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Chinese Names Fill San Francisco Ballot

Sing Tao Daily, Posted: Sep 05, 2008

SAN FRANCISCO -- Candidates for local government positions in San Francisco are playing the name card.A lot of non-Chinese candidates have given themselves a Chinese name to attract Chinese American voters. The Sing Tao Daily reports, that the executive director of the San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women, Japanese American Emily Murase, Rachel Norton, candidate for the membership of San Francisco Board of Education as well as Jill Wynns, long-time member of the city's Board of Education, are using Chinese names in the campaign.Some of the names are related to their English name, some are not. Ahsha Safai, whos running for supervisor of District 11 has a Chinese name along with his English name, his father is Iranian.

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