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NAAO PAC endorses Council candidates
Monday, September 15, 2014 by Jo Clifton
The political action committee for the Network of Asian-American Organizations has announced endorsements for several more City Council district races. These include Jimmy Flannigan for District 6 and Jeb Boyt for District 7. This group’s endorsement is probably more important in those two districts because of the growing Asian-American population in that area. For example, District 6 had an Asian-American population of more than 13 percent as of 2010. This is the largest percentage among the districts. District 7’s Asian-American population is also growing, and was reported to be 9.6 percent as of 2010. Flannigan seems to be getting a majority of Democratic club endorsements, but he will have stiff competition from one or more Republicans in the race. Boyt also faces an array of qualified opponents, with the Asian-American group singling out Melissa Zone for praise as well. The PAC also endorsed Dewayne Lofton in District 1 and Delia Garza in District 2. Earlier, the group endorsed Steve Adler for mayor, Fred McGee for District 3, Gregorio Casar for District 4, Ann Kitchen for District 5, Eliza May for District 8, Kathie Tovo for District 9 and Mandy Dealey for District 10.
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