SAN MATEO, CA — Fil-Am Republican candidate for the House of Representatives, Cristina Osmeña makes her way to vote on Tuesday.
Accompanied by her family, the first-time candidate says that while this is a momentous occasion for her — it still does not beat out her first voting experience.
Osmeña is running for the 14th district of California, a seat occupied by career politician — Democrat Jackie Speier.
Osmeña acknowledges that she is the underdog in the fight, but hopes to have the support and funding of the national Republican congressional committee for November — based on the outcome of today’s votes.
“The funding of the NRCC will probably come at 35-40%, if I start polling or if I produce that in the primary. That would be a gift if I got that. I’m thinking more like 27-30%.”
Other Filipino-American candidates in northern California are looking to secure wins as well.
Fil-Am Democrat Reno Ursal is running for San Joaquin County assessor-recorder.
Republican Christina Laskowski — is looking to be the first Filipina-American to be elected to the state legislature — as she runs for district 22 of the California state assembly, which represents south San Francisco.
Meanwhile, the first Filipino-American elected to the state legislature, Rob Bonta, is running for re-election for District 18 of the state assembly, which represents Alameda County.