Forty-eight Filipino American elected officials and leaders are among the over 250 Asian American and Pacific Islanders (AAPIs) who have publicly thrown their support behind former Vice President Joe Biden.
The Fil-Ams include elected officials, California Assemblymembers Rob Bonta and Todd Gloria; Artesia Councilmember and California Democratic Party AAPI Caucus Chair Melissa Ramoso; Peter Urscheler, Phoenixville, Pennsylvania mayor; and Hawaii state Senators Donovan Dela Cruz and Lorraine Inouye.
Overall, the group consists of AAPI elected officials, community leaders, small business owners, activists and artists around the country.
California, New York, Texas, New Jersey and Hawaii are among the states with the largest share of Asian American eligible voters, it added.
The full list of Fil-Ams supporting Biden include:AAPI Caucus LeadershipDan Santos, Clark County (NV) Democratic Party AAPI Caucus ChairCora Quisumbing-King, New Hampshire Democratic Party AAPI Caucus Co-ChairJoshua Ang Price, Arkansas Democratic Party AAPI Caucus ChairMelissa Ramoso, California Democratic Party AAPI Caucus ChairAngelito Tenorio, Democratic AAPI Caucus of Wisconsin (Ad Hoc) Co-ChairState elected officialsSen. Regine Biscoe Lee, Guam LegislatureDel.