Look Ma, No Fins
Asian Week - almost 6 years
Assemblyman Paul Fong and former school board member Eddie Chin
The Saint of Sharks still swims thanks to last year’s district lines. However, Assemblyman Paul Fong, chair of the Assembly Committee on Elections and Redistricting could only watch last year as a reform-minded redistricting committee redrew California’s political boundaries. “I had nothing to do with redistricting at all, except that I monitored them,” said Fong at an April SF Chinatown meeting. “I am the only Asian American who lost an Asian American district”… EXCLUSION ACT OF 2011: His revamped 28th Assembly District, where he’s seeking re-election June 5, has collapsed from a 44% Asian Pacific American district (former District 22) to 19% APA according to Fong. Out are at least three-quarters of the district – APA strongholds Cupertino, Saratoga, Mountain View, Santa Clara and North of San Jose. Although his district remains strongly Democratic, it’s more affluent and white, including Los Altos, Campbell and Cupe...
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