Originally elected to the Mercer Island City Council in 2013, Wong has an undergraduate degree from Yale University and a law degree from the University of Pennsylvania. He is a senior partner at the Seattle law firm of Keller Rohrback L.L.P.
Compiled by Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY We asked newly elected and re-elected Asian American officials how they intend to use their role to benefit the Asian community. Here are some responses. David Chan, Snohomish County South Sno. Co. Fire & Rescue RFA I was elected as a fire commissioner to represent all residents who live […]
By Ruth Bayang NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Ranked dead last for talk time during the Nov. 20 Democratic presidential debate —Andrew Yang is accusing MSNBC of “suppressing” him and “ignoring” his campaign. According to a New York Times analysis, Yang spoke for less time (6 minutes, 48 seconds) than any other candidate on the stage. The […]
By Staff NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Satpal Sidhu edged out Tony Larson to be Whatcom County’s next County Executive with 51 percent of the vote (Larson had 48 percent). Sidhu wrote in a Nov. 9 email, “During this campaign, I had the opportunity to speak with thousands of people from all corners of the county and […]
Compiled by Staff from the King County elections website and results.vote.wa.gov/results/current NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY Election Day has come and gone. But because of Washington state’s mail-in ballot system, this remains an election in progress. As of press time, here are the highlights: Seattle City Councilmember Kshama Sawant is trailing challenger Egan Orion, Girmay Zahilay is […]
Port of Seattle, Commissioner Position 2
“There are three ways that I see increasing APIs voting in elections—language translation of candidate information, more API candidates running for office, and advocacy and organizing of community members around important issues. All of this is happening, we just need to do more of it!” — Mike Fong, Senior Deputy Mayor of Seattle
At an Oct. 14 meeting, dozens of attendees were charged with considering: How could Seattle take a page from Minneapolis’ book in terms of public safety? What would it look like?
King County Elections is projecting a 43 percent turnout countywide for the Nov. 5 General Election, with turnout in Seattle expected to trend a few points higher.
By Kai Curry Northwest Asian Weekly After a non-existent audience turnout that necessitated the cancellation of a candidate forum on Oct. 17 in the International District, the Asian Weekly still had questions for District 2 City Council candidates Tammy Morales and Mark Solomon. We wanted to know, for instance, whether the City of Seattle is […]