Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Veterans affairs rep wants more jobs for East Side
Updated: Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010, 10:29 AM CDT
Published : Tuesday, 01 Jun 2010, 10:29 AM CDT
ST. PAUL, Minn. - Cha Yang, a representative with the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, announced his candidacy Tuesday for the Minnesota State Senate. Yang is seeking the District 67 seat vacated by Sen. Mee Moua.
The District 67 seat is the highest political office held by any Hmong-American.
“Serving in the Minnesota Senate has given me the opportunity to have experiences and break down barriers that I never could have imagined,” Moua said last month, when she announced she wouldn’t seek re-election.
Cha Yang, a Democrat, said jobs, jobs and more jobs will be the focus of his campaign.
“The people of the East Side and the people of this great state of Minnesota have spoken and we say: Jobs, jobs and more jobs,” Yang said.
Yang also lists K-12 education, health care, high education funding, parks improvement and public safety as his priorities.