Splashed with light and decked with orange and green balloons, the podium remained empty for several moments.
Boston voters for the first time elected a woman and an Asian American as mayor on Nov. 2, tapping City Councilor Michelle Wu to serve in the city’s top political office.
The 2020 census shows that Washington state has over 470,000 eligible Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) voters. In King County alone, AAPI citizens of voting age constitute a hefty 14% of the electorate which means on Nov. 2, we have a strong say on who enters public office and what causes those officials choose to espouse.
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly Two candidates for mayor, each emphasizing an ability to lead a heavily-troubled city and police force out of the pandemic, squared off last week by presenting policies that were, in many ways, similar but with communication styles that were stunningly different. Bruce Harrell and Lorena Gonzalez, at a Rotary […]
By Mahlon Meyer Northwest Asian Weekly One has been in politics for 27 years and points to the growth of Bellevue as proof of his accomplishments. The other is a relative newcomer but describes a long career in business, which he says can transform into successful policies. Bellevue City Councilmember Conrad Lee and local business-owner […]
She is the same firecracker who took the helm of the Washington State Commission of Asian and Pacific American Affairs (CAPAA) in 2018. The same daughter of union activists. The same proud woman of color. Now aiming her sights at the Commissioner Position 4 seat at the Port of Seattle election in November, Toshiko Grace Hasegawa has a vision of what the future of the Port can and should be. It’s a vision she thinks is overdue and has been overlooked by Port officials, so far.
Nov. 2 is General Election Day for all voters in Washington. Counties have already mailed ballots to registered voters. In order to make your voice heard, you must be registered to vote. Voter registration forms that are mailed or completed online must be received by Oct. 25. After Oct. 25, you must visit your local elections office or voting center during regular business hours and until 8 p.m. on Election Day to register to vote or update your registration and receive a ballot.
Longtime Newcastle resident and Filipino civil rights activist Frank Irigon is running for Newcastle City Council.
Kim-Khanh Van would be the first Asian American woman to be on the Metropolitan King County Council since 1973, if she beats Reagan Dunn on Nov. 2.
The Recall Sawant campaign is gearing up for its final signature-gathering push. Last week, it said it hit a “significant milestone” with volunteers collecting more than 13,000 unverified signatures. The goal is to collect 14,000 signed petitions through August before submitting to King County Elections. If it qualifies for the ballot, King County Elections will […]