Endorsed Candidates

Endorsed Candidates


At the heart of the AAAFund’s mission is the endorsement and election of progressive candidates who have an outstanding track record of support for the APIA community. We often focus on races where the APIA community is large enough to influence the outcome of the election.

All of our endorsed candidates have demonstrated the following attributes:

  • Participate actively in Asian Pacific American organizations
  • Demonstrate electoral viability
  • Publicly endorse federal civil rights legislation, and similar state and local
    anti-discrimination laws or legislation
  • Advocate for policies that assist the Asian Pacific American community,
    including on issues relating to civil rights, immigration, glass ceilings,
    underrepresentation, racial profiling, and women’s reproductive freedom.
Representative Ami Bera
California 7th congessional district
Representative Stephanie Murphy
Florida's 7th District
Xavier Becerra
California Attorney General
Gil Cisneros
California's 39th congressional district
TJ Cox
TJ Cox
California 21st congressional district
Debra Haaland
New Mexico's 1st District
Andrew Janz
California's 22nd District
Ben Jealous
Governor - Maryland
Andy Kim
New Jersey 3rd congressional district
Sri Preston Kulkarni
Sri Preston Kulkarni
Texas 22nd congressional district
Susie Lee
Nevada's 3rd District
Anita Malik
Arizona's 6th congressional district
Gina Ortiz Jones
Gina Ortiz Jones
Texas 23rd congressional district
Aftab Pureval
Aftab Pureval
Ohio 1st congressional district
Jacky Rosen
Nevada Senate
Hiral Tipirneni
Arizona 8th congressional district
Cort VanOrsten
Representative Judy Chu
California's 27th District
Representative Mark Takano
California's 41st District
Representative Ted Lieu
California's 33rd District
Representative Doris Matsui
California's 6th District
Representative Raja Krishnamoorthi
Illinois' 8th District
Representative Grace Meng
New York's 6th District
Representative Pramila Jayapal
Washington's 7th District
Representative Bobby Scott
Virginia's 3rd District
Helen Gym
Philadelphia City Councilmember

Learn more about the AAAFund Endorsement Process