Asian-Americans Made History on Election Day

Originally posted by the DNC, November 15, 2018. 

This election, Asian-Americans made history. From Andy Kim’s win in New Jersey to Nima Kulkarni in Kentucky, Asian-American Democrats won seats up and down ballot. Here are some highlights:

Who is Andy Kim? Meet N.J.’s first Asian-American congressman

“I never thought that I would run for Congress,” Kim said in a video announcing his candidacy. “But I also never thought the representative from my home district would lead the charge for taking healthcare away from millions of Americans.”

First Asian-American, ‘Activist’ Attorney General Elected To Statewide Office In Connecticut

A 45-year-old state representative from Stamford who grew up in the Hartford area marked another first for Connecticut politics on Election Day. William Tong became the first Asian-American in the state’s history to win a statewide office with his election as Attorney General.

2 Immigrants Become First Asian-Americans Elected To New York State Senate

Democrat John Liu, who was born in Taiwan, won the District 11 state Senate seat on Tuesday, defeating three other challengers. Indian-American attorney Kevin Thomas, who immigrated to the U.S. when he was 10 years old, beat out Republican incumbent Kemp Hannon for the state’s District 6 Senate seat.

Kentucky elects first Indian-American Nima Kulkarni as state representative

Kentucky has elected its first Indian-American as state representative. Democrat Nima Kulkarni will represent District 40 in Frankfort. […] Kulkarni is an attorney and community activist who says she wants to protect public education and fight for better healthcare.

Democrat Josh Kaul Is Wisconsin’s Next Attorney General

After the race for Wisconsin’s next Attorney General was neck and neck all night, we have a winner. And it’s Democrat Josh Kaul, former federal prosecutor and son of the former Attorney General Peg Lautenschlager.