Asian Americans Run for Something: Ben Ku | Candidate for GA Gwinnett County Commissioner, District 2

Ben Ku, Candidate for Georgia Gwinnett County Commissioner, District 2

This year, a record number of Asian Americans are running for public office at the local, state, and national level. Reappropriate has partnered with Run for Something — a non-profit launched in 2017 to support grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates — to profile these progressive Asian American candidates for higher office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2018 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.

What is your full name?
Ben Ku

What office are you seeking?
Georgia Gwinnett County Commissioner, District 2

When is the election date?
I am facing an opponent in the Democratic primary opponent, which will be held on May 22. If I win the primary election, I will face a Republican incumbent opponent in the general election on November 6.

What is your party registration (if any)?
Democrat

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Asian Americans Run for Something: Rui Xu | Candidate for KS State Representative, 25th House District

Rui Xu, Candidate for KS State Representative, 25th House District. (Photo credit: Simon Kuo, All Rights Reserved. For licensing information please contact Simon Kuo at simon.x.kuo@gmail.com or call 816-237-0052 (USA))

This year, a record number of Asian Americans are running for public office at the local, state, and national level. Reappropriate has partnered with Run for Something — a non-profit launched in 2017 to support grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates — to profile these progressive Asian American candidates for higher office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2018 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.

What is your full name?
Rui Xu

What office are you seeking?
State Representative in Kansas’ 25th House District

When is the election date?
There is currently no primary challenger, but that election would be August 7, 2018.  The general election is November 6, 2018.

What is your party registration (if any)?
Democrat

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Asian Americans Run for Something: Ashwani Jain | Candidate for MD Montgomery County Council, At-Large

Ashwani Jain (Photo credit: Ashwani Jain)

This year, a record number of Asian Americans are running for public office at the local, state, and national level. Reappropriate has partnered with Run for Something — a non-profit launched in 2017 to support grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates — to profile these progressive Asian American candidates for higher office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2018 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.

What is your full name?
Ashwani Jain

What office are you seeking?
Montgomery County Council, At-Large – Maryland

When is the election date?
Primary – June 26th
General – November 6th

What is your party registration (if any)?
Democrat

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Asian Americans Run for Something: Alex Karjeker | TX State House of Representatives, District 129

Professional Headshot Portrait Photos by Biyani Photography

This year, a record number of Asian Americans are running for public office at the local, state, and national level. Reappropriate has partnered with Run for Something a non-profit launched in 2017 to support grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates — to profile these progressive Asian American candidates for higher office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2018 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.

What is your full name?
Alexander Jonathan Karjeker

What office are you seeking?
Texas State House of Representatives, District 129

What is the election date?
November 6, 2018

What is your party registration (if any)?
Democratic Party

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Asian Americans Run for Something: Gayatri Agnew | Candidate for AR State House of Representatives, 93rd District

Gayatri Agnew

This year, a record number of Asian Americans are running for public office at the local, state, and national level. Reappropriate has partnered with Run for Something — a non-profit launched in 2017 to support grassroots campaigns to elect progressive candidates — to profile these progressive Asian American candidates for higher office. Check back at Reappropriate throughout 2018 to learn more about these candidates and find out how you can get more involved in their campaigns.

What is your full name?
Gayatri Jane Agnew

What office are you seeking?
Arkansas State House of Representatives District 93 in Bentonville, Arkansas. There is no primary in this election and this is my first time running for office.

When is the election date?
The election will occur on November 6th, 2018.

What is your party registration (if any)?
I am registered as a Democrat.

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