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Asian Americans Face Unique Odds When Running for Office

Asian Americans have been described as the “Next Sleeping Giant” in American politics. The Asian American electorate is projected to double in the next 25 years, as the overall Asian population expands by 74 percent. The western state of California is home to about one-third of the nation’s Asian Americans, and some of them have chosen a political career, including immigrants who have become U.S. citizens. But these candidates have learned that running for office poses some unique...

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