State Sen. Cyrus Habib was born in Baltimore, Md., to parents who emigrated from Iran. A three-time cancer survivor, Habib lost his eyesight and became fully blind at age 8. Shortly afterwards, his family moved to Bellevue.
A survey by Asian Americans Advancing Justice (AAJC), Asian and Pacific Islander American Vote (APIAVote), and AAPI Data demonstrates that exclusionary rhetoric alters significantly the way Asian Americans will vote and how they view candidates.
Following the announcement this year that Jim McDermott is retiring and vacating his seat for the 7th Congressional District in Washington state, a group of candidates quickly emerged. Two of the candidates, Pramila Jayapal and Dr. Arun Jhaveri, are members of the API community.
The Metropolitan King County Council appointed Gregg Hirakawa on May 9, to help fill two vacancies in the King County District Court West Division (Seattle).
The Asian Counseling and Referral Services (ACRS)’s new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Democracy Initiative needs your help to raise $200,000.
Brad Owen is stepping down as our state’s lieutenant governor, and six candidates are competing to fill Owen’s seat. Three of the candidates have ties to the Asian Pacific Islander (API) community.
By Jason Cruz Northwest Asian Weekly Peter Kwon has taken over 100 meetings since he became an official member of the SeaTac City Council this past January. A newcomer to politics, Kwon is learning the ropes of the political process during his first term. Born in Seoul, South Korea, he moved with his parents to […]
On Jan. 21, Washington state Sen. Pramila Jayapal announced her congressional bid in Washington state’s 7th district, in hopes of succeeding U.S. Rep. Jim McDermott, who is retiring and vacating his seat after 14 terms.
The votes were tallied Nov. 3-4, and the results regarding the API community were: John Lee lost to Davina Duerr for the City of Bothell Council Position No. 2. Lee received 39% of the vote. Hira Singh lost to Tina Budell for the City of Kent Council Position No. 1. Singh received 34% of the […]
John Lee is running for Council Position #6 in Bothell. He grew up in Bothell, is a former UW Husky and obtained his MBA from Seattle University. According to his campaign website, John is concerned with the issues that come with growth in Bothell and supports building infrastructure to keep up with growing needs. He […]