First Ever Asian American Bay Area Mayors Hit Stumbling Blocks

While Jean Quan is the first Asian American mayor of Oakland and Ed Lee is the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco, a string of events have both of the Northern Californian mayors in the hot seat the exact same time. Ed Lee and the SF Neighbor alliance is “under fire this week after witnesses revealed to The Chronicle that they had observed workers at a Chinatown voting station on Friday filling in absentee ballots for voters,” while in Oakland Quan is facing criticism for using tear gas and rubber bullets on Occupy Oakland protesters. An unrelated official notice of intent has been filed to recall Jean Quan, due in part to “public safety issues.”

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About Ernie

I'm the creator of 8 Asians and one of the editors. While I'm a regular blogger to the site as well, think of my role as Barbara Walters on "The View," except without the weird white hair. During the day, I'm a Developer for a major Internet company and live in the San Francisco Bay Area. I've also been writing in my blog,, for seven years.
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