Asian Wave Alliance Congratulates Our Endorsed Candidates in the November 2022 General Election
Updated: Nov 20, 2022
We are proud that seven of Asian Wave Alliance’s (AWA) endorsed candidates won their race. This is a win for the Asian community and an encouraging sign for growing our electoral participation and representation in the United States and New York State government. Both of AWA’s endorsed US congressional representatives won their seats: Nicole Malliotakis (NY-11) was re-elected to represent Brooklyn and Staten Island, and George Santos (NY-3) was elected in an open seat representing northeast Queens and Long Island. In Queens, Joseph Addabbo (SD15) and Nily Rozic (AD25) handily won re-elections to represent Asian communities in Queens. Our Brooklyn communities will be represented by William Colton (AD47) and Lester Chang (AD49) in the State Assembly. Parent advocate and newly-elected Sam Pirozzolo (AD63) has been elected to represent a growing Asian community on Staten Island.
For the newly drawn Brooklyn district, the results for Vito LaBella (SD17) are too close to call at this time. The outcome of Sharon Liao (AD40) and Alec Brook-Krasny (AD46) will likely be confirmed upon full account of mailed-in ballots.
While our statewide candidates did not prevail, we note that Congressman Lee Zeldin did very well in the Asian communities of Queens and Brooklyn which contributed to his stellar performance in a deep blue state even if falling short of winning the governor’s seat. We acknowledge the hard work of AWA’s other endorsed candidates including Michael Henry (Attorney General), Paul Rodriguez (Comptroller), and Joe Pinion (US Senate), Stefano Forte (SD11), and Maria Danzilo (SD47), and appreciate how they engaged with our community and for their sincere desire to represent the Asian communities’ interests and priorities.
As the first general election endorsement for Asian Wave Alliance, we believe we have made a significant contribution to educating our communities on the election process and informing them of the issues and candidates that will impact our daily lives in New York. We will continue to strengthen our participation in the democracy of this great country that we call our home.
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