MORE Victories for Filipino-American Candidates: Election 2016 RoundUp

MORE Victories for FilAm Candidates! Here are the 2016 election results for Fil-Am candidates throughout the U.S.

Congratulations to all the winners! 
To the FilAm candidates who didn't make it this round, please don't give up! You're putting our community on the map and we thank YOU for throwing your hat in the ring.

Rob Bonta

WooHoo! Rob Bonta won re-election for California State Assembly, AD 18.  Bonta won over 86.6% of the vote.
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Mae Torlakson

Mae Torlakson, U.S. FWN100™ '09; didn't quite make it to the California State Assembly, AD14, but garnered 38% of the vote.

Magdalena DeGuzman

Magdelena De Guzman didn't quite make it to San Francisco Board of Supervisors, District 11, but secured 12.28% of the vote.

Mike Guingona

Daly City Councilmember Mike Guingona didn't quite make it to the San Mateo County Board of Supervisors, District 5 but garnered 36% of the vote.

Marjan Philhour

Close call. Still counting the votes: Marjan Philhour, U.S. FWN100™ '11 received 35.46% of the vote - a difference of 710 votes for San Francisco District 1 Supervisor.

Jim Navarro

CouncilMember Jim Navarro didn't quite make it to become Mayor of Union City, California. Jim garnered 31.06% of the vote.

Bob Sampayan

WooHoo! Bob Sampayan is now Mayor of Vallejo, California. Bob secured 40.96% of the vote.
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Christopher Cabaldon

WooHoo! Mayor Christopher Cabaldon of West Sacramento won re-election with 100% of votes (no opponent).
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Jonathan Wong

Jonathan Wong didn't quite make it to become Mayor of Mahwah, New Jersey but garnered 2,531 total votes.

Kymberly Marcos Pine

WooHoo! Kymberly Marcos Pine (U.S. FWN100™ '07) was re-elected to Honolulu City Council, District I with 7648 votes!

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Juslyn Manalo

WooHoo! Juslyn Manalo, Global FWN100™ '15, won City Council for Daly City, California with 27.7% of the vote! She is the first Filipina woman elected to the Daly City Council.
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Glenn Sylvester

WooHoo! Glenn Sylvester elected to the City Council of Daly City, California with 31.3% of the vote alongside fellow Fil-Am Juslyn Manalo (Global FWN100™ '15)
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Malia Vella

WooHoo! Malia Vella elected to the Alameda City Council (2 seats) with 24% of the vote. She will also serve as Vice Mayor of Alameda City. First Filipina woman elected to the Alameda City Council.
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Roland Esquivias

WooHoo! Roland Esquivias elected to the Hercules City Council (3 seats) with 19.52% of the vote.
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Rozzana Aliga

WooHoo! Rozzana Verder Aliga, U.S. FWN100™ '09 elected to City Council, Vallejo, California with 15.58% of the vote (3 seats open)
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Buddy Deauna

WooHoo! Salvador "Buddy" Deauna elected to City Council of Bergenfied, New Jersey (2 seats) with 5,885 votes.
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Tony Daysog

Tony Daysog didn't quite make it to Alameda City Council but secured 20% of the vote.

Evelyn Centeno

Evelyn Centeno, U.S. FWN100™ '11 didn't quite make it to the Martinez Unified School District in Contra Costa County, California but garnered 22.92% of the vote.

 Trustee Nasol

WooHoo! Rudy Nasol won San Jose-Evergreen Community College District Trustee Area 1 with 12,298 of the vote.

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WooHoo! Wendy Ho won re-election as District Trustee, Area 5, of the San Jose Evergreen Community College District. Wendy has been a Trustee at SJECCD since 2012.
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