Activist Von Tresckow “Paul” Patu passed last week. Patu was respected as a Asian American community member, and was especially committed to supporting youth, particularly encouraging API youth to continue their education, along with focusing on helping the API community with healthcare and job services. He suffered from a stroke and a brain aneurysm. His […]
By Assunta Ng Former educator Carol Simmons knows how to express gratitude.
Betty Patu hosted her reelection kickoff event for her Seattle School Board campaign on May 30 at the Royal Room in the Columbia City neighborhood of Seattle. She is running unopposed for the School Board’s District 7 seat. Patu was first elected to the school board in 2009, following 32 years working in the Seattle […]
The Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected officers for 2013. Kay Smith-Blum was elected president, Betty Patu was elected vice president, and Sharon Peaslee was elected member at large.
This is not the first time that Asian American candidates have competed for the same political seat. Dr. Bobby Virk, an orthodontist, has announced his candidacy for the 11th District state senate seat, a seat that Rep. Bob Hasegawa has also filed for. They are both Democrats. The seat is being vacated by Sen. Margarita […]
At a Dec. 7 meeting, the Seattle Public Schools Board of Directors elected the following new officers for the 2012 calendar year: — Michael DeBell, president — Kay Smith-Blum, vice president — Betty Patu, member at large Patu will serve on the executive committee with the president and vice president and will preside at board […]
Brighton Elementary School was renamed Martin Luther King Jr. Elementary School at a renaming ceremony held at the school. The ceremony was attended by 400 people, including students.
The Back2School Bash was held at Beer Sheva Park in Rainier Beach. The event was organized by Gregory Davis and the Rainier Beach Community Empowerment Commission (RBCEC)
Seattle School Board member Betty Patu may be the only newly elected Asian American in the Greater Seattle area. But the opportunity for Asian Americans to rise in the political scene may be promising this year. Although Wilson Chin has lost his seat to Patu, don’t rule him out yet. Chin still has a great future in politics and is making a difference.