Democratic National Convention: John Chiang & Mike Honda

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Tuesday was the second day of the Democratic National Convention, being held in Denver, Colorado. The highlight for the evening for most was Hillary Clinton’s speech, but for me, I was overjoyed to see both John Chiang, California State Comptroller (bio , speech – text) and

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Mike Honda, California Congressman (bio , speech – text) speak.

I have blogged a lot about both John Chiang and Mike Honda, and am proud to have met both of them on several occasions, and even prouder that as prominent Asian American politicans, they were able to speak at the convention. They also both make me proud that they represent me and my interests in California at the state and federal level. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to make it to the DNC this week.

Like most speeches at political conventions (both Democratic and Republican), Chiang and Honda didn’t say anything new or revolutionary. But putting Asian Americans faces to American dreams to me is very important, considering our low representation in public office.

Locally, ABC7 News did a segment on John Chiang and Mike Honda and Asian Americans being the “sleeping giant” in American politics (at least in California, where Asian Americans are 12% of the state’s voting population).

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About John

I'm a Taiwanese-American and was born & raised in Western Massachusetts, went to college in upstate New York, worked in Connecticut, went to grad school in North Carolina and then moved out to the Bay Area in 1999 and have been living here ever since - love the weather and almost everything about the area (except the high cost of housing...)
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