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Asian American Candidates

2021 Election

Andrew Yang (D)
Candidate for Mayor of New York
yangforny.com
Primary results:
ranked choice voting
Eric Adams 50.4% (decided in 8th round)
Kathryn Garcia 49.6% (8th round)
Maya Wiley (8th round)
Andrew Yang  (reached 7th round)

Sery Kim (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – District 6 (Arlington)
attorney
former Assistant Administrator for the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)
appointed by President Donald J. Trump
seryfortexas.com
Election results:
Susan Wright (R) 19.2%
Jake Ellzey (R) 13.8%
Sery Kim (R) 1.1%

Michelle Wu
Boston City Council – at large
michelleforboston.com
Primary results:
Michelle Wu 33.4%
Annissa Essaibi-George 22.5%
Both advance to general election November 2, 2021

Mr. Vin Gopal (D)
New Jersey State Senate – District 11 (Monmouth County)
vingopal.com
2017 election results:
Gopal 53.6%
Beck 46.4%

Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D)
Delegate, Virginia House – District 21
Teacher, realtor
delegatefowler.com
2019 general election:
Kelly Convirs-Fowler (D) 54.5%
Shannon Kane (R) 45.3%

Mark Keam (D)
Delegate, Virginia House  –  District 35 (Vienna)
MarkKeam.com
2015: Unopposed
2019: Unopposed

Kathy Tran (D)
Delegate, Virginia House – District 42
Manager, federal government
kathyfordelegate.com
2019 general election:
Kathy Tran (D) 59.7%
Steve Adragna (R) 40.2%

Suhas Subramanyam (D)
Delegate, Virginia House – District 87
Attorney
suhasforvirginia.com
2019 general election:
Suhas Subramanyam (D) 62.0%
Bill Drennan (R) 37.9%

2020 Election

Federal Contests

Sara Gideon (D)
Candidate for U.S. Senate – Maine
Speaker of the Maine House of Representatives
father from India
saragideon.com
2020 general election:
Susan Collins  50.9%
Sara Gideon 43.1%

Manny Sethi (R)
Candidate for U.S. Senate – Tennessee
Physician
drmannyforsenate.com
2020 primary results:
Bill Hagerty 50.8%
Manny Sethi 39.4%
George Flinn Jr. 3.4%

Won!
Doris Matsui (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – California District 6 (Sacramento)
matsuiforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Doris Matsui (D)  70.2%
Chris Bish (R)  14.3%
2020 general election:
Doris Matsui (D) 76.6%
Chris Bish (R) 23.4%

Won!
Ami Bera, MD (D)- incumbent

U.S. House – California District 7 (Elk Grove)
beraforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Ami Bera (D)  50.3%
Buzz Patterson (R)  33.6%
2020 general election:
Ami Bera (D) 61.0%
Buzz Patterson (R) 39.0%

Candidates for U.S. House – California District 15 (eastern Alameda County)
Tuan Phan (D)
Peter Yuan Liu (R) insurance agent
localwiki.org/oakland/Peter_Y._Liu
2020 primary results:
Eric Swalwell (D) 59.0% (incumbent)
Alison Hayden (R)  17.0%
Peter Yuan Liu (R)  7.8%
Tuan Phan (D)  3.7%
(top two advance to general election)

Won!
Ro Khanna (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – California District 17 (Sunnyvale)
Attorney
rokhanna.com
2020 primary results:
Ro Khanna (D)  68.6%
Ritesh Tandon (R)  21.4%
2020 general election:
Ro Khanna (D) 74.1%
Ritesh Tandon (R) 25.9%

Rishi Kumar (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 18 (Silicon Valley)
software executive
rishikumar.com
2020 primary results:
Anna G. Eshoo (D)  61.7% (incumbent)
Rishi Kumar (D)  16.4%
2020 general election:
Anna Eshoo (D) 65.8%
Rishi Kumar (D) 34.2%

(Freshman)
T.J. Cox (D)
U.S. House – California District 21 (central valley, Fresno suburbs)
tjcoxforcongress.com
Filipino-American
2020 primary results:
David G. Valadao (R)  49.7%
TJ Cox (D)  38.7%
11/15/20 still counting
2020 general election:
David G. Valadao (R)  50.6%
TJ Cox (D)  49.4%

Bobby Bliatout (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 22
former farmer, nonprofit healthcare leader
son of Hmong refugees
bobbybliatout.com
2020 primary results:
Devin Nunes (R)  56.1%
Phil Arballo (D) 25.0%
Bobby Bliatout (D) 13.1%
Dary Rezvani (D) 3.1%
Eric Garcia (No party preference) 2.7%

Won!
Judy Chu (D) – incumbent

U.S. House  –  District 27 (Pasadena)
former Chair of California Board of Equalization
judychu.net
2020 primary results:
Judy Chu (D)  70.9%
Johnny J. Nalbandian (R) 13.4%
2020 general election:
Judy Chu (D)  71.6%
Johnny Nalbandian (R)  28.4%

Won!
Ted Lieu (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – California District 33 (Malibu, Beverly Hills)
former California State Senator (Torrance)
tedlieu.com
2020 primary results:
Ted W. Lieu (D)  60.5%
James P. Bradley (R)  17.4%
Sarah Sun Liew (R) 6.3%
(top two advance to general election)
2020 general election:
Ted Lieu (D)  70.3%
James P. Bradley (R)  29.7%

Sarah Sun Liew (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 33 (Malibu, Beverly Hills)
drsarahliewforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Ted W. Lieu (D)  60.5%
James P. Bradley (R)  17.4%
Sarah Sun Liew (R) 6.3%
(top two advance to general election)

David Kim (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 34 (Los Angeles County)
attorney
davidkim2020.com
2020 primary results:
Jimmy Gomez (D)  52.0% (incumbent)
David Kim (D)  21.0%

Won!
Ms. Young Kim (R)

Candidate for U.S. House – California District 39 (Fullerton, parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties)
former member of California Assembly – District 65 (Orange County)
youngkimforcongress.com
2018 primary results:
Young Kim (R)  21.7%
Gil Cisneros (D)  19.1%
2018 election results:
Gil Cisneros 50.8% (113,249)
Young Kim 49.2% (109,718)
2020 primary results:
Young Kim (R)  48.3%
Gil Cisneros (D)  46.9% (incumbent)
2020 general election:
Young Kim (R)  50.6%
Gil Cisneros (D)  49.4%

Won!
Mark Takano (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – California District 41
(new district: Riverside, Jurupa Valley, Moreno Valley, and Perris)
President of the Riverside Community College District’s Board of Trustees
marktakano.com
2020 primary results:
Mark Takano (D)  50.8%
Aja Smith (R)  33.0%
2020 general election:
Mark Takano (D)  64.5%
Aja Smith (R)  35.5%

Peggy Huang (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 45 (Irvine)
attorney
peggyforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Katie Porter (D)  50.8% (incumbent)
Greg Raths (R)  17.9%
Don Sedgwick (R)  12.8%
Peggy Huang (R)  11.1%
(top two advance to general election)

Candidates for U.S. House – California District 47 (Long Beach)
Sou Moua (R)
Amy Phan West (R)
businesswoman
amyphanwestforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Alan Lowenthal (D)  45.4% (incumbent)
John Briscoe (R)  16.8%
Amy Phan West (R)  14.5%
Peter Mathews (D)  11.0%
Jalen Dupree McLeod (D) 8.7%
Sou Moua (R)  3.7%
(top two advance to general election)

Won!
Michelle Steel (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 48 (Costa Mesa, Huntington Beach, Laguna Beach, Newport Beach, Santa Ana, Westminster)
Vice-Chair of the Orange County Board of Supervisors
michellesteelca.com
2020 primary results:
Harley Rouda (D)  46.7% (incumbent)
Michelle Steel (R)  34.9%
2020 general election:
Michelle Steel (R)  50.9%
Harley Rouda (D)  49.1%

(open seat)
Tom Wong (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 53 (San Diego)
professor
tomwongforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Sara Jacobs (D)  29.1%
Georgette Gómez (D)  20.0%
Tom Wong (D)  3.6%
(top two advance to general election)

Won!
Stephanie Murphy (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – Florida District 7 (Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties)
businesswoman and defense expert
stephaniemurphyforcongress.com
Vietnamese-American
2020 general election:
Stephanie Murphy (D)  55.3%
Leo Valentin (R) 43.3%
William Garlington (Independent) 1.4%

Mr. Yukong Zhao (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – Florida District 7 (Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties)
former Director of Global Planning at Siemens Energy
co-founder and President of the Asian American Coalition for Education (AACE) which challenges reverse discrimination by universities against Asian Americans
yukongzhaoforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Leo Valentin 38.6%
Richard Goble 37.4%
Yukong Zhao 24.0%

Ms. Nabilah Islam (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Georgia District 7
Bangladeshi-American
nabilahforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Carolyn Bourdeaux  52.8%
Brenda Lopez Romero  12.4%
Nabilah Islam  12.3%
Rashid Malik  8.0%
John Eaves  7.7%
Zahra Karinshak  6.8%

Won!
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)
– incumbent
U.S. House – Illinois District 8 (Chicago suburbs)
businessman, attorney
rajaforcongress.com
2020 primary results:
Raja Krishnamoorthi 79.8%
William Olson  13.2%
Inam Hussain  7.0%
2020 general election:
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) 71.0%
Preston Nelson (L) 29.0%

Won!
(Freshman)
Andy Kim (D)
U.S. House – New Jersey District 3 (Burlington, Ocean Counties)
former national security advisor
AndyKimForCongress.com
2020 general election:
Andrew Kim (D)  54.3%
David Richter (R) 44.6%

Won!
Grace Meng (D) – incumbent

U.S. House – New York District 6 (Queens)
former NY state representative
GraceforNewYork.com
2020 primary results:
Grace Meng 61.3%
Melquiades Gagarin 21.2%
Sandra Choi 17.4%
2020 general election:
Grace Meng (D) 62.6%
Thomas Zmich (R) 37.4%

Pritesh Gandhi (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 10
Physician
gandhifortexas.com
2020 primary runoff:
Mike Siegel 54.2%
Pritesh Gandhi  45.8%

Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 22 (Fort Bend, Houston suburbs)
sri2020.com
2020 primary results:
Sri Preston Kulkarni  53.1%
Derrick A. Reed  24.7
Nyanza D. Moore  14.5
Carmine Petrillo III  7.8
2020 general election:
Troy Nehls (R) 51.7%
Sri Preston Kulkarni (D) 44.4%
Joseph LeBlanc (L) 3.9%

Shandon Phan (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 22 (Ford Bend, Houston suburbs)
attorney
shandonphan.com
2020 primary results:
Troy Nehls  40.5%
Kathaleen Wall  19.4%
Pierce Bush 15.4%
Greg Hill 14.1%
Dan Mathews  3.0%
Bangar Reddy 1.6%
Joe Walz  1.4%
Shandon Phan  1.1%

Gina Ortiz Jones (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 23 (San Antonio)
former Director for Investment at the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative
Filipino
ginaortizjones.com
Primary results:
Jones 68%
Treviño 32%
2018 election results:
William “Will” Hurd (R) 49.2% (102,903)
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) 48.7% (101,753)
Ruben Corvalan (L) 2.1% (4,402)
2020 primary results:
Gina Ortiz Jones  66.41%
Efrain Valdez  11.09%
Rosalinda Abuabara  10.98%
Ricardo Madrid  7.19%
Jaime Escuder  4.34%
2020 general election:
Tony Gonzales (R) 50.7%
Gina Ortiz Jones (D) 46.5%
Beto Villela (L) 2.8%

Donna Imam (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 31 (Georgetown, Williamson County, Bell County)
computer engineer
Bangladeshi-American
votefordonna.com
2020 general election:
John Carter (R) 53.5%
Donna Imam (D) 44.2%
Clark Patterson (L) 2.2%

Qasim Rashid (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Virginia District 1
Attorney
rashidforva.com
2020 general election:
Robert J. Wittman (R) 58.1%
Qasim Rashid (D) 41.7%

Won!
Bobby Cortez Scott (D)
– incumbent
U.S. House – Virginia District 3 (Franklin, Newport News, and Portsmouth)
bobbyscottforcongress.com
first elected in 1992
(maternal grandfather Filipino)
2020 general election:
Robert C. Scott (D) 65.5%
John Collick (R) 34.3%

Won!
Ms. Pramila Jayapal (D)
– incumbent
U.S. House – Washington District 7 (Seattle, Vashon Island, Edmonds, Shoreline, Kenmore)
Washington State Senate – District 37 (Seattle)
Immigrant advocate
electpramila.com
2020 general election:
Pramila Jayapal (D) 84.6%
Craig Keller (R) 15.2%

Won!
Marilyn Strickland (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Washington District 10
(Thurston, Pierce, and Mason counties)
former mayor of Tacoma
stricklandforwashington.com
(mother Korean)
2020 general election:
Marilyn Strickland (D)  50.2%
Beth Doglio (D)  35.9%

State Contests

(California candidates listed by district)

Won!
(Freshman)
Amish Shah (D)
Arizona House – District 24 (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe)
physician
amishforarizona.com
2020 primary results:
Jennifer Longdon 50.4%
Amish Shah 49.6%
(two seats to fill)
2020 general election:
Amish Shah (D) 36.7%
Jennifer Longdon (D) 35.8%
Robyn Cushman (R) 14.4%
David Alger Sr. (R) 13.0%
(two seats to fill)

Open seat
Mr. Mani Grewal (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 5 (Stockton)
member, Modesto City Council
manigrewalforsenate.com
2020 primary results:
Susan Talamantes Eggman (D)  34.9%
Jim Ridenour (R) 24.0%
Mani Grewal (D)  19.5%
(top two advance to general election)

Freshman
Ling Ling Chang (R)

California Senate – District 29 (Anaheim)
ling2020.com
Replacement in case of recall:
Ling Ling Chang (R) 34%
Joseph Cho (D)  20%
Bruce Whitaker (R)  19%
Josh Ferguson (D)  12%
Kevin Carr (D)  9%
George Shen (R)  5%
(Democratic Senator Josh Newman was recalled, Ling Ling Chang won)
2020 primary results:
Ling Ling Chang (R)  47.4%
Josh Newman (D)  33.5%
Joseph Cho (D) 19.1%
(top two advance to general election)
2020 general election:
Josh Newman (D)  51.3%
Ling Ling Chang (R)  48.7%

Joseph Cho (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 29 (Yorba Linda, Anaheim)
member, Cerritos City Council
josephcho4statesenate.com
2020 primary results:
Ling Ling Chang (R)  47.4%
Josh Newman (D)  33.5%
Joseph Cho (D) 19.1%
(top two advance to general election)

Won!
Dave Min (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 37 (Irvine)
law professor
davemin.com
2020 primary results:
John M. W. Moorlach (R)  47.3%
Dave Min (D)  28.0%
2020 general election:
Dave Min (D) 51.2%
John M. W. Moorlach (R) 48.8%

David Ryu
Los Angeles City Council – 4th District
(Larchmont to Los Feliz and into Studio City in the San Fernando Valley)
Director of Development at psychiatric hospital
davidryu.com
2020 primary results:
David Ryu  45%
Nithya Raman  41%
(top two advance to general election)
2020 general election:
unofficial (Ryu conceded)
Nithya Raman 52.46%
David Ryu 47.54%

Grace Yoo
Candidate for Los Angeles City Council – District 10
graceyoocd10.com
2020 primary results:
Mark Ridley-Thomas  44.3%
Grace Yoo  23.6%
(top two advance to general election)
2020 general election:
unofficial
Mark Ridley-Thomas  60.82%
Grace Yoo 39.18%

Won!
Connie Chan
Candidate for San Francisco Supervisor – District 1
former aide to Supervisor Aaron Peskin
conniechansf.com
2020 general election:
Connie Chan 50.2
Marjan Philhour 49.8

Won!
David Chiu (D)
California Assembly – District 17 (San Francisco)
former Board of Supervisor member
votedavidchiu.com
2020: unopposed

Won!
Rob Bonta (D)
(Filipino)
California Assembly – District 18 (Oakland , Alameda and San Leandro)
Vice mayor of Alameda
robbonta.com
2020 primary results:
Rob Bonta (D)  89.3%
Stephen Slauson (R)  10.7%
2020 General Election:
Rob Bonta (D)  87.6%
Stephen Slauson (R)  12.4%

Won!
Phil Ting (D)

California Assembly – District 19
(Marina, Richmond, Sunset, West Portal, Ingleside, Daly City, Broadmoor and Colma)
Assessor-Recorder of the city and county of San Francisco
philting.com
2020 primary results:
Phil Ting (D)  82.0%
John P. McDonnell (R) 18.0%
2020 General Election:
Phil Ting (D) 77.6%
John McDonnell (R) 22.4%

Candidates for California State Assembly District 20 (Hayward)
Mr. Vipan Singh Bajwa (D)
Accountant
vipanbajwa.com
Son Nguyen (R)
sonnguyenforassembly.org
2020 primary results:
Bill Quirk (D)  47.1% (incumbent)
Alexis Villalobos (D)  22.0%
Son Nguyen (R)  20.4%
Vipan Singh Bajwa (D)  10.5%
(top two advance to general election)

Peter Ohtaki (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 24 (Silicon Valley)
member, Menlo Park City Council
2020 primary results:
Marc Berman (D) 74.2%
Peter Ohtaki (R)  21.2%
2020 General Election:
Marc Berman (D) 73.4%
Peter Ohtaki (R) 26.6%

Won!
Open seat
Candidates for California State Assembly District 25 (Fremont)
Natasha Gupta (D)
gupta2020.com
Alex Lee (D)
field representative for Assemblymember
votealexlee.com
Anthony Phan (D)
member, Milpitas City Council
anthonyforassembly.com
Anna Song (D)
Santa Clara County Board of Education Trustee
annasong2020.com
2020 primary results:
Bob Brunton (R) 20.8%
Alex Lee (D)  15.4%
Anna E. Song (D) 12.7%
Natasha Gupta (D)  10.4%
Anthony Phan (D)  7.2%
(top two advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Alex Lee (D)  70.5%
Bob Brunton (R)  29.5%

Won!
Ash Kalra (D)

California Assembly – District 27 (Santa Clara county)
ashkalra.com
2020 primary results:
Ash Kalra (D)  75.7%
G. Burt Lancaster (R)  24.3%
2020 General Election:
Ash Kalra (D) 72.6%
G. Burt Lancaster (R) 27.4%

Won!
Evan Low (D)

California Assembly – District 28 (San Jose)
former Mayor of Campbell
evanlow.com
2020 primary results:
Evan Low 67.4%
Carlos Rafael Cruz (R)  23.5%
2020 General Election:
Evan Low (D) 71.6%
Carlos Rafael Cruz (R) 28.4%

Shomir Banerjee (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 29 (Monterey Bay)
Physician
sb4assembly.org
2020 primary results:
Mark Stone (D)  75.8%
Shomir Banerjee (R)  24.2%
2020 General Election:
Mark Stone (D) 73.0%
Shomir Banerjee (R) 27.0%

Won!
Vince Fong (R)

California Assembly – District 34 (Kern county)
District director to House Majority Leader and Congressman Kevin McCarthy
vincefong.com
2020 primary results:
Vince Fong (R)  71.8%
Julie Solis (D)  28.2%
2020 General Election:
Vince Fong (R) 68.1%
Julie Solis (D) 31.9%

Open seat
Annie Cho (D)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 38 (Santa Clarita Valley and Simi Valley)
Realtor
anniechoforassembly.com
2020 primary results:
Suzette Martinez Valladares (R)  31.8%
Lucie Lapointe Volotzky (R)  17.6%
Annie E. Cho (D)  12.5%
(top 2 advance to general election)

Won!
Edwin Chau (D)

California Assembly – District 49
(Alhambra, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel in Los Angeles County)
former Montebello School Board member and lawyer
edchau.com
2020 primary results:
Ed Chau (D)  52.0%
Burton Brink (R)  24.6%
2020 General Election:
Edwin Chau (D) 67.9%
Burton Brink (R) 32.1%

Won!
Phillip Chen (R)

California Assembly – District 55 (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino)
owner, property management company
phillipchen.org
2020 primary results:
Phillip Chen (R)  56.2%
Andrew E. Rodriguez (D)  43.8%
2020 General Election:
Phillip Chen (R) 54.9%
Andrew Rodriguez (D) 45.1%

Won!
Al Muratsuchi (D)

California Assembly – District 66
(Manhattan Beach, Redondo Beach, Hermosa Beach, Gardena, Torrance)
alforassembly.com
former member, California Assembly – District 66
former member of Torrance Board of Education and
a prosecutor with the California Department of Justice
2020 primary results:
Al Muratsuchi (D)  66.2%
Arthur C. Schaper (R)  33.8%
2020 General Election:
Al Muratsuchi (D) 63.2%
Arthur Schaper (R) 36.8%

Won!
Steven S. Choi (R)
California Assembly – District 68 (Orange County)
stevenchoi.org
Mayor of Irvine
2020 primary results:
Steven “Steve” Choi (R) 43.8%
Melissa Fox (D) 33.5%
Eugene Fields (D) 13.2%
Benjamin Yu (R) 9.5%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Steven S. Choi (R) 53.1%
Melissa Fox (D) 46.9%

Benjamin Yu (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 68 (central Orange County)
Small business owner
electbenjaminyu.com
2020 primary results:
Steven “Steve” Choi (R) 43.8%
Melissa Fox (D) 33.5%
Eugene Fields (D) 13.2%
Benjamin Yu (R) 9.5%
(top 2 advance to general election)

Freshman
Tyler Diep (R)
California Assembly – District 72 (northern Orange County)
Vice-Mayor, Westminster City Council
tylerdiep.com
2018 primary results:
Josh Lowenthal (D)  36.7%
Tyler Diep (R) 29.8%
2018 election results:
Tyler Diep (R) 54.1%
Josh Lowenthal (D) 45.9%
2020 primary results:
Janet Nguyen (R)  33.8%
Diedre Nguyen (D)  25.5%
Bijan Mohseni (D)  15.9%
Tyler Diep (R)  24.8%
(top 2 advance to general election)

Won!
Candidates for California State Assembly District 72 (northern coastal Orange County and Little Saigon)
Diedre Nguyen (D)
Garden Grove City Councilmember, Laboratory Cancer Scientist
diedrenguyen.com
Janet Nguyen (R)
Former California State Senator (district 34), former Orange County Supervisor
janetforassembly.com
2020 primary results:
Janet Nguyen (R)  33.8%
Diedre Nguyen (D)  25.5%
Bijan Mohseni (D)  15.9%
Tyler Diep (R)  24.8%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Janet Nguyen (R)  54.2%
Diedre Nguyen (D)  45.8%

June Yang Cutter (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 77 (inland northern San Diego)
Attorney
junecutter.com
2020 primary results:
Brian Maienschein (D) 57.5%
June Yang Cutter (R) 42.5%
2020 General Election:
Brian Maienschein (D) 55.8%
June Yang Cutter (R) 44.2%

Won!
Tony Hwang (R)

Connecticut State Senate – District 28 (Weston)
Former member, Connecticut General Assembly – 134th District (Fairfield, Trumbull)
Realtor
first elected 2008
2020 primary: no opponent
2020 General Election:
Tony Hwang (R / Independent Party) 51.7%
Michelle Lapine McCabe (D / Working Families Party) 48.3%

Andrew Jeng (D)
Candidate for Florida House – District 43 (Kissimmee)
computer information technology
andrewjeng.com
2020 primary results:
Kristen Arrington 31.5%
Alex Barrio 21.4%
Tamika Lyles 16.4%
Carlos Irizarry 11.4%
Andrew Jeng 11.3%
Ricardo Rangel 8.0%

Won!
Freshman
Mr. Sheikh Rahman (D)
Georgia State Senate – District 5 (Lawrenceville, Lilburn & Norcross)
real estate investor
rahmanforga.com
(Bangladeshi)
May 2018 primary
Sheikh Rahman (D) 68.0%
Curt Thompson (D) 32.0%
2018 election results: unopposed
2020 election: unopposed

Won!
Michelle Au (D)
Candidate for Georgia State Senate – District 48 (North Fulton and Gwinnett County)
Physician
auforga.com
2020 primary results:
Michelle Au 77.2%
Josh Uddin 22.8%
2020 General Election:
Michelle Au (D) 56.2%
Matt Reeves (R) 43.8%

Won!
Bee Nguyen (D)
Georgia House of Representatives – District 89 (Atlanta area)
Chief-of-staff for Georgia Representative Sam Park
beeforgeorgia.com
2020 primary results:
Bee Nguyen  83.3%
Marcia Ridley  16.7%
2020 election: unopposed

Won!
Marvin Lim (D)
Candidate for Georgia House of Representatives – District 99 (Norcross)
Filipino American
marvinlimforga.com
2020 primary election:
Marvin Lim 61.5%
Jorge Granados 38.5%
2020 general election: unopposed

Won!
Sam Park (D)
Georgia House of Representatives – District 101 (Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County)
Attorney
samforgeorgia.com
2020 primary: unopposed
2020 General Election:
Samuel Park (D)  62.1%
Carol Field (R) 37.9%

Won!
Sue Chew (D)

Idaho State Legislature, District 17-B (Boise)
suechew.com
2020 General Election:
Susan Chew (D)  66.0%
Anthony Dephue (R) 34.0%

Won!
Theresa Mah (D)

Illinois House – District 2 (southwest Chicago)
former policy advisor to governor, college professor
theresamah.com
Primary results:
Mah  51.2%
Acevedo  48.8%
2016 election results: unopposed
2018: unopposed
2020 primary results:
Theresa Mah  66.7%
Bobby Martinez Olson  28.8%
Kenneth Kozlar           4.5%
2020 election: unopposed

Won!
Freshman
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)
Illinois House – District 17 (Evanston, Wilmette, Morton Grove, Skokie, Northbrook and Glenview)
jenggforrep.com/
2020 General Election:
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)  67.6%
Yesoe Yoon (R)          29.8%
Christopher Kruger (G)           2.6%

Ms. Yesoe Yoon (R)
Candidate for Illinois House – District 17 (Evanston, Wilmette, Morton Grove, Skokie, Northbrook and Glenview)
TV journalist
yoonyesoe.com
2020 General Election:
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)  67.6%
Yesoe Yoon (R)          29.8%
Christopher Kruger (G)           2.6%

Freshman
Chris Chyung (D)

Indiana State Representative, District 015
votechyung.com
2020 General Election:
Harold Slager (R)  51.5%
Chris Chyung (D) 48.5%

Won!
Freshman
Nima Kulkarni (D)
Kentucky House – District 40
attorney
votenima.com
2020 primary results:
Nima Kulkarni  78.5%
Dennis Horlander  21.5%
2020 election: unopposed

Won!
Sonia Chang-Diaz (D)

Massachusetts Senate – District 2 (Suffolk, South End,
Jamaica Plain, Fenway, Roxbury, Dorchester and Chinatown)
soniachangdiaz.com
first elected in 2006
2020: unopposed

Freshman
Dean Tran (R)
Massachusetts  State Senate – District (Worcester & Middlesex)
former Fitchburg City Councilor
deantran.com
2020 General Election:
John J. Cronin (D) 50.9%
Dean Tran (R)  49.0%
Other/Write-in votes  0.1%

Won!
Tackey Chan (D)

Massachusetts House of Representatives (Second Norfolk District) Quincy, MA
tackeychan.com
2020: unopposed

Won!
Rady Mom (D)
(incumbent)
Massachusetts House of Representatives – 18th Middlesex District (Lowell, MA)
radymom.com
(Cambodian-American)
2020: unopposed

Won!
Paul Schmid III (D)

Massachusetts House of Representatives (8th Bristol District) Fall River, MA
reppaulschmid.com
2020 General Election:
Paul Schmid III (D) 57.0%
Evan Gendreau (R) 42.9%

Won!
Donald Wong (R)

Massachusetts House of Representatives (Ninth Essex District)
Saugus, MA
donaldhwong.com
2020: unopposed

Won!
Freshman
Ms. Tram Nguyen (D)
Massachusetts House – 18th Essex
attorney
votetram.com
2020 General Election:
Tram Nguyen (D) 62.3%
Jeffrey DuFour (R) 37.6%

Mr. Shishan Wang (R)
Candidate for Massachusetts House – 18th Essex
2020 primary results:
Jeffrey DuFour 66.7%
Shishan Wang 33.3%

Won!
Freshman
Ms. Padma Kuppa (D)

Candidate for Michigan House of Representatives – District 41 (Troy)
engineer
electpadmakuppa.com
2020 primary: unopposed
2020 General Election:
Padma Kuppa (D) 55.0%
Andrew Sosnoski (R) 45.0%

Won!
Mr. Foung Hawj (D)
Minnesota State Senator – District 67 (St. Paul)
founghawj.com
(Laotian)
2020 General Election:
Foung Hawj (D) 73.9%
Alexander Deputie (R) 25.9%

Won!
Freshman
Samantha Vang (D)
Minnesota House – District 40B (Brooklyn Center and eastern Brooklyn Park)
samanthavang.org
(Hmong American)
2020 General Election:
Samantha Vang (D) 62.8%
Charlotte Smith (R) 25.3%
Mary O’Connor (Legal Marijuana Now Party) 11.9%

Won!
Freshman
Tou Xiong (D)
Minnesota House – District 53A (East of St. Paul, including southern Maplewood, western Woodbury and Landfall)
Attorney
touxiong53a.com
(Hmong American)
2020 General Election:
Tou Xiong (D) 59.7%
William Johnston (R) 40.2%

Won!
Mr. Fue Lee (D)
Minnesota House of Representatives – District 59A (North Minneapolis)
fuelee.org
2020 General Election:
Fue Lee (D) 74.9%
Marcus Harcus (Grassroots-Legalize Cannabis Party of Minnesota) 24.5%

Won!
Freshman
Kaohly Her (D)
Minnesota House – District 64A (St. Paul)
herforhouse.com
(Hmong American)
2020 General Election:
Kaohly Her (D) 85.6%
Sherry Schack (R) 14.2%

Won!
Freshman

Jay Xiong (D)
Minnesota House – District 67B (east St. Paul)
jayforhouse.com
(Hmong American)
2020 General Election:
Jay Xiong (D)  75.7%
Fred Turk (R)  24.0%

Won!
Freshman
Latha Mangipudi (D)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Hillsborough 35
facebook.com/Rep.LathaMangipudi
2020 General Election:
Laura Telerski (D) 20.4%
Latha Mangipudi (D) 20.4%
Skip Cleaver (D) 18.8%
Peter Silva (R) 14.4%
Anthony DiPaolo (R) 13.2%
Paul Hutsteiner (R) 12.6%
(district represented by top 3)

Won!
Freshman
Mr. Aboul Khan (R)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Rockingham 20
facebook.com/aboul.khan
2020 General Election:
Aboul Khan (R)  21.6%
Tim Baxter (R)  20.6%
Tina Harley (R) 19.9%
Patricia O’Keefe (D) 15.4%
Greg Marrow (D) 12.0%
Louis Flynn (D) 10.6%
(district represented by top 3)

Won!
Freshman
Kevin Thomas (D)
New York State Senate – District 6
attorney
kevinthomas2018.com
2020 General Election:
Kevin Thomas (D / Working Families Party) 50.7%
Dennis Dunne, Sr. (R / Conservative Party / Independence Party)  48.7%
Jonathan Gunther (L) 0.6%

Won!
Freshman
John Liu (D)
New York State Senate District 11 (Queens)
Former NYC Comptroller, NYC Council member
facebook.com/Liu.NYC
2020 General Election:
John Liu (D / Working Families Party) 63.4%
Elisa Nahoum (R / Save Our City Party / Conservative Party) 36.5%

Won!
Ron Kim (D)

Member, New York State Assembly – District 40 (Flushing, Murray Hill)
ronkim.com
2020 primary results:
Ron Kim  69.4%
Steven Lee  30.3%
2020 General Election:
Ron Kim (D) 83.1%
Steven Lee (Justice Peace Honesty Party) 16.3%

Steven Lee (D)
Candidate for New York State Assembly – District 40 (Flushing, Murray Hill)
Police sergeant
stevefornewyork.com
2020 primary results:
Ron Kim  69.4%
Steven Lee  30.3%

Won!
Ms. Yuh-Line Niou (D)

New York State Assembly – District 65 (lower Manhattan, Chinatown)
Chief of Staff, Ron Kim (D), New York State Assembly – District 40 (Queens)
nioufornewyork.com
2020 primary results:
Yuh-Line Niou  61.5%
Grace Lee  38.0%
2020: unopposed

Grace Lee (D)
Candidate for New York State Assembly – District 65 (lower Manhattan, Chinatown)
small business owner
graceleeforassembly.com
2020 primary results:
Yuh-Line Niou  61.5%
Grace Lee  38.0%

Won!
Freshman
Jay Chaudhuri (D)
North Carolina State Senate – District 15
attorney
jayfornc.com
2020 General Election:
Jay Chaudhuri (D)  58.0%
Mario Lomuscio (R) 36.8%
Kat McDonald (L) 5.2%

Freshman
Mujtaba A. Mohammed (D)

North Carolina State Senate – District 38
mohammednc.com
2020 primary results:
Mujtaba Mohammed  59.4%
Laura Anthony  26.9%
Roderick Davis  13.7%
2020 General Election:
Mujtaba Mohammed (D) 78.1%
Jack Brosch (R) 21.9%

Won!
Niraj Antani (R)

Ohio House of Representatives – District 42 (Miamisburg)
nirajantani.com
2020 primary results:
Niraj Antani 64.4%
Rachel Selby 23.0%
Gregory Alan Robinson 12.5%
2020 General Election:
Niraj Antani (R) 53.2%
Mark Fogel (D)  46.8%

Won!
Cyndi Munson (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives – District 85
(Nichols Hills, Oklahoma City, The Village, Warr Acres)
cyndimunson.com
2020 General Election:
Cyndi Munson (D) 56.4%
Bill Robinson (R) 43.6%

Won!
Patty H. Kim (D)
Pennsylvania House of Representatives – District 103 (Dauphin County)
Television news anchor
legis.state.pa.us/cfdocs/legis/bioshistory/MemBio.cfm?ID=2445&body=H
elected  in 2012
2020 primary results:
Patty Kim  77.6%
Kevin Maxson  22.4%
2020: unopposed

Won!
Angie Chen Button (R)

Texas House of Representatives – District 112
(Garland and Richardson, Dallas suburbs)
angiebutton.com
elected in 2008
2020 General Election:
Angie Chen Button (R) 48.9%
Brandy Chambers (D) 48.6%
Shane Newsom (L) 2.5%

Won!
Gene Wu (D)

Texas House of Representatives – District 137 (Houston)
Former prosecutor
genefortexas.com
elected in 2012
2020 General Election:
Gene Wu (D) 81.5%
Lee Sharp (L) 18.5%

Won!
Hubert Vo (D)

Texas House of Representatives – District 149 (Houston)
hubertvo.com
elected in 2004
2020 General Election:
Hubert Vo (D) 59.4%
Lily Truong (R) 40.6%

Lily Truong (R)
Candidate for Texas House of Representatives – District 149 (Houston)
member of the Alief Independent School District Board of Trustees
2020 General Election:
Hubert Vo (D) 59.4%
Lily Truong (R) 40.6%

Won!
Sean Reyes (R)

Utah Attorney General
seanreyes.com
(Filipino)
elected in 2014
2020 primary results:
Sean D. Reyes  54.0%
David Leavitt  46.0%
2020 General Election:
Sean D. Reyes (R) 60.6%
Greg Skordas (D) 33.7%
Rudy Bautista (L) 5.7%

Won!
Karen Kwan (D)
Member, Utah House of Representatives – District 34 (Murray)
votekarenkwan.com
elected in 2014
2020 General Election:
Karen Kwan (D) 57.0%
David Young (R) 43.0%

Won!
Ms. Ghazala Hashmi (D)
Candidate for Virginia State Senate – District 10
Professor
ghazalahashmi.com
2020 general election:
Ghazala Hashmi (D) 54.1%
Glen Sturtevant (R) 45.8%

Won!
Bob Hasegawa (D)
Washington State Senate, District 11 (Seattle)
bobhasegawa.com
Former Washington House of Representatives
2020: unopposed

Won!
Cindy Ryu (D)

Washington House of Representatives, District 32, position 1 (Seattle area)
cindyryu.org
elected in 2010
2020 primary results:
Cindy Ryu (D) 63.7%
Shirley Sutton (D) 24.5%
Keith Smith (D) 9.6%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Cindy Ryu (D) 71.6%
Shirley Sutton (D) 26.7%
Other/Write-in votes 1.8%

Won!
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)

Washington House of Representatives – District 33, position 2 (Seattle)
(appointed to the chamber on December 16, 2013)
miagregerson.com
elected in 2014
2020 primary results:
Mia Gregerson (D) 75.6%
Marliza Melzer (L) 22.4%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Mia Gregerson (D) 73.1%
Marliza Melzer (L) 26.0%

Won!
Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)

Washington House of Representatives, District 37,
position 1 (Rainier Valley, Madrona, North Beacon Hill)
elected in 2004
2020 primary results:
Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) 77.2%
John Stafford (D) 11.8%
William Burroughs (D) 5.4%
John Dickinson (Unaffiliated) 4.8%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) 81.7%
John Stafford (D) 16.9%

Won!
Freshman
My-Linh Thai (D)
Washington House of Representatives – District 41, position 2 (Mercer Island, Newcastle, Bellevue)
Bellevue School Board President, pharmacist
my-linhthai.com
2020 primary results:
My-Linh Thai (D) 59.1%
Al Rosenthal (R) 27.0%
Harlan Gallinger (Independent) 7.4%
Aaron Leedham (D) 6.3%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
My-Linh Thai (D)  66.6%
Al Rosenthal (R) 33.3%

Won!
Vandana Slatter (D)
Washington House of Representatives – District 48, position 1 (Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland)
former Bellevue City councilmember
member, Washington State Board of Pharmacy
vandanaslatter.com
2020 primary results:
Vandana Slatter (D) 71.9%
Victor Bishop (R) 26.5%
Scott Dusenbery (Unaffiliated) 1.4%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Vandana Slatter (D) 71.3%
Victor Bishop (R) 28.7%

Won!
Monica Jurado Stonier (D) – incumbent
Washington House of Representatives – District 49b
educator
monicastonier.nationbuilder.com
2020 primary results:
Monica Jurado Stonier (D) 60.4%
Park Llafet (R) 32.4%
Troy Potter (Independent) 7.0%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2020 General Election:
Monica Jurado Stonier (D) 62.5%
Park Llafet (R) 37.3%

Won!
Francesca Hong (D)
Assemblywoman – Wisconsin district 76 (Madison)
Executive Chef
hong4assembly.com
2020 Primary:
Francesca Hong  28.1%
Tyrone Cratic Williams  22.4%
Marsha Rummel  16.5%
Heather Driscoll  16.3%
Nicki Vander Meulen  9.3%
Ali Maresh  6.5%
Dewey Bredeson  0.8%
2020 General Election:
Francesca Hong 88.0%
Patrick Hull (R) 11.8%

Won!
Freshman
Mike Yin (D)
Wyoming House – District 16 (Jackson)
software engineer
electmikeyin.com
2020: unopposed

2022 Election

Tammy Duckworth (D)
U.S. Senate – Illinois
former U. S. House – Illinois District 8 (Chicago suburbs)
tammyduckworth.com
Primary results:
Duckworth  64.4%
Zopp  24%
Harris  11.6%
2016 election results:
Tammy Duckworth (D)  54.4%
Mark Kirk (R)  40.2%

Ms. Young Kim (R)
U.S. House – California District 39 (Fullerton, parts of Los Angeles, Orange and San Bernardino counties)
former member of California Assembly – District 65 (Orange County)
youngkimforcongress.com
2018 primary results:
Young Kim (R)  21.7%
Gil Cisneros (D)  19.1%
2018 election results:
Gil Cisneros 50.8% (113,249)
Young Kim 49.2% (109,718)
2020 primary results:
Young Kim (R)  48.3%
Gil Cisneros (D)  46.9% (incumbent)
2020 general election:
Young Kim (R)  50.6%
Gil Cisneros (D)  49.4%
2022 Primary: June 7, 2022.
Jay Chen (D)
President of the Board of Trustees for Mt. San Antonio Community College
chenforcongress.com
Eric Ching (R)
former member, Walnut City Council
ericchingforcongress.com

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