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50 years in the making: Asian-American could join San Diego City Council

50_years_in_the_making_Asian_could_join_Council_-_10News.com_KGTV_ABC10_San_Diego_-_2014-06-27_09.42.13.pngThis story was reported for 10News on Mar. 12, 2014.

It’s an election that can be considered consequential by many standards but for one ethnic population, the stakes are pretty high.

An Asian-American will likely be elected in November to the San Diego City Council for the first time in 52 years. It’s a huge feat for local Asian-Americans, who make up 16 percent of the population in the city of San Diego.

Five candidates, four of whom are Asian-American, are vying to represent District 6 when the City Council expands to nine seats in late 2014. Three candidates—Mitz Lee, Chris Cate and Carol Kim—are considered front-runners, and one will likely be the first Asian-American to serve since Chinese-American Thomas Hom was elected in 1962. Other candidates include security manager De Le and special education assistant Jane Glasson.

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