ENDORSEMENTS

A community of supporters, big and small alike.

Community Leaders

Titles and organizations are provided for identification purposes only.

Business Leaders & Owners

Annie Lam

Chief Executive Officer, Lam Consulting Group

Alvin Phong

Sacramento Business Owner, Welco Supermarket

Anh Phoong

Founder/Attorney, Phoong Law Corp.

 

Bernadette Chiang

Business Owner, BCA Design

Former Boardmember, Sacramento Metro Arts Commission

Chi Nguyen

Sacramento Business Owner, Kim Leader Pharmacy

Chinh Nguyen

Sacramento Business Owner, Express Graphic Print and Ship

 

Irfan Mehmood

Elk Grove Business Owner, Nothing Bundt Cakes

Judy Cuong

Elk Grove Business Owner, Umai Bar & Grill

Kevin Nguyen

Business Owner, Equity Zone Mortgage

Margaret Wong

President/CEO, McWong International, Inc.

Michael Kennedy

Owner, Kennedy Gallery

Oscar Ocon

President, O'con and Associates

Rosie Paz Dauz

Business Owner, Rose to the Occasion

Sau Vong

Sacramento Business Owner, Vinh Phat Supermarket

Suying Plaskett

Sacramento Business Owner, Vinh Phat Supermarket

 

Terry Sidie

Business Owner 

Tido Thac Hoang

Business Owner, Tido Financial

Tony Tran

Elk Grove City Business Owner, Ha Noi Pho

(Partial List)

Community Leaders & Advocates

Aaron Imura

*Boardmember, Sacramento Buddhist Church

Aeyon Lee

Korean Community Leader

 

Aubrie Fong

Aurora Ramos

*Treasurer, Filipino Community of Sacramento

Andy Noguchi and Twila Tomita

*Civil Rights Activist and Former President, Florin JACL

 

Barbara O'Connor

*Professor & Director Emeritus,

Institute for Study of Politics & Media, CSUC 

Brenda Fong

*Vice President, Chinese American Council of Sacramento

Buck Gee

*Former President, Angel Island Immigration Station Foundation

 

Carolyn Hashimoto

Secretary, CAPITAL

 

Cay Trzinski

Hon. Charles and Doree Kobayashi

Sacramento Superior Court Judge (Ret.)

Dale Minami

Co-Chair, Coalition of Asian Pacific American 21 PAC

 

Danny Chao Vang, EdD

Educator, California State University, Sacramento

 

David Kim

Former Secretary, California Transportation Agency

Del Foster

*President, Hui O Hawaii of Sacramento, Inc. 

 

Dick Mazon

*President, Filipino Community of Sacramento and Vicinity

Donna Yee, Ph.D.

Retired Chief Executive Officer

Eric Gums

*President, Ka'onohi Foundation

Eric Rassmusson

Frank Henry

Marshallese Community of Sacramento

Gloria Ochoa

Deputy Chief Counsel, California Senate

Judiciary Committee (Ret.)​

Grace Kim

Korean American Community of Sacramento

Harold Pressley

Former Player, Sacramento Kings

Janet Sakata

*Former Boardmember, Sacramento Jan Ken Po

 

Janice Yamaoka Luszczak

*President, Sacramento JACL

 

Jay King

*President, California Black Chamber of Commerce

Jenny Bach

Former Secretary, California Democratic Party

Jeff Ogata

Former President, Asian Resources, Inc. 

Jinky Dolar

*President, OCA Sacramento

Joel Wong

President, National Asian American PAC

 

Joy Yip

Realtor, eXp Realty of California, Inc.

Joyce & Alex Eng

*Former President, Chinese American Council of Sacramento

 

Joyce Iseri

*Former Executive Director, API Legislative Caucus

Karen Yamamoto

*Boardmember, California State Teachers Retirement System

Kenneth Fong

*Former Trustee, California State University Board 

Larry Sahota

Veteran & Community Leader

 

LaSalle Thompson

Former Player, Sacramento Kings

Leila Pereira 

*Filipino Women's Club of Sacramento & Vic. 

Lilia Rivera 

*Past President, Filipino Fiesta of Sacramento

Linda Lui

*Sacramento Chinese Indo-Chinese Friendship Association

Linda Ng

*President, OCA National

Lucy Oback

*U.S. China Railroad Friendship Association

Luisa Lavulo

Sacramento Arts, Culture & Creative Economy Commissioner

Maeley Tom 

Former Chief Administrative Officer, State Assembly

Maggy Krell

Advocate, Author

Marielle Tsukamoto

*Former President, Florin Japanese American Citizens League

Marghe Covino

Mike Lee

*Vice President and Chief Financial Officer (Ret.),

California State University, Sacramento 

Mona Foster

*Founder, Hui O Hawaii of Sacramento, Inc. &

Ka'onohi Foundation

Murdock Smith

*Executive Director, Highlands Community Charter

and Technical Schools

Murray Navarro

Filipino Community of Sacramento

Nikki Nguyen

Realtor, Keller Williams

Rick Uno

Legal Counsel, Department of Real Estate

 

Ron Tom

*Former Boardmember, My Sister's House 

Ron Wong

*Co-Founder, Asian Pacific American Leaderships Foundation

Rose Nagao

Former Boardmember, Sacramento Asian Community Center

 

Roy Imura

*Former President, Sacramento Buddhist Church

Sandy Chau

*Chair, Civic Leadership USA
 

Dr. Shinder Gill

Director of Programs & Educator

 

Sonney Chong, DDS

*President, CAPITAL

Sonya Harris

*Boardmember, Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project 

Thien Ho

Assistant Chief Deputy District Attorney, Sacramento County

Tido Thac Hoang

Vietnamese American Community of Sacramento

Tim Fong, Ph.D.

*Director, Ethnic Studies, California State University, Sacramento​

Vicki Beaton

Former World Journal Journalist

Viliami Tuivai

Founder, Invictus Foundation

 

(Partial List)