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John Liu–NYC’s first Asian city councilmember–has won the runoff election against David Yassky, clinching the Democratic nomination for city comptroller and setting him up to face (with heavy advantage) Republican Joe Mendola for the win in November.
Should Liu take office in 2010, he will in doing so become the first Asian American person to serve as a top city official–a landmark achievement. But that hasn’t been the driving force in his aspirations to become The City’s finance-watching Big Kahuna.
Liu told NY Daily News:
“It’s something that I suppose secures my place in history, but that was never my objective.”
He continued*, saying**:
“My life’s most sacred goal is to one day become DISGRASIAN’s Amazian of the Week. If I can win this election in November, I’m a shoo-in for one of the later weeks of that month, maybe the first week of December, I just know it. Maybe somebody can put in an early nominasian to the girls for me?”***
**like, totally false
***super fiction. We completely made this up. Sounds good to us, though!
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