Wednesday, November 8, 2006
Blong Xiong Wins City Council Seat in Fresno
In the local race I was watching most closely, Blong Xiong defeated Scott Miller to win the District 1 Fresno City Council seat. He is the first Asian Pacific American to serve on the City Council (can you say, long overdue?) and only the third Hmong American City Council person in California. Blong is a well-respected man who will work hard to bring good ideas to the district. I've met him on several occasions, and during one he referred to me as his "Korean brother." Miller, who ran a good campaign, holds him in high regard---as the rest of the city soon will, too. Congratulations, Blong!