The re-elections of United States Rep. Steve Austria (R-Ohio), the first, first-generation Filipino in the U.S. Congress; Maryland State Delegate Kriselda “Kris” Valderrama, and Hawaii State Senators Will Espero, Donovan dela Cruz and Donna Mercado Kim, and California voters’ confirmation of Tani Cantil-Sakauye to a 12-year term as the state’s chief justice highlight the victories among Filipino-Americans who ran in the Nov. 2 midterm elections. 

In California, three Fil-Am mayors also managed to retain their positions.
Austria won Ohio’s 7th Congressional District with 132,615 votes compared to the 67,393 votes obtained by Democratic challenger Bill Conner.

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