It has been very heartening talking about Asian Australians getting elected into positions of political power and seeing a slightly ( and I literally mean slightly as we definitely and always need more) increasing number of Asian/Asian Australians kicking goals in local government and/or putting their hand up to run for hotly contested state and federal seats.
In this case, let’s congratulate Kun Huang for being elected as the new Deputy Mayor for Cumberland Council in Sydney’s Western suburbs. Having personally known Huang for a number of years, my opinion is that he is a great pick to be one of the leaders for the council. He not only is representative of the large and growing population in the council area of Asian/Asian Australians, but he also has the passion for local government.
Huang has had a slightly bumpy journey to get to where he is having faced a number of casual racism incidents in 2021.
Huang joins a number of Asian/Asian Australians who have been elected as Mayors or Deputy Mayors of their local councils. In Melbourne we have recently seen Jasmine Nguyen become the Mayor for Brimbank City Council together with Thuy Dang who was elected as Deputy Mayor. In Maribyrnong, Anthony Tran was elected as Mayor of the City Council. Both Nguyen and Tran stand as the youngest to be elected in their respective council’s history.
Let’s congratulate Kun Huang on being elected as Deputy Mayor for Cumberland City Council!
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