Lecturer David Lee Comments on Chinese Community's Support for Mayor Ed Lee

Monday, December 08, 2014
SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE -- Twenty percent of San Francisco voters are Chinese American. And they love Lee. David Lee, a Political Science instructor at San Francisco State University and the head of the Chinese American Voters Education Committee, said the local Chinese press covers the city’s first Chinese American mayor glowingly and that polls of Chinese voters consistently show a favorability rate for the mayor of higher than 70 percent. The mayor campaigned heavily in Chinese neighborhoods for the five ballot measures he supported last month, and Chinese voters overwhelmingly approved them. In addition to Chinese voters, the mayor can count on strong support from homeowners, the tech community and unions. Political consultants say that easily gets him more than 50 percent.