Thursday. … Read more
Today Hawaii is represented by three Asian Americans in Congress.
They are Rep Mark Takai (D-HI), Rep Tulsi Gabbard (D-Hi) and Senator Mazie Hirono (D-HI)
By Rep Mark Takano
(D-41st District of California)
As an openly gay Asian American, I absolutely consider myself as someone who benefited from the bravery of the men and women who were beaten on Bloody Sunday 50 years ago in Selma, Alabama. The men and women who marched that day exemplified courage, and I am … Read more
Democratic State Senator David Ige has been declared the winner in Hawaii’s governor’s race over former Lt. Gov. James “Duke” Aiona 52 to 35 percent, reports the Star Advertiser.
In the Congressional race, Democrat Mark Takai leads Republican Charles Djou … Read more
Currently 11 Asian American elected officials sit on Capitol Hill–10 in the House and one in the Senate. All 11 are Democrats. That’s the most ever. After today’s mid-term election, its possible there … Read more