First Asian elected to citywide office in NYC

New York City elected its first Asian-American to citywide office Tuesday. Democrat John Liu defeated Republican challenger Joe Mendola for comptroller with 24 percent of precincts reporting. Liu's

News 12 Staff

Nov 4, 2009, 4:13 AM

Updated 5,312 days ago

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First Asian elected to citywide office in NYC
New York City elected its first Asian-American to citywide office Tuesday.
Democrat John Liu defeated Republican challenger Joe Mendola for comptroller with 24 percent of precincts reporting.
Liu's family emigrated from Taiwan when he was a child. He has served on the City Council since 2002, representing parts of Queens. He also was the first Asian-American on the council.
The comptroller audits city agencies and oversees the municipal pension system.
AP reports contributed to this story


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