API Incumbents Do Well in Legislative Races; Mixed Results for Other Candidates

Asian American candidates made their mark in statewide and legislative races in California on Nov. 6.


Clockwise from top left: State Controller Betty Yee, State Treasurer-elect Fiona Ma, Assemblymember Rob Bonta, State Sen. Janet Nguyen


State Controller: Democratic incumbent Betty Yee was re-elected with 5,316,570 votes (63.8 percent) to Republican Konstantinos Roditis’ 3,023,106 (36.2 percent). Yee, who has been in office since 2015, previously served as a member of the California Board of Equalization.

State Treasurer: Democrat Fiona Ma defeated Republican Greg Conlon, 5,167,552 (62.2 percent) to 3,145,531 (37.8 percent), to succeed Democrat John Chiang, who unsuccessfully ran for governor. Ma previously served on the Board of Equalization, in the Assembly, and on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.