Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies Regional Leadership Academy & Training

This weekend a couple of folks from our board attended the APAICS two-day Regional Leadership Academy & Training at BP Headquarters in Houston. It was a great networking and mentorship program that put interested candidates in touch with elected officials.

There are several spots up for re-election in 2015 for the Houston City Council and in 2016 for State Representative. It’s good to see lots of qualified Asian American conservatives interested in running.

As always, there were some feisty debates on why Republican ideals and values should appeal more so to the Asian American community than Democratic notions.

In attendance from TARC were Nghi Ho, Alief School Board Trustee; Harish Jajoo, Sugar Land City Council Member; Loan Davis, Grace Huang, Shandon Phan, Mai Duong; and former TARC President Victoria Bryant.

Photo Credit: Grace Huang.

Jessica Vu
President, Texas Asian Republican Club

President’s Message for 2015

2015 promises to be a big year for TARC. We plan to target outreach among younger voters, strengthen our ties with local community organizations, and register more newly minted citizens. With the Houston City Council race kicking into high gear next month, we will be working closely with candidates on endorsements, block walking, and phone banking. Our goal is to draw more Asian Americans into the conservative coalition and above all, #KEEPTEXASRED.

Jessica Vu
President, Texas Asian Republican Club