Thursday, May 17, 2012

Chinatown ID Hing Hay Park Event for Rob McKenna for Governor May 20

This Asian American supports Rob McKenna for Washington State Governor

I got this in my e-mail box. I first ran into Rob McKenna when he ran for Attorney General back in 2000 on the campaign trail for Supt of Public Instruction. Now he’s a favorite to be the next governor against Jay Inslee. While Rob can’t beat being as Chinese as Gary Locke (who was Washington’s 2nd last governor before he went to China to host an escaped blind dissident before sending him back to house arrest) he is setting up a campaign office in the International District / Chinatown. 
As much as I liked John Carlson and Dino Rossi, it’s good to see the GOP finally field a candidate with solid qualifications as AG to run for office, and he’s generally pretty well liked as a moderate who wasn’t afraid to challenge ObamaCare. Most of the Asians in Washington State serving in public office have been Democrats and Gary Locke moved a lot of Asians to the D column, but I think Republicans still best capture the entrepenurial sprit of Asian culture even if Democrats have lured many young Asians to the new culture of Political Correctness and the Politics of Color.

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Dear Arthur ,

It is with great pleasure that we cordially request your presence at a ceremony to celebrate the opening of Rob McKenna’s Seattle field office on Sunday, May 20 at 4pm at Hing Hay Park in the International District/Chinatown. Rob is the first gubernatorial candidate to open a campaign office in the International District/Chinatown, and we are thrilled to celebrate with the community to welcome him to the neighborhood.
  • What: Office opening ceremony and open house, Rob McKenna for Governor Seattle field office
  • When: Sunday, May 20 from 4:00-5:30pm
  • Where: Hay Hing Park (423 Maynard Avenue South, Seattle) at 4pm, followed by a ribbon-cutting and open house at the Seattle field office (601 South King Street, Seattle)
  • Featuring: Lion dance performance, speeches by Rob McKenna and community members, and open house with refreshments
We would be honored to have you and any friends and family present for this special occasion. Please let us know if you plan on attending by calling us at(425) 449-8244 or by emailing us at Thank you, and we hope to see you on Sunday, May 20.


Ron Chow and Walter Liang
Asian Americans for Rob McKenna Co-Chairs

Annie Zhou
Seattle Field Director, Rob McKenna for Governor

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