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First ever Filipino-American elected to New York State Assembly

/ 02:14 AM November 11, 2022
Democratic Party Candidate Steven Raga became the first Filipino-American elected to the New York State Assembly.

From Steven Raga’s Tweet

MANILA, Philippines — Democratic Party Candidate Steven Raga became the first Filipino-American elected to the New York State Assembly.

Raga received 57.8 percent of the votes, defeating Republican opponent Sean Lally, according to his camp.

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“I am honored and proud to have your trust and support. I am honored to become the first-ever Filipino American to be elected in New York State history,” the 39-year old said in a Twitter thread on Thursday.

Raga also said he’s “humbled and excited” to represent the New York State Assembly District 30.

“Being raised by an immigrant single mother in Queens, I’m humbled and excited to represent and serve the diverse communities of Woodside, Jackson Heights, Astoria, Elmhurst, Maspeth, and Middle Village.

Together, we’ll fight for a better Assembly District 30 and New York,” he also said.

Born in New York, New York, Raga earned his bachelor’s degree from Stony Brook University in 2006; a graduate degree from the City University of New York, Baruch College in 2014; and another graduate degree from Cornell University in 2022, according to website Ballotpedia.

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