SUAB HMONG NEWS (04/03/2019) – Four Hmong candidates got elected to public office on Tuesday, April 2nd. Ann Vang elected to School Board in Stevens Point, Pelli Lee elected to School Board in La Crosse, John Lor elected to City Council in Eau Claire, and Maiyoua Thao elected to City Council in Appleton.
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John Lor said he is waiting to be sworn to get ready for his role as a City Council in Eau Claire. “I am waiting to go to sworn in to take my position. I believed April 10 is the day for me to go to take my sworn in to become official City Council” said John Lor.
Mr. Lor also said that in his platform he wanted to reduce rental property so everyone could afford to pay rent, reduce lead, and bring more business to Eau Claire.
Maiyoua Thao said she is looking forward to work with other City Council members in Appleton to make Appleton a greater city. “You elected me to focus and improving public safety, quality of life, and economic development for all Appleton residents and in the coming weeks and months, I am looking forward to reach out and working with city council members and districts to meet the challenges and issues we can solve collectively. I believed we can make Appleton the greater city to live… “ said Maiyoua Thao.
Maiyoua Thao is the first Hmong woman elected as a City Council in Wisconsin.