Margaret Chin Is In Fact A First

Monday, December 28, 2009

Back in October I posted up on Margaret Chin and how she could be the first Chinese American to sit on the District 1 Council - and who'd a thunk it - it actually happened (although that probably shouldn't be a surprise considering we're on a roll in politics):

Margaret Chin, the first Asian-American elected to represent Chinatown in the City Council, celebrated her swearing in to that office with what almost certainly were other inauguration firsts for a Councilmember: karaoke and indoor fireworks.

With two much more solemn oath-taking ceremonies behind her the day before, Chin did a rerun Wednesday evening, this time in high Chinatown style. She treated some 750 supporters, family members and friends to a 10-course feast at Jing Fong Restaurant on Elizabeth Street. Many of those present were members of her "family association," a group whose grassroots efforts in the Chinese-American community helped propell the candidate to victory in the September Democratic primary.
Read it in full.