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Brooklyn turns a new page; Qi Yiwen announces election as state senator

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Brooklyn(Brooklyn) Democrats deadlock over 17th State Senatorial District draw resultsSugarCandidate Qu Yiwen and Republican Vito Labella had an equal number of votes; But after the majority of votes were counted, Qu Yiwen declared victory on the evening of the 16th and became the first Chinese Congressman in Brooklyn.

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“We won! Thank you for your trust in me,” said Qu Yiwen, covering the 17th constituency of Sunset Park, Barridge, Dyke Heights, Benson Hay, Bath Beach and Kensington (Kensington).

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Qu Yiwen pointed out that the final results of the votes will be announced next week, but he is currently more than 500 votes ahead of his opponents, and it is impossible for him to overtake them. “Most importantly, my mission is to serve the voters in the 17th Precinct. Supporters, volunteers and the campaign team have worked so hard over the past few months, and it will be the honor of my lifetime to represent Brooklyn South in the State Senate. “

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“I’m the first Asian woman to be in the state senate, but I’m not the last,” she said. It is time to encourage more people to participate in civic affairs, inspire each other and invest in youth and investment.MigrantCommunity, we still have a lot of work to do at the State Capitol, let’s get started! ,

Qu Yiwen is a Taiwanese immigrant who came to the United States 18 years ago to study. After graduating from the City University of New York with a degree in sociology, she worked for several years as a reporter for the World Journal, and then served as its editor-in-chief. The staff in the office of State Representative Peter Abbate has been serving the Brooklyn community for more than ten years.

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