Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Sam Yoon

[This blog was supposed to be posted a while ago but recent events caused it to be postponed.]

The mayoral campaign is underway here in Boston and as you can tell from the last post, NU KASA is super excited about one of the candidates: SAM YOON!

Sam Yoon, with his son Nathan, and daughter Naomi.
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Sam Yoon: current at-large member of the Boston City Council and the first Asian American to be elected into office in Boston; former public school teacher, member of the Democratic Party.

Born in Seoul, Korea, his family moved to the States when he was 10 months old and after graduating high school, he attended Princeton University. Sam then took a job teaching in an inner-city school; it was this experience that led him to attend the Harvard Kennedy School of Government where he studied education reform, and took an interest in economic development and affordable housing issues.

He has worked with many non-profit, community-based organizations (including Community Builders, the country's largest non-profit developer of affordable housing), as well as serving as Housing Director of the Asian Community Development Corporation. A newcomer to the Boston political crowd, Sam decided to run in the 2005 election for an At-Large council seat, where voters resonated with his message of community involvement and good government.


He is currently running against the current Mayor of Boston, Thomas Menino, City Councilor Michael Flaherty, and businessman Kevin McCrea.

Sam will be holding a College Night TONIGHT @ 7pm in Harvard Square at Hong Kong (1238 Mass Ave, Cambridge). Come out to learn more about his campaign and to meet other students who are supporting him.

1 comment:

  1. how cute are his kids!! i have a feeling his campaign is going to be similar to obamas and let's hope the results are the same! go sam!