ANAHEIM — The California Republican Party will continue strengthening ties with California’s fastest-growing ethnic group in its third Asian Pacific American Roundtable at the California Republican Party Convention.

The roundtable is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Hilton Anaheim Hotel, 777 W. Convention Way in Anaheim.

Jeremy Yamaguchi, Michelle Steel
Placentia City Councilmember Jeremy Yamaguchi, State Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel

Spurred by the leadership of Board of Equalization Vice Chair Michelle Steel (the nation’s highest-ranking Korean American elected official) and California Republican Party Vice Chair Harmeet Dhillon (first Sikh American and first woman to serve in that post), more than two dozen locally elected APA Republicans will join together with party leaders to discuss ways to keep the party moving forward.

“We have made great progress in the past year,” Steel said. “Together with [CRP Chairman] Jim Brulte, Harmeet Dhillon, and [Chairman] Reince Priebus at the RNC, we have been able to reach further than ever before. On Oct. 5, we will continue building our strength in these communities by learning from APA Republicans who have done the hard work of getting elected to local governments across the state.”

Priebus and Brulte have shown their commitment to expanding the party’s reach by hiring a dedicated team to connect Republican leaders with APA communities in California and across the country.

In addition to Steel, speakers will include:

Allen Ishida, Tulare County Board of Supervisors, District 1

Janet Nguyen, Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 1

Hugh Nguyen, Orange County clerk-recorder

Mike Gin, mayor of Redondo Beach

Gary Yep, mayor of Kerman

Steve Hwangbo, mayor of La Palma

Alan Nakanishi, mayor of Lodi

Peter Ohtaki, mayor of Menlo Park

Tri Ta, mayor of Westminster

Michael Vo, mayor pro tem of Fountain Valley

Lisa Bartlett, mayor pro tem of Dana Point

Miller Oh, mayor pro tem of Buena Park

Ling-Ling Chang, Diamond Bar City Council

Jeremy Yamaguchi, Placentia City Council

Peter Kim, La Palma City Council

Carol Chen, Cerritos City Council

Steven Ly, Rosemead City Council

Cary C. Chen, Rowland Unified School District president

Phillip Chen, Walnut Valley Unified School District

Andrew Wong, Pomona Unified School District

Sophia Tse, ABC Unified School District vice president

Lan Nguyen, Garden Grove Unified School District vice president

Van Thi Le, East Side Union High School District board clerk

Harry Sidhu, Orange County Water District

Tyler Diep, Midway Sanitary District

Van Tran, former State Assembly member

Long Pham, former Orange County Board of Education member

Samuel Han, Fullerton Planning Commission

Young Kim, State Assembly District 65 candidate

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