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The Results — APIAs in the primaries

The Results — APIAs in the primaries

By Staff
Northwest Asian Weekly

Could last Tuesday’s election be a sign of things to come in November?

Though we did see some Asian and Pacific Islander Americans (APIA) advance to the general election, the percentage of the vote APIA candidates garnered could mean that there is a tough road ahead for all of the candidates.

In both King and Pierce Counties, which have APIAs running, the top two candidates who garner the most votes in the primary, regardless of political party, will move forward to the general election in November.

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Posted in Community News, Features, Vol 30 No 34 | 8/20-8/26Comments (0)

Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?

Who are the Asian Americans in the local primaries?

Compiled by Keishi Matsuda
Northwest Asian Weekly

For the upcoming primary elections on Aug. 16, there are many Asian candidates who are aiming to represent the different communities in the Greater Seattle area. Listed below are some of the Asian American candidates that you may want to keep an eye on. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, National News, Vol 30 No 32 | 8/6-8/12Comments (0)

Commentary: Undeterred by election results, I will continue fighting for a truly non-partisan King County Council

Commentary: Undeterred by election results, I will continue fighting for a truly non-partisan King County Council

Diana Toledo

By Diana Toledo
For Northwest Asian Weekly

In 2010, I ran for the King County Council on a non-partisan platform of responsible reform, government accountability, and job growth. I was supported by grass-roots groups, concerned citizens, friends, and neighbors. I was honored to have made it past the primary and have earned the endorsements of two of my former opponents who understood that we must fight against the status quo. Unfortunately, I was outspent 10 to one, and my grass roots effort was unable to secure the number of votes necessary to take a seat on the King County Council. However, in conceding to my opponent, I think it is important to express my closing thoughts and to share with you my plans for the future. Read the full story

Posted in Commentaries, Vol 29 No 47 | 11/20-11/26Comments (1)

The results of the primaries – Which Asian Americans are moving ahead?

The results of the primaries – Which Asian Americans are moving ahead?

By Chinami Tajika
Northwest Asian Weekly

From left to right, top to bottom: Bob Hasegawa, Charles Allen, Chris Marr, Cindy Ryu, Diana Toledo, Doris Fujioka McConnell, Ketu Shah, Mike Park, Paull Shin, Shahram Hadian, Sharon Tomiko Santos, Steve Hobbs

The 2010 primary election took place on Aug. 17. The top two candidates who earned the most votes in the primary will move forward to the general election in November. Seven Asian Americans (out of 94 candidates) were able to move forward. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, News, Vol 29 No 35 | 8/28 - 9/3Comments (0)

Asian Americans to take city hall, even U.S. senate?

Asian Americans to take city hall, even U.S. senate?

By Lee Xie
Northwest Asian Weekly

It’s safe to say that there’s a shortage of Asians in government-related jobs, but here are some candidates who might change that. From senator hopefuls to judge contenders, here are the Asians in Washington running for office in 2010. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 32 | 8/7-8/13Comments (3)

Filipino American Diana Toledo enters race for King County Council, seeks reforms

Filipino American Diana Toledo enters race for King County Council, seeks reforms

By James Tabafunda
Northwest Asian Weekly

Diana Toledo shares her thoughts at a June 14 King County Council meeting on an ordinance regarding regional animal services.

She developed a passion for helping people early in her life. Because her mother, Alice Coker-Toledo, operated a neighborhood food bank in Seattle in the late 70s, she learned how one person can make an impact on the lives of many others. She still remembers delivering food to the homes of low-income residents and to senior centers at the age of 10.

Now at 38, Diana Toledo, a Filipino American born and raised in Seattle, wants to continue in public service but on a much larger scale. On June 3, she announced her candidacy to represent King County’s District 8 — which covers the International District, West Seattle, SoDo, Pioneer Square, Normandy Park, Burien, North Highline, West Beacon Hill, Maury and Vashon Islands, and parts of Tukwila, SeaTac, and West Hill. Read the full story

Posted in Community News, Profiles, Vol 29 No 28 | 7/10-7/16Comments (4)

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