Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

Mission Statement

To support and advance Asian Pacific Islander (API) local elected officials and promote the well-being of the diverse API community throughout the state.


  • Provide leadership development opportunities;
  • Increase APIs in civic engagement and leadership roles in all levels of government;
  • Partner with likeminded organizations and key stakeholders; and
  • Advocate for the interests of the diverse API communities.

Executive Committee

  • President: Gabriel Quinto, council member, City of El Cerrito
  • First Vice President: David Ryu, council member, City of Los Angeles
  • Second Vice President: Rishi Kumar, council member, City of Saratoga
  • Secretary-Treasurer: Jason Pu, council member, City of San Gabriel
  • Immediate Past President: Jeffrey Gee, council member, Redwood City


  • Polly Low, council member, City of Rosemead
  • Jeffrey Koji Maloney, mayor, City of Alhambra
  • Juslyn Manalo, council member, City of Daly City
  • Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, council member, City of Garden Grove
  • Stephanie Nguyen, council member, City of Elk Grove
  • Ali Taj, council member, City of Artesia
  • Sheng Thao, council member, City of Oakland


The API Caucus connects you to important policy makers in Washington D. C. and Sacramento including the California Constitutional Officers, the Legislature and the API Legislative Caucus as well as corporate and civic leaders. We open doors and build relationships with individuals who are in public policy decision-making positions.

To join, please complete either submit membership dues via the online portal or fill out the membership form and send with membership dues to:

League of California Cities
1400 K Street
Sacramento, CA 95814

Contact Information

Please contact Annie V. Lam, executive director at (916) 955-6766 for membership inquiries and API partnership opportunities.

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