2012 Endorsement Convention
80-20 Delegate Election
Dear 80-20 Member:
Please vote for 11 Delegates from EACH of the following political groups.
When making your selections, please also take into account the need for DIVERSITY in the background of our Delegates such as ethnic background, gender, and geographic location for each group.
Thank you for participating in the 80-20 Delegate election.
Election Monitor Committee
80-20 Initiative, Inc.
Alice Huang: Pasadena, CA; Scientist/Professor
Life member; Awards Committee Chair; 80-20 Board member; Delegate 2008 Endorsement Convention.
I have been a member of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists of America and of C100. I have worked in a variety of ways to promote the full participation of Chinese-Americans in the mainstream of the society in the United States and to insure equal opportunity for women and minority groups.
Bevan Wu: Palo Alto, CA; President of BW & Associates
80-20 member, life member of OCA
Life member of OCA, President of OCA-Denver Chapter. Established OCA Boulder, Colorado Chapter. Hosted OCA National Convention in Denver, Colorado. Organized CAPPA - (Colorado Asian Pacific Political Association) in Denver-Boulder area to educate and assisting Colorado Asian Pacific community for voter registration, political candidates survey to help CAPPA community deciding which candidates to vote, culture event activities in Denver/Boulder Area
Beverly Hong: Washington, DC; Linguistics Academic
80-20 member; Vietnamese Chinese American; former Board member.
David Blount-Porter: El Sobrante, CA; Ambassador at Large for the Sultanate of Sulu
Consultant to 80-20.
Edward Lin: Osprey, FL; Physician, Inventor and Founder of Ingenious Technologies
Active Board member since 2005, Family Life Member and Founding Patron, active supporter of calls to actions, and Delegate to 2008 Endorsement Convention. Lobbied senators and congressmen in person in Wash DC on federal judgeship and other AsAm issues.
Board member of AsAm Federation of FL (until 2011); co-founder, former President and Chairman Emeritus of the Gulfcoast Chinese American Association (GCAA). I’m driven by an innate passion to improve the conditions of my community through thoughtful and effective advocacy, and am committed to achieving equal opportunity and justice for all Asian Americans.
Fel Amistad: Burlingame, CA; Professor
Board member; former VP of 80-20 PAC; Delegate to 2004 Endorsement Convention.
Piyush Agrawal: Weston, FL; Business, President
80-20 member. Indian American community leader and former Board candidate
Chairman: Asian American Federation of Florida (2006-08); President: Asian American Federation ofFlorida (2003-06)
; Chairman: U.S. Census 2000 Advisory Committee for Asian Population (Elected six times between 1993 - 2002); National President: The Association of Indian in America (2000- 2004); National Coordinator USA: The Global Organization of People of Indian Origin: GOPIO (2005-2011)
; Senior Vice President: GOPIO International (World Wide Diaspora) (2011-current)
Radwan Chowdhury: Jacksonville, FL; Founder & CEO
Rajjan Chaudhary: Morganville, NJ; Bank Associate (retired)
Family Life Member. Indian American community leader and co-founder of 80-20 NJ. Recruited more than a dozen members for 80-20 national in 2011.
Founding member of Indian American Forum for Political Education (1987); Supported all Asian American candidates running for elective position in NJ.
Rossana Huang: Irvine, CA; International Daily News - Director, Media Relations and Public Affairs
80-20 member; frequent supporter of calls to action.
Board Member - Asian Pacific Islander American Public Affairs Association-Southern California Chapter. Has worked on Election many local and national political campaigns.
Ved Chaudhary: Morganville, NJ; Assistant Commissioner - NJDEP (retired)
80-20 Secretary; Coordinator of Collective Leadership; Co-Founder of NJ Chapter; Life Member.
Co-Founder and former president of of Indian American Forum for Political Education, NJ Chapter
Vivek Swaroop: Ft. Lauderdale, FL; President GOPIO SFL
I have actively served the APA community for more than 15 years. Was producer host of an Asian American Cable program, produced and hosted more tha 300 shows. I was Associate Publisher of Asian American newspaper in South Florida. Organized an Asian American Cultural Festival. Was Partnership Specialist with Census Bureau and responsible for outreach to South Asian organizations and communities. On the Board of Asian American Federation of Florida.
Wenxia Raiti: Jacksonville, FL; CPA/Corporate Tax Manager
Family Life Member
Long-time member of CASTP - Pittsburgh Chapter. I served as the Treasurer JAAA (Jacksonville Asian American Alliance) in 2009. I am currently a member of JCA (Jacksonville Chinese Association) and JAAA.
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Ann Hwu: Irvine, CA; Computer software engineer
Longtime 80-20 member and community leader.
Charles Zhang: Portage, MI; Certified Financial Planner, Managing Partner, Advisory Board Member for Haworth College of Business, Western Michigan University
Family Life Member; 2008 Endorsement Convention Delegate, active supporter of calls to actions. Keynote speaker for The Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce; Often interviewed by CNBC and CNBC Asia
Chu-Tzu Hsu: Winter Park, FL; Architect/President
Diana Ting: Los Angeles, CA; Special Assistant to the President
80-20 member. Responsible for the daily operations of 80-20.
Haibo Huang: San Diego, CA; Dr.
Family Life member; VP - Communications Technology; Board member.
Long-time supporter of 80-20 calls to action. Volunteered (as VP of Telecom Technology) to write the weekly PAC e-mails. Researched the college admission issue on behalf of 80-20, provided key assistance in the planning and execution of the unprecedented 50,000+ AsAm opinion survey and the 80-20 EF Amicus Brief to the Supreme Court advocating race-neutral, merit-based college admission. Recruited ~60 friends to join 80-20 in support of last year’s “Double-or-Die” campaign. Received Level 1 Contributor certificate in late 1990s for helping the early expansion of 80-20.
Jack Chen: Northridge, CA; President, Chinese Food International, Inc.
Founding member of LA 80-20; Delegate to every Endorsement Convention
4 terms President of San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association; Chairman of Chinese Heritage Foundation and Kong Shiao Cultural Foundation (present); LA Police Chief's API Advisory Council; USC Social Work Advisory Board member; LA City Park Advisory Board member (present).
James Cheung: South Pasadena, CA; President
Honorary Family Life Member
Jing-Li Yu: Bayside, NY; Attorney
Chair, Nominations Committee, former Treasurer, former Special Assistant & Operations Director of 80-20.
Active in 80-20 for 10 years: Special Assistant / Operations Director from 2002-2006; Treasurer from 2007-2010; Nominations Chair from 2011-present. Also was Endorsement Convention Delegate in 2004.
Kam Liu: Chicago, IL; Financial Services: Sales Manager
One of 50 founders / early contributors of 80-20; Life Member; 2000 Endorsement Convention Delegate. Answered many calls to actions.
Current Board Member (since 1980) & Executive V.P. of OCA-Chicago; Donor of OCA National Center, Wash. D.C.; OCA National Conventions Attendee for 9 times; OCA Leadership 2009; Board Member of Chicago Chinatown Chamber of Commerce (since 2002) & V.P. (2006-2010); Major Donor/Funraiser Chinese American Service League-Kam L. Liu Building; Residential Builder/Developer/Realtor in Chicago Chinatown (since 1982).
Sudha Agrawal: Weston, FL; Homemaker
80-20 member. Indian American community leader. Have volunteered for several operganizations with My Husband, Dr. Piyush C. Agrawal for the last 40 years.
Tony Li: Belle Mead, NJ; CPA
80-20 Life Member
Yolanda Stern: Berkeley, CA; Non Profit Management Industry Expert, President
Frequent supporter of calls to action; active in community outreach.
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Alfred Foung: Woodland Hills, CA; Structural Engineer
Founder and President of LA 80-20; Life Member; Delegate to 2000 Endorsement Convention; Supporter since 1999.
Commissioner, City of Los Angeles Cultural Affairs Commission; Member of San Fernando Valley Business Advisory Board; President of the San Fernando Valley Chinese Cultural Association 1998, 2001; Founder and Director of the San Fernando Valley Tai-Chi Club; Founder and President of “Challengers” Toastmasters.
Antony Ni: Rockville, MD; Newspaper Publisher, Ph.D.
80-20 D.C. chapter formation ad hoc committee
Founder and First President of Chinese School Assocation in USA (CSAUS.org); Fouder and First School Chairman of Hope Chinese School in Washington Metropolitan Area (HCS.org); 5th Presidnet of Union of Chinese American Professional Organizations (UCAPO.org); 4th President of Chiaotung University Alumni Foundation of America.
Chenming Hu: Oakland, CA; Educator, Professor
Honorary Family Life Members for over 10 years; 80-20 Election Monitoring Chair; 80-20 Board member; co-chair of 80-20 fundraising event raising $100k; Memeber of the Executive Committee.
I am a former board member of Chinese American Political Association (CAPA) and a former board chairman of East Bay Chinese School in Oakland. I have been a supporter of the Asian Coalition Scholarship program at San Francisco City College and Asian Health Services, Oakland.
Clyde Diao: Tallahassee, FL; Economist
80-20 Board member
Chairman of the Asian Coalition of Tallahassee (ACT) since 2004. ACT is the voice of the Asian American community in the Capital City of Florida; President of the Big Bend Filipino American Association. I have been active in the Asian American Federation of Florida, the largest coalition in the state and have been a key note speaker in several of the Asian American events throughout the state. In 2010 Census, Governor Charlie Crist appointed me as the Governor's liaison to promote the Census 2010 within the state.
David Yang: Alexandria, VA; Policy Analyst, RAND Corporation
80-20 Board member; member of 80-20 since 2003; 2004 Delegate.
Columnist for the Brown Daily Herald, the campus newspaper for Brown University. Wrote on issues related to Asian Americans. Active in the 80-20 NAAPAC since 2003.
Fang Liu: Los Angeles, CA; Research Scientist
80-20 member since March 2011.
Gordon Wong: West Covina, CA; MD JD
Family member since 80-20's founding
Founding/Former board member, St. Louis Christian Christian Community Service Center 2003-2008; Volunteer Physician, St. Louis Christian Christian Community Service Center Free Clinic, 2003-2008 -- Provided weekly free medical service to the APA community in metro St. Louis area, and served as medical director for community based health fairs targeting Chinese Americans; Volunteer Radio Program speaker on health issues (Monthly), KMRB AM1430 (Los Angeles); 2009-now, Adjunct Professor (volunteer): Christian Witness Theological Seminary (San Jose, California) -- Developed and teach course on ""Medical and Legal Issues for Pastors"". This course prepares pastors to effectively serve Chinese American congregation members in the real world.
Henry Lee: New York, NY
80-20 Life Member; 80-20 Executive Committee member since 2002; Current President
Hong Tang: La Canada, CA; Engineer/Sr. Engineer
Long-time member; supporter of calls to action, and 2004 Endorsement Convention Delegate.
Joel Wong: Hayward, CA; President APAPA BAR
Retired 80-20 Board member; Life Member; Chair, Ad Hoc Committee on Discrimination; former coordinator of 80-20 affiliates.
Two Term CAPA President; Currently President of APAPA Bay Area Region.
Jon Wu: San Mateo, CA; Attorney
Delegate to 2008 Endorsement Convention; long-time 80-20 member; supporter of calls to action.
President of the OCA San Mateo Chapter; General Counsel of North Peninsula Mandarin School in San Mateo; Treasurer of San Francisco Senior Center, which includes significant Asian Americans and is the oldest senior center in the nation.
Manlan Liu: Bloomfield, MI; Analytic Consultant
Family Member; Call to Action supporter; Michigan chapter member
One time board member of Chinese Association of Greater Detroit
SB Woo: Newark, DE; Retired Physicist, Government Worker, Dr. and Lt. Governor
Immediate Past President and Founding President of 80-20 PAC, President of 80-20 EF, Honorary Life Member. My wife and I are Honorary Family Life members. Currently, Member of the Exec. Comm.
Worked with Anna Chennault to get older President Bush to make the first act of significant Asian Am appointments in the federal government in American history. Founded 80-20 Initiative together with 5 others.
Yin-Long Qiu: Ann Arbor, MI; Associate Professor of Evolutionary Biology
80-20 Michigan chapter president and founder; Advisor to the ExecComm., Chair of the Ad Hoc Comm. on Outreach to Students. Life member.
An officer of Association of Chinese Professor at University of Michigan for nearly 10 years.
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