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Panelists from left to right: Jersey City Council President Rolando Lavarro, State Assemblyman Ron Kim, Congresswoman Grace Meng, and former City Council candidate (now teacher and activist) Edward Santos (Photo via The FilAm)

Weighing in on the State of Asian-American Politics

Asian, Politics March 3, 2014 at 3:29 pm

Asian Americans who have bucked the trends and stepped into politics talked about their foray into the field, as well as the chances of an Asian-American being elected as president, reports The FilAm.

While the mayoral primaries took top billing in the media, plenty of City Council races, and a district attorney one, also garnered the attention of the ethnic and community media. (Photo by Maite Junco/Voices of NY)

Scandals, Upsets and ‘Firsts’ in Council Races

Elections 2013, Featured Posts, Politics, Voices' Picks September 11, 2013 at 10:15 pm

History was made and various lawbreakers were shown the door, including the once-powerful Vito Lopez.

Ed Santos is the first Filipino to run for a city council seat in New York. (Photo via The FilAm)

Filipino Teacher Leads Community Foray Into Politics

Politics, Southeast Asian April 22, 2013 at 9:07 pm

The FilAm speaks to the Philippine Consulate’s Deputy Consul General, who laments the lack of political engagement among the community. One Filipino, however, hopes to change that as he becomes the first of his community to aspire for a City Council seat.