By Staff Northwest Asian Weekly On the night of Jan. 3, Bellevue City Councilmembers unanimously voted for fellow Councilmember and Deputy Mayor Conrad Lee to serve as the city’s mayor. Lee is the first person of color to serve as mayor of Bellevue. Lee was also the first person of color on the city council, […]
Reflections on being a little guy
Editor’s note: This month, Northwest Asian Weekly and the Seattle Chinese Post celebrate its 29th anniversaries. Each year, Publisher Assunta Ng
Blog: Lee a heartbeat away from mayor
For years, Bellevue City Councilmember Conrad Lee wanted to be the mayor of Bellevue. Well, believe and your dream will come true. Last Sunday, his head was held higher than usual. Lee was voted 7–0 as deputy mayor at the last Bellevue City Council meeting in January.
Opinion: Northwest Asian Weekly endorses the following Asian Americans:
Patsy Bonincontri has served on the Bellevue City Council since 1998. She earned her bachelor’s degree in architecture from the University of Southern California. She would like to continue to advocate for improving the quality of life in Bellevue, invest in human capital, and upgrade its infrastructure to support anticipated growth.
Get to know the Asian candidates in your community
In the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 18, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on.
Note that this is not a comprehensive list and that Northwest Asian Weekly does not endorse any candidates during the primaries.
Two Asian Americans seek re-election in Bellevue’s city council
Bellevue City council members Patsy Bonincontri and Conrad Lee have both announced their intentions to seek re-election to the council.
Successful campaign for McKenna
The Greater Seattle Chinese community celebrated Attorney General Rob McKenna’s re-election campaign Oct. 28 at a dinner at Imperial Garden Restaurant. Organized by one of McKenna’s longtime friends, Bellevue City councilmember Conrad Lee, more than 60 community leaders attended the event to put the final touches on McKenna’s successful campaign.