The two Orange County Republicans will be sworn into office in January alongside a third Korean American congresswoman-elect, Marilyn Strickland, a Democrat from western Washington state.
Advertisement“How cool is this?” said Ellen Ahn, executive director of the nonprofit Korean Community Services, the largest Korean American social services agency in Orange County.
Steel, chairwoman of the Orange County Board of Supervisors, signaled her intention to continue creating “stepping stones” to public office for young Asian Americans.
“Overall, the questions remain for any of the winners: How committed are they to better listen to Asian American voters?
“Again, Asian American voices are becoming more dominant, as they should be,” Tammy Kim said.