By Ruth Bayang Northwest Asian Weekly “I have some really big shoes to fill.” That’s what Sofia Aragon said in her speech on Jan. 10, after the Burien City Council voted to elect her as mayor for a two-year term. Aragon is the executive director of the Washington Center for Nursing, a nonprofit organization focused […]
Eight days after the general election, Gov. Jay Inslee offered the Secretary of State position to Sen. Steve Hobbs.
An attempt to recall Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is passing in early results.
Frank Irigon believes he lost his bid for a seat on the Newcastle City Council in part through exclusionary tactics that stigmatized his history of supporting Black Lives Matter and the anti-Asian Hate movement, as well as his age.
Splashed with light and decked with orange and green balloons, the podium remained empty for several moments.
Boston voters for the first time elected a woman and an Asian American as mayor on Nov. 2, tapping City Councilor Michelle Wu to serve in the city’s top political office.
The 2020 census shows that Washington state has over 470,000 eligible Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. In King County alone, AAPI citizens of voting age constitute a hefty 14% of the electorate which means on Nov. 2, we have a strong say on who enters public office and what causes those officials choose to espouse.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Two candidates for mayor, each emphasizing an ability to lead a heavily-troubled city and police force out of the pandemic, squared off last week by presenting policies that were, in many ways, similar but with communication styles that were stunningly different. Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez, at a Rotary […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly One has been in politics for 27 years and points to the growth of Bellevue as proof of his accomplishments. The other is a relative newcomer but describes a long career in business, which he says can transform into successful policies. Bellevue City Councilmember Conrad Lee and local business-owner […]
She is the same firecracker who took the helm of the Washington State Commission of Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) in 2018. The same daughter of union activists. The same proud woman of color. Now aiming her sights at the Commissioner Position 4 seat at the Port of Seattle election in November, Toshiko Grace Hasegawa has a vision of what the future of the Port can and should be. It’s a vision she thinks is overdue and has been overlooked by Port officials, so far.