Wa Thai Vang won the election to become the president of the Hmong 18 Clan Council of Minnesota

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Wang Thai Vang won the election to become the president of Hmong 18 Clan Council of Minnesota

SUAB HMONG NEWS (10/16/2017) – Hmong 18 Clan Council of Minnesota (Hmong18CCMN) held its bi-annual election on October 14, 2017 in St. Paul, Minnesota. Two candidates competed for the president position, Wa Thai Vang and Nao Khue Yang.

CLICK HERE to watch Nkaaj Yig Vaaj covered the Hmong 18 Council of Minnesota Election on October 14, 2017.

Both the candidates; Wa Thai Vang and Nao Khue Yang, presented their personal qualifications and their goals to the members of the Hmong18CCMN. A questions and answers round followed by their presentation and followed by the voting process.   Wa Thai Vang won the election by 22 votes over Nao Khue Yang who received total of 9 votes.

Wa Houa Vue, former President of Hmong18CCMN, said there are many things that the Hmong 18CC will need to work with the Hmong community in Minnesota to improve and minimize in the area of drinking and domestic issues.

Wa Thai Vang, new elected President for Hmong18CCMN, said his top priority is to change some steps in the bylaw of the Hmong18CCMN to align with today’s life style. “The bylaw of the Hmong18CCMN created to govern life style back in the 80s and 90s and I will make some changes to it, not to remove it, but to make some changes to it to fit the lifestyle in the 21st century” said Wa Thai Vang.

Wa Thai Vang continued said that he will work more with the mainstream groups such as law enforcement to let them know the functionality of the Hmong18CCMN to better communication between the Hmong community and the mainstream communities.