Ling Ling Chang is a Taiwanese American who is running as a Republican for State Senate in California’s District 29.
When Chang was growing up in the 19080s in the town of Diamond Bar, east of Los Angeles, the town was 90% white. But when she became its mayor in 2011, the population was over 50% Asian. Chang says, “I don’t look like the typical Republican and I think that’s a good thing. Because I want people to know that Republicans are in fact very diverse and very inclusive.”
America By The Numbers with Maria Hinojosa (ABTN) will examine candidates like Ling Ling whose power and influence are growing in a 2016 election special titled “The New Deciders.” The one-hour program will air on Tuesday, September 6, 2016 on PBS and local public TV stations (check local listings). For more information, click here.
Image: Portrait of Ling Ling Chang. Credit: Paul de Lumen.