“I do think that immigrants come in search of the American dream. The idea that they can work hard, succeed and give their children a better future. It’s a time for me to look back and reflect on how hard my parents have worked to get to where they are and to appreciate America for giving them an environment that allowed them to succeed. It also is a time for me to consider how America is changing. I think there is a lot less social mobility now than there was then. It is a time to reaffirm my commitment to preserve the American dream.”
By Assunta Ng NORTHWEST ASIAN WEEKLY It’s been an amazing year for Asian Americans in politics. Bruce Harrell, Seattle City Council President, who ran for mayor four years ago, became Seattle’s first Asian American mayor for two days in September. Hyeok Kim, former deputy mayor, was considered the best candidate to fill in Mayor Ed […]
To Northwest Asian Weekly: The rally for NYC police officer Peter Liang is a milestone for Chinese Americans in awakening to the importance of political activism. It was a great turnout demonstrating their support for social justice for all, including Officer Liang and Mr. Gurley, both victims of the tragic and unfortunate events leading to […]
Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, the first ethnic mayor for the City, will end his two-year term on Jan. 6. He’s also the only person of color at the City Council. Lee, 74, wants to be mayor again for another two years. The trouble is that five other Bellevue council members are also interested in the […]
On Tuesday (Nov. 26), results from Washington State’s Nov. 5 election were certified by each county.
By Zachariah Bryan Northwest Asian Weekly Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee has been on the city council for 20 years. Put another way, that’s over 7,300 days, or over 175,000 hours, or over 1 million minutes. To say the least, Lee has put in a lot of time in his job, and now he’s running for […]
Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee filed to run for Bellevue City Council–Position 2, his current council seat, the week of May 13. He held his first fundraiser on May 29, and, according to filings with the state of Washington, has raised $15,875.
To thank Lt. Governor Brad Owen and his wife Linda for their contributions to the Asian community, the Northwest Asian Weekly hosted a celebratory dinner in his honor.
(From left) Shiao-Yen Wu, CEO of WPI Real Estate, Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee, King County Councilmember Reagan Dunn, Ben Zhang, president and CEO of Greater China Industries, and Nina Collier, managing partner at Washington2 Advocates. (Photo by George Liu/NWAW) Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee and Ben Zhang, president and CEO of Greater China Industries, hosted a […]
On Feb. 22, MulvannyG2 Architecture hosted a reception to welcome newly elected Bellevue Mayor Conrad Lee into office. The reception took place at the MulvannyG2 headquarter office in Bellevue.