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.
The Washington State Chinese Community Coalition (WACCC) held a Civic Leadership Forum on Sept. 23 — to encourage more Asian American participation and engagement in public and political affairs. Approximately 60 people attended the event at the Microsoft Conference Center. Participants included many Chinese American business and civic leaders in Seattle and Bellevue areas, and […]
Compiled by Staff Northwest Asian Weekly This year, election day for the primary election is on Aug. 1. Voters have until 8 p.m. that day to return their ballots or have them postmarked. A primary election is an election that narrows down the field of candidates before the general election in November. The following are […]
By Assunta Ng Newly elected Seattle City Council member Kshama Sawant gave a fiery speech, overshadowing other City Council members’ swearing in at City Hall last Monday. A Socialist, Sawant gave a hard-line approach to push for her $15/hour minimum wage platform by creating a mass movement to pressure the mayor and City Council. She […]
On Tuesday (Nov. 26), results from Washington State’s Nov. 5 election were certified by each county.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Seattle denied Mayor Mike McGinn a second term, and instead elected Sen. Ed Murray in Tuesday’s (Nov. 5) elections, with 26% of the vote counted by Wednesday afternoon.
By Sue Misao Northwest Asian Weekly Ten API candidates remain on the ballot for King County in contested races in the Nov. 5 general election.
If politics, as it’s been said, is the art of controlling your environment, then voting is the easiest way to exert that control. We vote for candidates who will use their position and power to give us what we want — good schools for our children, efficient transportation, safe neighborhoods, care for our elders, and […]
By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly State Sen. Ed Murray and incumbent Mayor Mike McGinn will be moving on to the general election in November, along with seven of the eight APA candidates who competed in the primary, initial ballot returns show.
Happy Mother’s Day, Moms! “My mother was a teacher who maintained high standards for her middle and high school students. She taught her sons to set high expectations for themselves, too. Without that lesson, I would never have become Executive.” — Dow Constantine King County Executive “My mother Rose taught me to love without […]