Asian-American Political Engagement

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In recent months, the profile of Asian-Americans in elected office in the Bay Area and beyond has risen, with newly sworn-in mayors in Oakland and San Francisco, and an increased presence in Sacramento. We look at the political evolution, and what it may signify.


Taeku Lee, professor of political science and law at UC Berkeley

James Lai, associate professor of political science and ethnic studies at Santa Clara University

Jane Kim, San Francisco supervisor for District 6

Evan Low, Campbell City councilmember and senior district representative for State Assemblymember Paul Fong