By Assunta Ng
Now that Congressman Jay Inslee has announced his run for governor in 2012, two Asian Americans have declared their candidacy for Inslee’s seat.
A few years ago, the Asian community had to persuade folks to run for open seats. Now, we are automatically dreaming big and thinking ahead.
Nepalese American Darshan Rauniyar, a Democrat, has announced his candidacy for congress.
Rauniyar, of Bothell, is an entrepreneur. The other Democrat, State Sen. Steve Hobbs, of Lake Stevens, announced last Monday that he will also seek Inslee’s seat. Hobbs is Japanese and white.
There might be more Asian American candidates joining, especially since it’s still early in the race. Stay tuned.