Liu Helps James Gennaro Win Over Asian American Voters
From The World Journal
August 23rd, 2003
Flushing Councilman John Liu crossed electoral districts yesterday
to assist Councilman James Gennaro from the 24th district for reelection.
The 24th district’s Asian American population is 24 percent,
and James Gennaro hopes Asian Americans would continue to support
him for reelection by voting in the September primary election.
area of Queens' 24th council district includes Kew Gardens Hills,
Briarwood, Electchester, Flushing Heights, Hillcrest, Jamaica
Estates, Jamaica Hill, Pomonok, parts of Jamaica, and Forest Hills.
On August 22nd James Gennaro and John Liu visited local Chinese
and Korean-American business owners at Union Turnpike and 168th
Street. Nearby Chang Xing Supermarket’s Ms. Jiang presented
James Gennaro two symbolically auspicious white radishes to wish
him a smooth victory in reelection.
John Liu acknowledged that James
Gennaro has had good experiences with him on several legislations,
and they both have enthusiasms
and devotions to serve their constituencies.
James Gennaro holds
the post of Chair of the Environmental Protection Committee at
the City Council. In the democratic primary on September
9th, he will face Florence Fisher and David Reich, two challengers.
Gennaro is confident in his reelection. But he pointed out that
without the district’s Asian American electors supporting
him, he could not have won the election a year ago. He hopes Asian
American voters will continue their support for him, so that he
could do more things for the district.
John Liu’s mother-in-law,
Li Su-Xin, lives in the 24th district. John Liu’s son often
goes to play at the grandmother’s
house. Thus, when John Liu and James Gennaro together visited those
streets, most Chinese and Korean American storeowners could call
out John Liu’s name, but had little impression of James Gennaro.
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Translated from Chinese by Michael Huang