Thursday, November 05, 2009

Peter A. Koo: Asian-American Republican Wins New York City Counsil Seat

Republican, Peter A. Koo a 57-year-old millionaire pharmacist, according to the New York Times defeated his Democratic rival, Yen S. Chou, who runs a tutoring center, by 49.6 percent to 44.7 percent, in the 20th Council District, which includes Flushing. Mr. Koo will succeed John C. Liu, who became the first Asian-American elected to the Council in 2001, and was elected city comptroller on Tuesday.

Aslo, Daniel J. Halloran a 38-year-old Republican lawyer, defeated Kevin D. Kim, an aide to Representative Gary L. Ackerman, by a similar margin, 52.5 percent to 47.5 percent, in the 19th Council District in northeastern Queens.

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