By Balitang America Staff, ABS-CBN North America Bureau
Nov. 5, 2015
REDWOOD CITY, Calif. – In Virginia, a Filipino American lawmaker celebrated victory last Tuesday after a long campaign.
Republican Ron Villanueva won his reelection bid for the Virginia House of Delegates 21st district.
The former Virginia Beach city councilman has been a state delegate since 2009. He beat his Democratic opponent Susan Hippen, a retired Navy veteran by over 16%.
Villanueva ran on the platform of strengthening education and mental health reforms.
He will serve as chairman of the transportation committee.