In Southern California, elected Filipinos sworn in to local offices

SOUTHERN CA — Throughout Southern California, Filipino faces are taking their oath of office, ready to lead their communities.

Jed Leano won his city council seat last November, and joined, Fil-Am Mayor Corey Calaycay on the Claremont City Council.

Tzeitel Pasas Carracci not only won re-election, she was also voted in by her colleagues to hold another term as mayor. She’s believed to be the longest tenured Filipino American elected official in Southern California, already in office for the past 17-year, she’ll hit 20 years after this term.

A pair of Filipino-hub communities also saw Pinay power for the first time, as Melissa Ramoso took her seat in Artesia, and Letty Lopez won in West Covina.

And further south, Chris Cate, swore in for his second term as San Diego city councilman.

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