Asian Pacific Islander Caucus

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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.

Board of Directors

  • President: Stephen Sham, Mayor, City of Alhambra 
  • First Vice President: Jeffrey Gee, Council Member, Redwood City
  • Second Vice President: David Ryu, Council Member, City of Los Angeles
  • Immediate Past President: Wayne Lee, Council Member, City of Millbrae
  • Treasurer/Secretary: Gabriel Quinto, Mayor Pro Tem, City of El Cerrito
  • Director at Large: Jason Pu, Council Member, City of San Gabriel 
  • Director at Large: Ali Taj, Mayor, City of Artesia
  • Director at Large: Rachelle Arizmendi, Mayor, City of Sierra Madre

  • Director at Large: Rishi Kumar, Council Member, City of Saratoga
  • Director at Large: Jason Pu, Mayor, City of San Gabriel
  • Director at Large: Edwin Lee, Mayor, City of San Francisco
  • Director at Large: Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, Council Member, City of Garden Grove


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.

We have a new website! Visit the new API Caucus website at

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