3 Asian Americans have shot to win San Francisco mayor’s race

With David Chiu joining the fray, San Francisco has three Asian Americans running for mayor, perhaps the most APA mayoral candidates for any American city outside of Hawaii.

“It’s never happened, as far as we know,” said Andrew Hong, communications associate for the Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS), a nonprofit, nonpartisan group that tracks and promotes Asian Pacific American participation in politics.

Chiu, currently the president of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, joins city Assessor Phil Ting and state Senator Leland Yee as the three Asian Americans vying to succeed Ed Lee , who was appointed in November as the city’s first Asian American mayor but has said he will not run for a full term.

Read the full post at Hyphen magazine’s blog.

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