//
Asian American Candidates

Election Results 2019


2020 Election

Federal Contests

Doris Matsui (D) – incumbent
U.S. House – California District 6 (Sacramento)
2005 election results: 69%
2006 Primary results: unopposed
2006 election results:
Matsui: 71%
Yan: 23%
2008 primary: unopposed
2008 election results:
Matsui: 75%
Smith: 21%
2010 election results:
Matsui: 72%
Smith: 26%
2012 election results:
Matsui 74.5%
McCray 25.5%
2014 election results:
Doris Matsui (D) 71.9%
Joseph McCray, Sr. (R) 28.1%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Doris Matsui (D)  70.4%
Robert (Bob) Evans (R)  18.4%
2016 election results:
Doris Matsui (D)  75.3%
Robert (Bob) Evans (R)  24.7%
2018 primary results:
Doris Matsui (D)  87.4%
Jrmar Jefferson (D)  12.6%
2018 election results:
Doris Matsui (D) 79.7%
Jrmar Jefferson (D) 20.3%

Ami Bera, MD (D)- incumbent
U.S. House – California District 7 (Elk Grove)
beraforcongress.com
2010 election results: (old District 3 (Sacramento, Folsom))
Lungren (R) 51%
Bera (D) 43%
2012 election results:
Bera 50.4%
Lungren 49.6%
2014 election results:
Ami Bera (D) 50.4%
Doug Ose (R) 49.6%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ami Bera (D) 53.6%
Scott Jones (R) 46.3%
2016 election results:
Ami Bera (D)  51%
Scott Jones (R)  49%
2018 primary results:
Ami Bera (D)  51.7%
Andrew Grant (R) 32.6%
2018 election results:
Ami Bera 52.7%
Andrew Grant 47.3%

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

Ro Khanna (D) – incumbent
U.S. House – California District 17 (Sunnyvale)
Attorney
rokhanna.com
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
Mike Honda (D)  48.9%
Ro Khanna (D)  27.0%
2014 election results:
Mike Honda (D) 52.2%
Ro Khanna (D) 47.8%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ro Khanna (D)  39.1%
Mike Honda (D)  37.4%
Peter Kuo (R)  9.2%
2016 election results:
Ro Khanna (D)  61%
Mike Honda (D)  39%
2018 primary results:
Ro Khanna (D)  60.5%
Ron Cohen (R)  23.9%
2018 election results:
Ro Khanna 72.5%
Ron Cohen 27.5%

Rishi Kumar (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 18 (Silicon Valley)
software executive
rishikumar.com

(Freshman)
T.J. Cox (D)
U.S. House – California District 21 (central valley, Fresno suburbs)
tjcoxforcongress.com
Filipino-American
2018 election results:
TJ Cox 50.4%
David Valadao 49.6%

Judy Chu (D) – incumbent

U.S. House  –  District 27 (Pasadena)
former Chair of California Board of Equalization
judychu.net
2009 election results:
Judy Chu (D): 62%
Betty Chu (R) 33%
Christopher Agrella (L) 5%
2010 election results:
Chu (D) 71%
Schmerling (R) 29%
2012 election results:
Chu 63.1%
Orswell 36.9%
2014 election results:
Judy Chu (D) 58.6%
Jack Orswell (R) 41.4%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Judy Chu (D)  66.2%
Jack Orswell (R)  28.1%
2016 election results:
Judy Chu (D)  67.4%
Jack Orswell (R)  32.6%
2018 primary results:
Judy Chu (D)  82.8%
Bryan Witt (D)  17.2%
2018 election results:
Judy Chu 78.4%
Bryan Witt 21.6%

Ted Lieu (D) – incumbent
U.S. House – California District 33 (Malibu, Beverly Hills)
former California State Senator (Torrance)
tedlieu.com
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
Elan Carr (R) 21.5%
Ted Lieu (D) 19.0%
2014 election results:
Ted Lieu (D) 58.4%
Elan Carr (R) 41.6%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Ted W. Lieu (D)  69.2%
Kenneth W. Wright (R)  30.8%
2016 election results:
Ted W. Lieu (D)  66.4%
Kenneth W. Wright (R)  33.6%
2018 primary results:
Ted Lieu (D)  60.7%
Kenneth Wright (R)  31.5%
2018 election results:
Ted Lieu 68%
Kenneth Wright 32%

Sarah Sun Liew (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 33 (Malibu, Beverly Hills)
drsarahliewforcongress.com

David Kim (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 34 (Los Angeles County)
attorney
davidkim2020.com

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)

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
2012 election results:
Takano 56.8%
Tavaglione 43.2%
2014 election results:
Mark Takano (D) 55.1%
Steve Adams (R) 44.9%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Mark Takano (D)  64.5%
Randy Fox (R)  15.0%
2016 election results:
Mark Takano (D)  65.0%
Doug Shepherd (R)  35.0%
2018 primary results:
Mark Takano (R)  56.8%
Aja Smith (R)  43.2%
2018 election results:
Mark Takano 60.4%
Aja Smith 39.6%

Peggy Huang (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 45 (Irvine)
attorney
peggyforcongress.com

Fuji Shioura (Independent)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 46 (Anaheim, Santa Ana)
fuji.vote

Candidates for U.S. House – California District 47 (Long Beach)
Sou Moua (R)
Amy Phan West (R)
businesswoman
amyphanwestforcongress.com

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
Primary: March 3, 2020

(open seat)
Tom Wong (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – California District 53 (San Diego)
professor
tomwongforcongress.com

Stephanie Murphy (D) – incumbent
U.S. House – Florida District 7 (Seminole, Orange and Volusia counties)
businesswoman and defense expert
stephaniemurphyforcongress.com
Vietnamese-American
2016 election results:
Stephanie Murphy (D)  51.5%
John Mica (R)  48.5%
2018 primary results:
Stephanie Murphy 86.2%
Chardo Richardson 13.8%
2018 election results:
Stephanie Murphy 57.7%
Mike Miller 42.3%

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

Ms. Tulsi Gabbard (D) – incumbent
U. S. House – Hawaii District 2
(rural and most suburban areas of Honolulu, rest of Hawaii)
member – Honolulu City Council
former Hawai`i State Legislator (District 42 in West Oahu)
votetulsi.com
Primary results:
Gabbard 50.2%
Hannemann 35.8%
Kia’aina 5.96%
2012 election results:
Gabbard 80.6%
Crowley 19.4%
2014 election results:
Tulsi Gabbard (D) 75.8%
Kawika Crowley (R) 17.9%
2016 election results:
Tulsi Gabbard (D)  76.2%
Angela Kaaihue (R)  17.7%
2018 election results:
Tulsi Gabbard 77.4%
Brian Evans 22.6%

Raja Krishnamoorthi (D) – incumbent
U.S. House – Illinois District 8 (Chicago suburbs)
businessman, attorney
rajaforcongress.com
Primary results:
Krishnamoorthi 57%
Noland 29%
Bullwinkel 13%
2016 election results
Raja Krishnamoorthi (D)  58.1%
Pete DiCianni (R)  41.9%
2018 election results:
Raja Krishnamoorthi 65.7%
JD Diganvker 34.3%

(Freshman)
Andy Kim (D)
U.S. House – New Jersey District 3 (Burlington, Ocean Counties)
former national security advisor
AndyKimForCongress.com
2018 election results:
Andrew Kim (D) 49.9% (150,510)
Tom MacArthur (R) 48.8% (147,036)
Lawrence Berlinski Jr. (Constitution Party) 1.3% (3,846)

Grace Meng (D) – incumbent
U.S. House – New York District 6 (Queens)
former NY state representative
GraceforNewYork.com
Primary results:
Meng  50.7%
Lancman  28.1%
Crowley  16.1%
Mitmman  5.1%
2012 election results:
Meng 67.7%
Halloran 31.2%
2014: unopposed
2016 election results:
Grace Meng (D)  64.9%
Danniel Maio (R)  24.4%
2018 election results:
Grace Meng 90.4%
Tom Hillgardner (G) 9.2%

Sri Preston Kulkarni (D)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 22 (Houston suburbs)
kulkarniforcongress.com
Primary results:
Sri Preston Kulkarni  31.8%
Letitia Plummer  24.3%
Run-off results:
Sri Preston Kulkarni  62.12%
Letitia Plummer 37.88%
2018 election results:
Peter G. “Pete” Olson 51.4%
Sri Preston Kulkarni 46.4%

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)

Mr. Nhat-Nam Nguyen Pham (R)
Candidate for U.S. House – Texas District 32 (Dallas)

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)
2018: unopposed

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
(top 2 advance to general election)
2014 primary results
Pramila Jayapal (D) 54.2%
Louis Watanabe (D) 16.1%
2014 election results:
Pramila Jayapal (D) 70.54%
Louis Watanabe (D) 29.46%
2016 election results
Pramila Jayapal (D)  56.1%
Brady Walkinshaw (D)  43.9%
2018 election results:
Pramila Jayapal 83.2%
Craig Keller 16.8%


State Contests

(California candidates listed by district)

(Freshman)
Amish Shah (D)
Arizona House – District 24 (Phoenix, Scottsdale, Tempe)
physician
amishforarizona.com
2018 primary results:
Amish Shah 29%
Jennifer Longdon 21%
Ken Clark 18%
Denise Link 10%
John Glenn 9%
Marcus Ferrell 8%
Fred Dominguez 5%
2018 election results:
Jennifer Longdon (D) 40.3%
Amish Shah (D) 39.2%
David Alger Sr. (R) 20.5%
(two seats)

Open seat
Mr. Mani Grewal (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 5 (Stockton)
member, Modesto City Council
manigrewalforsenate.com

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)

Joseph Cho (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 29 (Yorba Linda, Anaheim)
member, Cerritos City Council
josephcho4statesenate.com

Dave Min (D)
Candidate for California Senate – District 37 (Irvine)
law professor
davemin.com

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
2015 election results:
David Ryu 54.8%
Carolyn Ramsay  45.2%

Grace Yoo
Candidate for Los Angeles City Council – District 10
graceyoocd10.com

David Chiu (D)
California Assembly – District 17 (San Francisco)
former Board of Supervisor member
votedavidchiu.com
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
David Chiu (D) 48.4%
David Campos (D) 43.1%
2014 election results:
David Chiu (D) 51.5%
David Campos (D) 48.5%
2016 primary results
David Chiu (D)  88.5%
Matthew Del Carlo (R)  11.5%
2016 election results:
David Chiu (D)  86.3%
Matthew Del Carlo (R)  13.7%
2018 primary results:
David Chiu (D)  82.4%
Alejandro Fernandez (D) 17.6%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2018 election results:
David Chiu (D) 76.6%
Alejandro Fernandez (D) 23.4%
2020: unopposed

Rob Bonta (D)
(Filipino)
California Assembly – District 18 (Oakland , Alameda and San Leandro)
Vice mayor of Alameda
robbonta.com
2012 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Bonta (D) 36.8%
Guillen (D)27.9%
2012 election results:
Bonta 51.2%
Guillen 48.8%
2014 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
(only 2 candidates)
2014 election results:
Rob Bonta (D) 86.5%
David Erlich (R) 13.5%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Rob Bonta (D)  89.1%
Roseann Slonsky-Breault (R)  10.9%
2016 election results:
Rob Bonta (D)  87.0%
Roseann Slonsky-Breault (R)  13.0%
2018 primary results:
Rob Bonta (D)  88.3%
Stephen Slauson (R)  11.7%
2018 election results:
Rob Bonta 87.2%
Stephen Slauson 12.8%

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
2012 primary results:
Ting (D) 56%
Breyer (D) 22%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2012 election results:
Ting 58.2%
Breyer 41.8%
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
(only 2 candidates)
2014 election results:
Phil Ting (D) 77.1%
Rene Pineda (R) 22.9%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Phil Ting (D)  83.6%
Carlos “Chuck” Taylor (R)  16.4%
2016 election results:
Phil Ting (D)  80.1%
Carlos “Chuck” Taylor (R)  19.9%
2018 primary results:
Phil Ting (D)  80.4%
Keith Bogdon (R)  16.0%
2018 election results:
Phil Ting 82.1%
Keith Bogdon 17.9%

Candidates for California State Assembly District 20 (Hayward)
Mr. Vipan Singh Bajwa (D)
Accountant
vipanbajwa.com
Son Nguyen (R)
sonnguyenforassembly.org

Peter Ohtaki (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 24 (Silicon Valley)
member, Menlo Park City Council

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

Ash Kalra (D)
California Assembly – District 27 (Santa Clara county)
ashkalra.com
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Madison Nguyen (D) 34.3%
Ash Kalra (D)  19.8%
Van Le (R)  14.7%
Cong Thanh Do (D)  6.1%
2016 election results:
Ash Kalra (D)  53.2%
Madison Nguyen (D)  46.8%
2018 primary results: unopposed
2018 election results:
Ash Kalra 72.7%
G. Burt Lancaster 27.3%

Evan Low (D)

California Assembly – District 28 (San Jose)
former Mayor of Campbell
evanlow.com
2014 election results:
Evan Low (D) 59.3%
Chuck Page (R) 40.7%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Evan Low (D)  71.5%
Nicholas Sclavos (R)  28.5%
2016 election results:
Evan Low (D)  70.0%
Nicholas Sclavos (R)  30.0%
2018 primary results:
Evan Low (D)  70.2%
Michael L. Snyder (R)  29.8%
2018 election results:
Evan Low 67.4%
Michael Snyder 32.6%

Shomir Banerjee (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 29 (Monterey Bay)
Physician
sb4assembly.org

Vince Fong (R)
California Assembly – District 34 (Kern county)
District director to House Majority Leader and Congressman Kevin McCarthy
vincefong.com
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Vince Fong (R)  60.3%
Perrin Swanlund (D)  24.4%
2016 election results:
Vince Fong (R)  73.2%
Perrin Swanlund (D)  26.8%
2018 primary results:
Vince Fong (R)  77.2%
Nick Nicita (D)  22.8%
2018 election results:
Vince Fong 73.0%
Nick Nicita 27.0%

Open seat
Annie Cho (D)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 38 (Santa Clarita Valley and Simi Valley)
Realtor
anniechoforassembly.com

Ed 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
2012 primary results:
Lin      51.3%
Chau35.6%
Ing13.2%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2012 election results:
Chau 56.6%
Lin 43.4%
2014 primary results:
(top 2 advance to general election)
(only 2 candidates)
2014 election results:
Ed Chau (D) 61.0% (incumbent)
Esthela Torres Siegrist (R) 39.0%
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
unopposed
2016 election results:
Ed Chau (D)  70.0%
Peter Amundson (R)  30.0%
2018 primary results:
Ed Chau (D)  68.1%
Burton Brink (R)  31.9%
2018 election results:
Edwin Chau 68.8%
Burton Brink 31.2%

Phillip Chen (R)
California Assembly – District 55 (Los Angeles, Orange, San Bernardino)
owner, property management company
phillipchen.org
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election)
Gregg D. Fritchle (D) 35.9%
Phillip Chen (R) 21.8%
2016 election results
Phillip Chen (R)  57.7%
Gregg Fritchle (D)  42.3%
2018 primary results:
Phillip Chen (R)  47.6%
Gregg D. Fritchle (D)  22.3%
2018 election results:
Phillip Chen 57.1%
Gregg Fritchle 42.9%

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
2012 primary results:
Muratsuchi    (D) 40.9%
Huey (R) 38.5%
(top 2 advance to general election)
2012 election results:
Muratsuchi 53.8%
Huey 46.2%
2014 election results:
David Hadley (R) 51.4%
Al Muratsuchi (D) 48.6% (incumbent)
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Al Muratsuchi (D) 48.73%
David Hadley (R) (incumbent) 44.58%
Mike Madrigal (D)  6.68%
2016 election results
Al Muratsuchi (D) 53.5%
David Hadley (R) (incumbent) 46.5%
2018 primary results:
Al Muratsuchi (D)  49.3%
Frank A. Scotto (R)  45.0%
2018 election results:
Al Muratsuchi (D) 57.8%
Frank Scotto (R) 42.2%

Steven S. Choi (R)
California Assembly – District 68 (Orange County)
stevenchoi.org
Mayor of Irvine
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Sean Jay Panahi (D)  33.03%
Steven S. Choi (R)  19.81%
2016 election results
Steven S. Choi (R)  60.7%
Sean Jay Panahi (D)  39.3%
2018 primary results:
Steven S. Choi (R)  59.7%
Michelle Duman (D)  40.3%
2018 election results:
Steven S. Choi (R) 56.1%
Michelle Duman (D) 43.9%

Benjamin Yu (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 68 (central Orange County)
Small business owner
electbenjaminyu.com

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%

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

June Yang Cutter (R)
Candidate for California State Assembly District 77 (inland northern San Diego)
Attorney
junecutter.com

Tony Hwang (R)
Connecticut State Senate – District 28 (Weston)
Former member, Connecticut General Assembly – 134th District (Fairfield, Trumbull)
Realtor
first elected 2008
tonyhwang.org
2014 election results:
Tony Hwang (R) 56%
Kim Fawcett (D) 44%
2016 election results:
Tony Hwang (R)  57.3%
Phil Dwyer (D)  37.8%
2018 election results:
Tony Hwang (R) 52.0%
Michelle Lapine McCabe (D) 48.0%

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

Bee Nguyen (D)
Georgia House of Representatives – District 89 (Atlanta area)
Chief-of-staff for Georgia Representative Sam Park
beeforgeorgia.com
2018: no Republican opponent
2017 Special election:
Bee Nguyen  39.7%
Sachin Varghese  34%
Monique Keane  17.4%
David Abbott  8.9%
Run-off
Bee Nguyen (D)  52.4%
Sachin Varghese (D)  47.6%
2018 election results: unopposed

Sam Park (D)
Georgia House of Representatives – District 101 (Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County)
Attorney
samforgeorgia.com
2016 election results
Samuel Park (D)  51.1%
Valerie Clark (R) 48.9%
2018 election results:
Samuel Park (D) 58.6%
Valerie Clark (R) 41.4%

Sue Chew (D)
Idaho State Legislature, District 17-B (Boise)
suechew.com
2006: won with 58.4%
2008: 65%
2012 election results:
Chew 62.7%
Inman 31.3%
Hautzinger 6%
2014: unopposed
2016 election results:
Sue Chew (D)  62.6 %
Tabby Jolley (R)  37.4 %
2018 election results:
Susan Chew (D) 70.1%
Kevin Rhoades (R) 29.9%

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

Freshman
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D)
Illinois House – District 17 (Evanston, Wilmette, Morton Grove, Skokie, Northbrook and Glenview)
jenggforrep.com/
2018 election results:
Jennifer Gong-Gershowitz (D) 68.9%
Peter Lee (R) 31.1%

Freshman
Chris Chyung (D)

Indiana State Representative, District 015
votechyung.com
2018 election results:
Chris Chyung (D)  50.2% (12,468)
Harold Slager (R)  49.8% (12,386)

Freshman
Nima Kulkarni (D)
Kentucky House – District 40
attorney
votenima.com
2018 primary results:
Nima Kulkarni  46.59%
Dennis Horlander (incumbent)  25.37%
Logan Gatti  15.35%
Kelly Gibson  12.68%
2018 election results: 
Nima Kulkarni (D) 74.2%
Joshua Neubert (R) 25.8%

Sonia Chang-Diaz (D)

Massachusetts Senate – District 2 (Suffolk, South End,
Jamaica Plain, Fenway, Roxbury, Dorchester and Chinatown)
soniachangdiaz.com
first elected in 2006
2012 primary results:
Chang-Diaz  76%
Williams  24%
2012 election results: no Republican opponent
2014 election results:
Sonia Chang-Diaz (D) 90%
David Wyatt (R) 10%
2016: unopposed
2018: unopposed

Freshman
Dean Tran (R)
Massachusetts  State Senate – District (Worcester & Middlesex)
former Fitchburg City Councilor
deantran.com
Dec. 5, 2017 special election results
Tran 46.5%
Chalifoux Zephir (D) 42.1%
Freda 9.9%
2018 election results:
Dean Tran (R) 54.3%
Susan Chalifoux-Zephir (D) 45.7%

Tackey Chan (D)

Massachusetts House of Representatives (Second Norfolk District) Quincy, MA
tackeychan.com
2010 election results:
Chan (D) 52%
Iredale (R) 32%
Roos (I) 16%
2012 election results: unopposed
2014: unopposed
2016: unopposed
2018 election results:
Tackey Chan (D) 70.7%
William Burke (R) 29.3%

Rady Mom (D) (incumbent)
Massachusetts House of Representatives – 18th Middlesex District (Lowell, MA)
radymom.com
(Cambodian-American)
2014 election results:
Rady Mom (D) 61%
Fred Bahou (I) 39%
2016 election results:
Rady Mom (D)  72.1%
Kamara Kay (R)  27.9%
2018 primary results:
Rady Mom  35%
Rithy Uong  29%
James Leary  28%
Sam Meas  8%
2018: unopposed

Paul Schmid III (D)
Massachusetts House of Representatives (8th Bristol District) Fall River, MA
reppaulschmid.com
2016: unopposed
2018: unopposed

Donald Wong (R)
Massachusetts House of Representatives (Ninth Essex District)
Saugus, MA
donaldhwong.com
2010 election results:
Wong (R) 51%
Falzone (D) 49%
2012 election results: unopposed
2014 election results:
Donald Wong (R) 61%
Christopher Finn (D) 39%
2016 election results:
Donald Wong (R)  54.5%
Jennifer Migliore (D)  44.7%
2018 election results:
Donald Wong (R) 62.1%
Matthew Crescenzo (D) 34.0%
Michael Coller (Independent) 3.9%

Freshman
Ms. Tram Nguyen (D)
Massachusetts House – 18th Essex
attorney
votetram.com
2018 election results:
Tram Nguyen (D) 54.8%
James Lyons Jr. (R) 45.2%

Freshman
Ms. Padma Kuppa (D)

Candidate for Michigan House of Representatives – District 41 (Troy)
engineer
electpadmakuppa.com
2018 election results:
Padma Kuppa (D) 51.3%
Doug Tietz (R) 48.7%

Stephanie Chang (D)
Michigan House of Representatives – District 6
(Detroit, River Rouge, Ecorse)
Community organizer
stephaniechang.com
2014 election results:
Stephanie Chang (D) 93.55%
Tairia Bridges (R) 5.99%
2016 election results:
Stephanie Chang (D)  92.52%
Attie Pollard (R)  7.48%
2018 primary results:
Stephanie Chang  49.87%
Alberta Talabi  26.41%
Bettie Scott  11.23%
James Cole  5.20%
Stephanie Roehm  4.44 %
Nicholas Rivera  2.85%
2018 election results:
Stephanie Chang (D) 72.3%
Pauline Montie (R) 23.9%
David Bullock (Green) 3.8%
(the first Asian-American woman to serve in the Michigan Legislature)

Freshman
Samantha Vang (D)
Minnesota House – District 40B (Brooklyn Center and eastern Brooklyn Park)
samanthavang.org
(Hmong American)
2018 primary results:
Samantha Vang  46.6%
Cindy Yang  43.4%
Alexander Koenig  9.9%
2018 election results:
Samantha Vang (D) 72.8%
Robert Marvin (R) 27.0%

Freshman
Tou Xiong (D)
Minnesota House – District 53A (East of St. Paul, including southern Maplewood, western Woodbury and Landfall)
Attorney
touxiong53a.com
(Hmong American)
2018 election results:
Tou Xiong (D) 61.1%
Andy Turonie (R) 38.8%

Mr. Fue Lee (D)
Minnesota House of Representatives – District 59A (North Minneapolis)
fuelee.org
2016 Election Results:
Fue Lee  81.26%
Jessica Newville  18.74%
2018 primary results:
Fue Lee  79.5%
Grace Moua  20.5%
2018 election results:
Fue Lee (D) 86.0%
Fred Statema (R) 13.7%

Freshman
Kaohly Her (D)
Minnesota House – District 64A (St. Paul)
herforhouse.com
(Hmong American)
2018 election results:
Kaohly Her (D) 84.1%
Patrick Griffin (R) 15.6%

Freshman

Jay Xiong (D)
Minnesota House – District 67B (east St. Paul)
jayforhouse.com
(Hmong American)
2018 election results:
Jay Xiong (D) 78.1%
Fred Turk (R) 21.6%

Freshman
Julie Radhakrishnan (D)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Hillsborough 22
facebook.com/Rep.LathaMangipudi
2018 election results:
Megan Murray (D) 18.8%
Julie Radhakrishnan (D) 17.4%
Reed Panasiti (R) 16.7%
Daniel Veilleux (D) 16.6%
Peter Hansen (R) 15.9%
Scott Courtemanche (R) 14.7%
(district represented by top 3)

Freshman
Latha Mangipudi (D)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Hillsborough 35
facebook.com/Rep.LathaMangipudi
2018 election results:
Laura Telerski (D) 21.6%
Latha Mangipudi        (D) 21.3%
Skip Cleaver (D) 19.8%
Peter Silva (R) 13.5%
Paul Hutsteiner (R) 11.9%
Michael Mader (R) 11.9%
(district represented by top 3)

Freshman
Mr. Aboul Khan (R)
New Hampshire House of Representatives – Rockingham 20
facebook.com/aboul.khan
2018 election results:
Aboul Khan (R) 20.3%
William Fowler (R) 18.7%
Max Abramson (R) 18.0%
Patricia O’Keefe (D) 16.6%
Greg Marrow (D) 13.8%
Denis Rice (D) 12.6%
(district represented by top 3)

Freshman
Kevin Thomas (D)
New York State Senate – District 6
attorney
kevinthomas2018.com
2018 election results:
Kevin Thomas (D) 50.6%
Kemp Hannon (R) 49.3%

Freshman
John Liu (D)
New York State Senate District 11 (Queens)
Former NYC Comptroller, NYC Council member
facebook.com/Liu.NYC
September 2014 primary results:
Tony Avella  52.2%
John Liu  47.8%
2018 primary results:
John Liu  53%
Tony Avella  47%
2018 election results:
John Liu (D) 53.5%
Vickie Paladino (R) 24.3%
Tony Avella (Independence Party) 20.8%
Simon Minching (Conservative Party) 1.4%

Ron Kim (D)

Member, New York State Assembly – District 40 (Flushing, Murray Hill)
ronkim.com
2012 election results:
Kim 68%
Gim 32%
2014 election results:
Ronald T. Kim (D) 59.74%
Philip N. Gim (R) 30.80%
2016 election results:
Ron Kim    (D)  65.0%
Miriam M. Rodriguez (R)  21.5%
2018 election results:
Ron Kim (D) 87.0%
John Scandalios (Reform) 12.6%

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
Special Election results:
Alice Cancel (D)  39.21%
Yuh-Line Niou (Working Families)  33.64%
Lester Chang (R)  18.95%
Dennis Levy (Green)  3.56%
Sept 2016 primary results:
Yuh-Line Niou  31.8%
Jenifer Rajkumar  18.7%
Paul Newell  16.0%
Alice Cancel*  12.4%
Don Lee  11.4%
Gigi Li  9.6%
2016 election results:
Yuh-Line Niou (D)  67%
Bryan Jung (R)  13.1%
2018: unopposed

Freshman
Jay Chaudhuri (D)
North Carolina State Senate – District 15
attorney
jayfornc.com
2018 election results:
Jay Chaudhuri (D) 73.1%
Alan David Michael (R) 23.3%
Brian Lewis (L) 3.6%

Freshman
Mujtaba A. Mohammed (D)

North Carolina State Senate – District 38
mohammednc.com
Primary results:
Mujtaba A. Mohammed  51.93%
Joel Ford (incumbent)  40.71%
Roderick Davis  4.75%
Tim Wallis  2.60%
2018 election results:
Mujtaba Mohammed (D) 81.7%
Richard Rivette (R) 18.3%

Niraj Antani (R)
Ohio House of Representatives – District 42 (Miamisburg)
nirajantani.com
2014 election results:
Antani 65%
Merris 35%
2016 election results:
Niraj Antani (R) 63.1%
Pat Merris (D)  36.8%
2018 election results:
Niraj Antani (R) 59.5%
Zach Dickerson (D) 40.5%

Cyndi Munson (D)
Oklahoma House of Representatives – District 85
(Nichols Hills, Oklahoma City, The Village, Warr Acres)
cyndimunson.com
2015 election results
Munson 54%
Dank 46%
2016 election results
Cyndi Munson (D)  54.2%
Matt Jackson (R)  45.8%
2018 election results:
Cyndi Munson (D) 57.9%
Matt Jackson (R) 39.6%
Stephen Paulsen (L) 2.4%

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
2018 election results:
Patty Kim (D) 84.0%
Anthony Harrell (R) 16.0%

Less than 55%
Angie Chen Button (R)

Texas House of Representatives – District 112
(Garland and Richardson, Dallas suburbs)
angiebutton.com
2008 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R)  56%
Sandra Phuong Vule (D)  40%
Philip M. White (Lib) 4%
2010 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R) 83%
Troy Camplin (Lib) 17%
2012 election results: unopposed
2014 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R) 81.62%
Michael Binkley       (Lib) 18.37%
2016 primary results:
Angie Chen Button  77.42%
Chris DeHart  22.58%
2016 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R)  57.2%
Jack Blackshear    (D)  42.8%
2018 election results:
Angie Chen Button (R) 51.1%
Brandy Chambers (D) 48.9%

Gene Wu (D)
Texas House of Representatives – District 137 (Houston)
Former prosecutor
genefortexas.com
2012 election results:
Wu 65.72%
Khan 34.27%
2014 election results:
Gene Wu (D) 57.87%
Morad H. Fiki (R) 42.12%
2016 election results:
Gene Wu  (D)  66.99%
Kendall L. Baker (R)  30.3%
2018 election results:
Gene Wu (D) 88.3%
Lee Sharp (L) 11.7%

Hubert Vo (D)
Texas House of Representatives – District 149 (Houston)
hubertvo.com
2004: won with 50.06%
2006: 54.3%
2008: 56%
2010 election results:
Vo (D) 52%
O’Connor (R) 48%
2012 election results:
Vo 61.12%
Williams 38.87%
2014 election results:
Hubert Vo (D) 54.88%
Al Hoang (R) 45.11%
2016 election results:
Hubert Vo (D)  63.6%
Bryan Chu (R)  36.5%
2018 election results:
Hubert Vo (D) 88.3%
Aaron Close (L) 11.7%

Sean Reyes (R)
Utah Attorney General
seanreyes.com
(Filipino)
2014 election results
Reyes 63.1%
Stormont (D)  27%
McCullough (Libertarian)  4%
2016 election results:
Sean D. Reyes (R)  65.4%
Jon V. Harper (D)  25.1%

Karen Kwan (D)
Member, Utah House of Representatives – District 34 (Murray)
votekarenkwan.com
2014 election results
Johnny Anderson (R)  53.4%
Karen Kwan (D)  46.6%
2016 election results
Karen Kwan (D)  54.5%
Macade Jensen (R) 45.6%
2018 election results:
Karen Kwan (D) 59.9%
David Young (R) 40.1%

Bob Hasegawa (D)
Washington State Senate, District 11 (Seattle)
bobhasegawa.com
Former Washington House of Representatives
2004: won with 66.3%
2008: won with 74%
Primary results: unopposed
2010 election results:
Hasegawa (D)  70%
Potter (R) 30%
2012 election results (State Senate):
Hasegawa 69.19%
Thompson 30.81%
2016 election results (State Senate):
Bob Hasegawa (D)  76.4%
Dennis Price (L)  23.6%

Cindy Ryu (D)
Washington House of Representatives, District 32, position 1 (Seattle area)
cindyryu.org
Primary results:
Ryu 68%
McConnell 32%
2010 election results:
Ryu (D) 61%
Coday (R) 39%
2012 election results:
Ryu 71.98%
Hayden 28.02%
2014: unopposed
2016 election results:
Cindy Ryu (D)  75.8%
Alvin Rutledge (R)  24.2%
2018 primary results:
Cindy Ryu (D)  72.48%
Diodato (Dio) Boucsieguez (R)  21.33%
Keith Smith (Centrist)  6.19%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2018 election results:
Cindy Ryu (D) 76.1%
Diodato Boucsieguez (R) 23.9%

Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)

Washington House of Representatives – District 33, position 2 (Seattle)
(appointed to the chamber on December 16, 2013)
miagregerson.com
2014 election results:
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)  55.58%
Jeanette Burrage (R)  44.42%
2016 election results:
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)  55.3%
Jeanette Burrage (R)  44.8%
2018 primary results:
Mia Su-Ling Gregerson (D)  66.51%
Anthony L. Lamb (R)  33.49%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2018 election results:
Mia Gregerson (D) 67.2%
Anthony Lamb (R) 32.8%

Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)

Washington House of Representatives, District 37,
position 1 (Rainier Valley, Madrona, North Beacon Hill)
2004: won with 87.9%
2006: unopposed
2008: unopposed
2010: unopposed
2012: unopposed
2014 election results:
Sharon Tomiko Santos (D) 86.85%
Daniel Bretzke (R) 13.15%
2016 election results:
Sharon Tomiko Santos (D)  90.9%
John Dickinson (I)  9.1%
2018: unopposed

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
Primary results:
My-Linh Thai (D)  42.95%
Michael Appleby (R)  31.53%
Wendy Weiker (D)  25.52%
(Top 2 advance to general election)
2018 election results:
My-Linh Thai (D) 65.2%
Michael Appleby (R) 34.8%

Vandana Slatter (D) – incumbent
Washington House of Representatives – District 48, position 1 (Redmond, Bellevue, and Kirkland)
former Bellevue City councilmember
member, Washington State Board of Pharmacy
vandanaslatter.com
2018: unopposed

Monica Jurado Stonier (D) – incumbent
Washington House of Representatives – District 49b
educator
monicastonier.nationbuilder.com
2018 election results: unopposed

Freshman
Mike Yin (D)
Wyoming House – District 16 (Jackson)
software engineer
electmikeyin.com
2018 election results:
Mike Yin (D) 59.6%
Barbara Allen (R) 40.4%

 

2022 Election

Kamala Harris (D)
U.S. Senate – California
former Attorney General of California
kamalaharris.org
2016 primary results (top 2 advance to general election):
Kamala D. Harris (D)  40.0%
Loretta L. Sanchez (D)  18.9%
2016 election results
Kamala Harris (D)  62.1%
Loretta Sanchez (D)  37.9%

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%

Election Results 2018

Election Results 2017

Election Results 2016

Election Results 2015

Election Results 2014

Discussion

Trackbacks/Pingbacks

  1. Pingback: Increase of Asian political candidates, but not proportionally | PublicAsian - November 4, 2014

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.

Recent Comments

Archives

Categories

%d bloggers like this: