Wednesday, July 08, 2009
Sam Yoon--Rice Daddy Running for Mayor of Boston
(pic found here, courtesy of the Boston Herald)
I had the opportunity to talk to Sam Yoon today, who is running for mayor of Boston. Hear my podcast here (and read my other reasons for supporting him). It's a fascinating podcast, and I think there is a lot to learn from his experience, even if you're on the other side. Most of us are not from Boston, but we can still support him financially, and we can still inform all of our networks.
Sam is the first Asian American ever to run for public office in Boston, and he won on his first try in 2005 when he ran for a seat on the Boston City Council. Now he is running for mayor where, if he wins, he'll be the first Asian American mayor of Boston, as well as the first Asian American mayor of a city of Boston's size. He's got some very good views on education, as well as some solid thinking on race relations.
Hey, he's also a fellow Rice Daddy. Listen to the entire podcast. He talks about his role as a son and as a parent, and he's doing the right thing by taking the lead. If you're interested in helping, spread word on your Facebook and with your network, and/or visit Sagar's donation page here.