Suely Saro Makes History As Long Beach's First Cambodian American Councilmember
Suely Saro on Tuesday became the first Cambodian American to join the Long Beach City Council, home to the largest Cambodian population outside that country.
Saro's victory was viewed as a major feat for local Cambodian American organizers who have been pushing for greater representation at City Hall.
Saro, a long-time community advocate, said she would champion the rights of immigrants and workers.
"I think representation matters in that it's a reflection of seeing that you matter at an official council level," Saro said. "Decisions are going to be made with you in consideration."
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