When media outlets called the race for California's 21st Congressional District in favor of incumbent Republican Rep. His campaign looked at the reported vote cast and their projected turnout and declined to concede. Over the next several weeks, Cox pulled ahead as more of the vote was counted. Multiple news outlets that had projected Valadao as the winner retracted their calls — including NBC News — and a month after Election Day, Cox was declared the apparent winner with an vote advantage. Cox is one of three Asian-American and Pacific Islander freshmen representatives-elect who are scheduled to be sworn into Congress next month. Joining him are Andy Kim , who won the seat to represent New Jersey's 3rd Congressional District, and Michael San Nicolas, who is slated to serve as a non-voting representative for Guam.
For second Congress in a row, elected Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders hit new high
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When Rashi Kesarwani and Rigel Robinson sit down at the City Council dais tonight, it will be the first time in 41 years that there has been an Asian-American city councilmember in Berkeley. The new representatives are just two of four recently elected Asian-American officials in Berkeley. Jenny Wong was elected city auditor. He was last re-elected in
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On issues regarding racial identity, like the debate on immigration, a lack of representative democracy leaves many feeling that way. The good news is that Asian-Americans are making progress when it comes to pushing forward representation. In , history was made with the highest number of Asian-Americans elected to Congress, with 18 Asian- Americans and Pacific Islanders.
Asian Americans have a high level of political incorporation in terms of their actual voting population. George Ariyoshi , who served as the Governor of Hawaii from to , was the first American of Asian descent to be elected governor of a state of the United States. David Ige , current governor of Hawaii since December 1, , is of Japanese-American descent, like Ariyoshi, and is additionally the first person of Okinawan descent to hold office in the U.