The former Democratic presidential candidate Andrew Yang officially threw his name in the crowded race for New York City mayor on Thursday morning, promising to rebuild the city ravaged by the coronavirus.
The story: According to CNN, Yang announced his candidacy at a rally in Upper Manhattan.
A 21-year-old Indian politician and college student has officially become the youngest mayor in India’s history on Dec. 28.
Arya Rajendran won 54 votes out of the 100-member Council in December and is now the mayor of Thiruvananthapuram Corporation, a city and the capital of Kerala, India, according to The Hindu.
Andrew Yang has reportedly been caught filming the announcement of his mayoral run in New York City.
Reports of the former Democratic presidential candidate vying for the Big Apple’s highest office first made rounds in mid-December, but an official statement is yet to be made.
After announcing the end of his presidential campaign on Feb. 11, Andrew Yang is now reportedly considering running for mayor in New York City.
The 45-year-old former Democratic presidential candidate spoke about his potential candidacy with BuzzFeed News on Tuesday morning while aboard Amtrak’s Acela Express train.
A Chinese American mayoral candidate in San Francisco ignited controversy for funding a “racist” billboard that targeted the city’s incumbent African American mayor.
Ellen Lee Zhou, whose supporters have branded as the “Chinese Donald Trump,” sponsored the billboard showing a Black woman in a red dress and heels with her feet up, holding a cigarette in one hand and a stack of cash in the other.
Denver Woman Running for Mayor Didn’t Think Chinatowns are Needed, Deletes Herself From Social Media
Denver mayoral candidate Jamie Giellis deleted her social media accounts after she received some backlash over her posts about Latinos and Asians online.
The controversy began when Giellis was unable to identify the NAACP (National Association for the Advancement of Colored People) during an interview on the Brother Jeff Fard show last week, according to 9News.
Sadaf Jaffer is the first South Asian woman to become a mayor in New Jersey and the first female Pakistani-American mayor in the United States.
The Montgomery Committeewoman sworn in as the mayor of the township during its reorganization meeting on January 3 with Attorney General Gurbir Grewal initiating the oath of office, according to India Abroad.
San Francisco Mayor candidate Jane Kim became the target of racial slurs during a local campaign event that was consequently canceled on Saturday.
Jane Kim had just finished her speech and yielded to the audience for questions when some residents in the Fillmore district suddenly threw insults at her.
San Francisco Mayor candidate Jane Kim, who could be the first Asian American woman to serve as mayor of the city, recently took to Medium to share poorly researched and incredibly biased interview questions from a reporter for the San Francisco Chronicle, one of the city’s most prestigious newspapers.
On May 2, Kim received “vague” interview questions about her background by email from the Chronicle reporter but was quick to spot how the questions were engineered to result in a biased article meant to smear her, a point Kim speculated is related to the negative attacks from her opponent, billionaire and influential Silicon Valley investor Ron Conway.
With the unexpected death of Mayor Ed Lee, the first Asian-American and Chinese-American to hold mayoral office in San Francisco, there is now a special election to elect a new mayor this June 2018 before the end of the term in 2019. One of the candidates running is Jane Kim, a current member of the San Francisco Board of Supervisors. If elected, she would be “the city’s first female Asian-American mayor.” I had the chance to sit down and interview her about her experience as an Asian-American in politics, and her upcoming race for mayor.
I’m Nadya, a 19-year-old and sophomore at Harvard College, and I ran for office last year. Although I didn’t win, it was a terrifying, exhausting, unforgettable, and extremely meaningful journey, and I am celebrating that my campaign team and I made historic waves with student and youth turnout in the election. While I was running, I looked up to Jane Kim as inspiration for another woman who looked like me and ran her first race for local office when she was 26-years-old.
An Indonesian politician drew backlash on local social media after an image of him kicking a group of police officers in the chest during their appointment ceremony went viral.
Mataram Mayor Ahyar Abduh of West Nusa Tenggara appointed a new batch of members to the city’s Public Order Agency (Satpol PP), during a ceremony held Wednesday, when he lined them up and gave each of them a kick in the chest, Kompas reported via Coconuts Jakarta.
Editor’s Note: This post has been updated to clarify Jane Kim’s position on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Jane Kim, San Francisco’s first Korean-American elected official as well as a member of San Francisco’s Board of Supervisors, officially announced her plan to run for the city’s mayor position next year as she filed all the paperwork needed at the elections office on December 20, Wednesday.