Desi Talk speaks to Ravinder Singh Bhalla, “New Jersey’s only Indian-American Sikh councilman,” as he runs for re-election in Hoboken.
Ecuador’s conservative presidential candidate Guillermo Lasso won in New Jersey and tied in New York in a runoff election marked by low turnout, Reporte Hispano reports.
Two Korean-American women, one Democratic and one Republican, are running for state assembly seats in districts that have long been strongholds of the party they are opposing, Korea Daily reports.
Fake news is spreading in the Korean community in connection with the forthcoming elections in South Korea, reports The Korea Times.
Lawmakers and activists from around the country gathered in NYC for the first-ever convening to develop sanctuary city policies.
Jenny Hou, the former treasurer of John Liu’s mayoral campaign who was convicted over fundraising irregularities in 2013, will not be deported, reports Sing Tao Daily.
Queens Chronicle finds that much of the reaction among Korean Americans in the borough to the impeachment of the South Korean president is split along age lines.
Republican mayoral candidate Paul Massey recently visited Chinatown, Sing Tao Daily reports.
The FilAm profiles Filipino-American community leader Juliet Payabyab who, after more than four decades of living in Astoria, is getting involved in local politics and applying for a community board seat.
Jenifer Rajkumar has been named by Gov. Andrew Cuomo to be the new director of Immigration Affairs for New York State, News India Times reports.
At a Philippine Consulate event for International Women’s Day, attendees praised Housing Commissioner Maria Torres-Springer for her political success, reports The FilAm.
City Council candidate Carlina Rivera, of Puerto Rican heritage, seeks to bring on a new generation of Latina leaders in the city, as 3 of 4 Latina council members end their term this year, El Diario/La Prensa reports.
Gotham Gazette catches up with Yuh-Line Niou after her first month and a half as the Assembly member representing Sheldon Silver’s former seat.
At the “Filipino Americans in Politics” forum in New Jersey, a 70-year-old first-time public official in Bergen County shares his experiences, and panelists look at why FilAms do not tend to financially support candidates, reports The FilAm.
Queens Latino interviews Hiram Monserrate on returning to local politics in Queens.