8.31.2008

profile on queens assemblywoman ellen young

The New York Times City Room blog has a profile on first term Assemblywoman Ellen Young, who is in the only contested Democratic primary for an Assembly seat in Queens. She sustained a number of injuries as a result of being hit by a taxi while riding a bicycle last month: Accident Won't Deter Queens Assemblywoman.

In ways, the race represents a coming of age of Asian American politics in New York City. With Young facing off against fellow Asian American canddiate Grace Meng, daughter of former assemblyman Jimmy K. Meng, the race should be a very interesting one to watch.