Sacramento, CA — May 26, 2012. More than $50,000.00 raised from the Sacramento Hmong Community to support Blong Xiong for his campaign running for Congress to represent the 21st District in Fresno, California.
“This how Hmong love one another… I would like to say to every one that if we work together and put our heart together, we can do almost anything…” Said Blong Xiong.
Click here to watch Hmong Report Exclusive Coverage Blong Xiong fund raising in Sacramento Hmong Community on May 26, 2012.
Blong Xiong seeks to become the first Hmong American to serve in Congress. A Democrat, he’s running to represent California’s 21st District, located near Fresno.
Xiong currently serves on Fresno’s City Council. He’s competing with John Hernandez, chief executive of the Central California Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, for the 21st District’s Democratic nomination.
Below is Blong Xiong’s personal info:
Party Affiliation: Democrat
Facebook: Blong Xiong for Congress
Education: B.S., Marian College; MBA, National University
Work Experience: Deputy director for the Fresno Center for New Americans (FCNA), a nonprofit organization that assists immigrants, refugees and New Americans to successfully transition into the community. Served as a public defender investigator for Fresno County. Worked in family’s small business.
Political/Civic Experience: Fresno city councilman; community volunteer
Family: Married to Maila
Key Supporters: Congressman Jim Costa; Congressman Mike Honda; Congressman Jerry McNerney; Sen. Michael Rubio; Assemblymember Henry T. Perea; former Assemblymember Juan Arambula; Fresno County Supervisor Henry Perea; Fresno City Councilman Sal Quintero; Former Mexican Consul Martha Rosas.
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