You Could Be A First: Grace Meng

Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Can Queens elect their first Asian American to the House Of Representatives?

I guess we'll just have to wait and find out.

Rep. Gary Ackerman's surprise announcement of his retirement on Thursday evening sent a half-dozen Queens Democrats scrambling to see if they could put together a bid for the seat. In the end, three decided they could.

On Monday morning, the Queens County Democratic organization said it would back Flushing Assemblywoman Grace Meng, a 36-year-old daughter of Chinese immigrants, in the June 26 primary.