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Party: Democrat
Position: City Council At-Large
Chair: Children and Youth
Vice-Chair: Disabled and Persons with Special Needs
Member: Aging; Education; Housing, Neighborhood Development, and the Homeless; Labor and Civil Service; Law and Government; Legislative Oversight; Public Health and Human Services; Public Property and Public Works; Public Safety; Environment; Fiscal Stability and Intergovernmental Cooperation
In office since: 2016
Next Election: 2019
Previous occupations: Interim Executive Director of Asian Americans United
Contact Information:
Philadelphia City Hall
Room 592
Philadelphia, PA 19107


  • Against privatization of public schools

  • Supports school reforms to protect against bullying and harassment

  • Believes in fighting poverty through giving all children access to quality public education


  • Proposed bill for safer pedestrian walkways

News and Other Information:

  • Cofounder of two public education advocacy organizations

  • Organizes many community meetings and protests

  • Organized a campaign against building a stadium and a casino near Chinatown