San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee welcomes House Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi. Behind them are Judge Lillian Sing and AsianWeek Publisher Ted Fang. (Photo by Lucy Xie, courtesy of AsianWeek Foundation)

SAN FRANCISCO — Coming full circle to her roots, Rep. Nancy Pelosi (D-San Francisco) was honored by nearly 1,000 members of the Asian American community of San Francisco for her 25 years of service in the Congress at a tribute reception and banquet on Aug. 28 at New Asia Restaurant in San Francisco’s Chinatown.

In 1987, even before she opened her campaign headquarters, Pelosi made her first appearance in public as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives at a community gathering and fundraiser in Chinatown.

“In the 25 years since, she has built a record of achievement representing our community, advancing opportunity for the people of San Francisco, and serving as the first woman speaker of the House,” organizers said. “Now, (House Democratic) Leader Pelosi is joining our city’s Asian American community — her strongest supporters and most loyal constituents — to celebrate our progress and look forward to a brighter future.”

Event co-chairs: Ted Fang, Harrison Lim, Jane Morrison

Sponsors:  Claudine Cheng, Florence Fang

Honorary co-chairs:

Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore Fiona Ma

State Sen. Mark Leno

State Sen. Leland Yee

Rep.  Jackie Speier

Assemblymember Tom Ammiano

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

Board of Supervisors David Chiu

Supervisor John Avalos

Supervisor Carmen Chu

Supervisor Malia Cohen

Supervisor Sean Elsbernd

Supervisor Mark Farrell

Supervisor Eric Mar

Supervisor Christina Olague

Supervisor Scott Wiener

District Attorney George Gascon

City Attorney Dennis Herrera

City Treasurer Jose Cisneros

Assessor Phil Ting

Community College Trustee Natalie Berg

Community College Trustee Chris Jackson

Community College Trustee Steve Ngo

Community College Trustee John Rizzo

Community College Trustee Lawrence Wong

Board of Education President Norman Yee

Board of Education Commissioner Sandra Lee Fewer

Board of Education Commissioner Emily Murase

Board of Education Commissioner Norton

Board of Education Commissioner Jill Wynns

BART Board Member James Fang


Asian American Real Estate Association

Amy Chuang

Anni Chung

AsianWeek Foundation

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

Chinese Hospital

Mary Jung

National Council of API Physicians

Rich Hashimoto

Sandy Mori

Self-Help for the Elderly

Host Committee:

American Chinese Cultural + Art Association

American Chinese Cultural Exchange and Trading Association

American Legion Bataan Post 600

American Liver Foundation

Amy Chuang

API Circle

API Wellness Center

APIA Health Forum

Artina Lim

Asian American Real Estate Association

Asian Pacific Democratic Club

Asians & Pacific Islanders with Disabilities of California

AsianWeek Foundation

Assemblymember Fiona Ma

Azari Property Management

Bing Kong Tong

Bolani East and West Gourmet Afghan Food

Buddha’s Light International Association

Cameron House

Chin Wing Chung Tong

China Reunification Alliance of S.F.

Chinatown YMCA

Chinese American Citizens Alliance

Chinese American Democratic Club

Chinese Consolidated Benevolent Association

Chinese Consolidated Women’s Association

Chinese General Peace Association

Chinese Newcomers Service Center

City Democratic Club

Community Youth Center

David Lee/Jim Ross

Eng Family Association

Filipino American Arts Exposition – Pistahan Parade and Festival

Gee Duck Sam Duck Association

Gimmy Park Li

Hip Sing Association

Hop Sing Association

Hop Wo Benevolent Association

Iris Lei

James Fang

Japanese Chamber of Commerce of Northern California

Japanese Community Youth Council

Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California

Japantown Merchants Association

Japantown Task Force

Kimochi Inc.

Kuo-Min Tung Kwong Chow Benevolent Association

Lee Family Association

Leong Kong Association

Lim Family Association

Lim P. Lee Family

Michley Company

National Council of Asian/Pacific Islander Physicians

National Viral Hepatitis Round Table

Nihonmachi Terrace

Ning Yung Benevolent Association

Pacific Asian American Women Bay Area Coalition

Philippine News

Rodney Fong

Sam Yup Benevolent Association

S.F. Chinese Club

S.F. Democratic Party

S.F. Democratic Women in Action

S.F. Hep B Free

Soo Yuen Benevolent Association

State Sen. Mark Leno

Sue Hing Benevolent Association

Supervisor Scott Wiener

Syndi Seid

Wong Family Association

Wu Yee Children’s Services

Yee Family Association

Ying On Labor Merchant Association

Rep. Nancy Pelosi at the Japanese Cultural and Community Center of Northern California table. (Photo by Lucy Xie, courtesy of AsianWeek Foundation)
Rep. Nancy Pelosi at the Kimochi Inc. table. (Photo by Lucy Xie, courtesy of AsianWeek Foundation)

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