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.
Author Eric Liu is another hopeful to test the political waters (read the Asian Weekly front page story.). Seattle City Councilmember Bruce Harrell is cooking ideas to involve the Asian community. I am sure you will read more about them this year. ♦