A trailblazer in New York City and State politics, State Senator Liu made history as the first Asian American to win a legislative office in New York, as well as becoming the first Asian American to serve as New York City Comptroller and win a seat in New York City Council. Raised in Queens, Senator Liu immigrated from Taiwan at five years old, attending New York public schools and the City University of New York (C.U.N.Y) system before working in the private sector for 14 years as a professional actuary, where he drawn upon his real world fiscal expertise to root out waste and mismanagement in government.
State Senator Liu’s endorsement is even more meaningful after a recent report revealed the AAPI community is the most underrepresented in American politics. In New York, the representation differential factor is -91.7%, lower than New Jersey and California, among federal, statewide, state legislature, and county offices.
Senator Liu joins Congresswoman Grace Meng, Congressman Ritchie Torres of the Bronx, State Senators Toby Ann Stavisky and Jeremy Cooney, State Assembly Members Ron Kim, Dan Rosenthal, Simcha Eichenstein, Mike Cusick, and Kenny Burgos, City Council Members Margaret Chin, Kalman Yeger Carlos Menchaca, and Vanessa Gibson, and Council candidates Sandra Ung, Richard Lee, Gigi Li, and William Allen in supporting Andrew Yang’s bid for Mayor.
Yang has also been endorsed by Asian groups including the AAPI Victory Fund, the New York City Asian-American Democratic Club, the Fukein American Association, United Fujianese of American, the Chang Le America Association, Inc., Fujian Foundation in USA, Inc, and United Overseas Fujianese Association of America.