By Assunta Ng
Election year is great for the Chinatown parade, at least financially, because each candidate is required to pay $500 for entry.
The 10 candidates who walked in the parade helped cover expenses for the parade, including police supervision, street closures, insurance, and other expenses.
Five-hundred dollars might seem like a lot of money, but it’s considered affordable compared to more expensive television advertisements or direct mail to voters. (end)