National Asian American Organization Endorses Dan Koh In 3rd District Congressional Race
Apr 05, 2018 05:38AM
By Theresa Gilman
(Editor's Note: the following information was provided by the office of Dan Koh for Congress.)
ANDOVER, MA – Underscoring that Dan Koh would be the “first Asian American
Congressman from Massachusetts,” ASPIRE PAC today endorsed Dan Koh in the 3rd District
congressional race. ASPIRE PAC, which is chaired by Congresswoman Grace Meng
(D-NY), focuses on supporting Asian American and Pacific Islander candidates.
“ASPIRE is excited to support Dan’s campaign,” said Congresswoman Meng. “Dan would be the first-ever Korean American Democrat in Congress, and the first Asian American Congressman from Massachusetts. Throughout his career, Dan has been a dedicated advocate for AAPI communities. He knows that our diversity makes us stronger.”
“I am so grateful to have ASPIRE PAC’s support,” stated Koh. “My family immigrated to the United States from Korea and Lebanon, and was able to live the American Dream. I am incredibly proud of my heritage, and I will continue to promote and support Asian Americans and other people of color in leadership positions.”
About ASPIRE PAC
ASPIRE PAC was proud to welcome six new Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) Members of Congress in the 2016 election. Tammy Duckworth (IL) and Kamala Harris (CA) were elected to the Senate. In the House of Representatives, Stephanie Murphy (FL-07), first Vietnamese American woman; Pramila Jayapal (WA-07), first Indian American woman; Raja Krishnamoorthi (IL-08); and Ro Khanna (CA-17) all won their elections.
About Dan Koh
A native of Andover of Korean-Lebanese descent whose great-grandparents came to Lawrence over a century ago, Dan is dedicated to preserving the American Dream that made his own story possible. Dan most recently served as Chief of Staff to Boston Mayor Marty Walsh, where he managed 18,000 employees and a $3 billion budget during one of the most prosperous four-year stretches in Boston’s history. In Congress, Dan will stand up to President Trump and promote universal healthcare and a forward-looking jobs program so that everyone can get ahead.