- Sokhary Chau, a 49-year-old Cambodian refugee and former city council member, was sworn in as mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday.
- He now represents the city of more than 115,000 residents and its nearly 25% Asian population.
Sokhary Chau was sworn in as mayor of Lowell, Massachusetts, on Monday.
Chau, 49, is a Cambodian refugee and came to the U.S. at a young age to escape the Khmer Rouge. He became a Lowell city council member in 2019, and he was unanimously picked by the city council members to be mayor on Monday, according to the Associated Press (AP).