New Del. Mark Levine (VA, D-45) will be No. 96 in Seniority in the House of Delegates

 

Photo from Mark Levine's Facebook page

Photo from Mark Levine’s Facebook page

12월 1일 Del. Mark Levine (D-45) 은 오는 2016년 의회에서 시니어리티로 뽑기에서 당첨되었다고 발표했다. 마크 르빈 하원의원 선출자는 오는 1월에 여는 버지니아 의회를 준비함에 있어 이번에 새로이 당선된 10명의 하원의원 선출자 사이에서 6번째로 랭크되었다고 인사이더 노바지는 밝혔다.

이번 새로운 하원의원 의회에서 11번째는 공화당의 Mark Dudenhefer (R-2)가 수장을 맡을 것이며, 이는 그가 지난 의회 기간동안 의정 활동을 했기 때문이라고 밝혔다. 이번에 버지니아 하원에서는 새로운 선출 하원( 민주당 의원 7명, 공화당 의원 4명) 들이 오는 1월에 열리는 버지니아 하원 의회에 참석하여 출신 지역구의 현안 문제들을 논의하고 법안들을 상정할 예정이다. 물론 버지니아 하원은 현재 공화당이 주류이며 민주당이 비 주류로 구성되어 있다. 시니오리티로 뽑히면 하원에서 신출나기 하원보다는 더 영향력이 있는 하원의원으로 각 법안을 입안, 심사하는데 힘을 쓸 수 있는 위치에 갈 수 있다.

마크 르빈 하원 의원 선출자는 알링턴 남부 지역과 알렉산드리아 지역을 대표하는 하원의원이다. 그는 하원의원이었던 Rob Krupicka가 정계를 은퇴하면서 그 자리를 차고 들어온 후임 하원이다. 그는 하버드를 나온 재원으로 다국적인 언어를 자유자재로 구사할 수 있는 장래가 촉망되는 하원의원이다.

 

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AREAA DC Chapter Successfully Hosts the 2014 Leadership Conference in Tysons Corner

 

 

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On November 21, 2014, AREAA (Asian Real Estate Association of America) held an “Education Foundation and a Leadership Enhancement Program” at the Tower Club in Tysons Corner for more than 115 members of AREAA in the greater Washington DC area. Stone gate Mortgage, Citibank, Wells Fargo, and AREAA sponsored the event. Mark Grant, Vice President of Business Development of Citibank and Cynthia McGee, Vice President of Principal Relationship of Wells Fargo showed up to the event to show support. They are in charge of development in residential efforts. The event lasted the entire day, and finished with a reception.

AREAA focused on enhancing leadership qualities of realtors through the creation of “leadership brand and communicating with confidence.” Many of the attendees agreed that it would help them in all aspects of life, not just within client-realtor relationship. Tuyet Bui of Westgate Realty Group, Inc., stated that the leadership methods would effect how she handles day-to-day activities as well as her dealings with customers. Cuvator H. Armstrong of SILVA International Realty, explained that the event was opened to members of all race and culture, and that its openness was one of the best qualities of AREAA, as it welcomes anyone of all backgrounds to be a member.

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As Asian-American populations continue to grow in number and prominence in the area, it is becoming more important to understand the impact of culture on purchase behavior and its application in real estate purchase.

Linda Akutagawa, the President and CEO of Leap, Inc. (Leadership Education for Asian Pacifics, Inc.) was the presenter. She emphasized the importance of becoming aware of other cultures, understanding different values from these cultures, and bridging any possible gap results in allowing positive impact to surface, and bring about self awareness, allowing the individual to become a better leader. She stated from the analysis of demographic data, and current addresses of Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders, that as of 2010, 4.7% of the US workforce were of Asian-American descent, and by 2018, this number is expected to increase to 5.6%. Asian-American buying power in the United States is expected to increase by 571.9% by 2015.

Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders only made up about 2.66% of the total 1,213 board seats of Fortune 100 Corporations between 2011 and 2012. Around 31% of them are women. Furthermore, Asian-American and Pacific Islanders made up about 4.05% of the total 1,086 Board seats in top foundations, both profit and non-profit. This number is also expected to see an increase, however. This all translates to a broader profit and stronger buying power for the Asian-American sector, but it is important to understand that Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders cannot be treated like a typical buyer group.

Because Asian-Americans and Pacific Islander group is one of the fastest growing workforce in the U.S., it is important to increase the leadership pool to contribute back to the community that created such success, whether it be time, talent, or even funds. By producing leaders, success can continuously be guaranteed.

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The leadership education and enhancement programs further focused on encouraging AREAA members to become more active leaders, and focused on making a difference, helping a cause important to them, strengthening the community, practicing leadership skills, networking, and promoting personal enrichment as community leader.

In a brief interview, Moon Y. Choi of REMAX Presidential, an AREAA DC Chapter member, explained that the event was a great learning opportunity that taught better customer service as well as a vision of leadership within the community.

Anne Thai of AREAA DC Chapter promised that more events such as the Leadership Conference is in plan.

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2014 Hepatitis B. Initiative of Washington, D.C. Benefit Gala & Award Dinner

June 8,2014, The organization of Hepatitis B initiative of Washington, D.C. led by Jane Pan, to celebrate great achievement on the treatment of Hepatitis B.  This organization have dedicated to prevent Hepatitis B and C  in Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. At the Gala, the anchor of ABC News Channel 8, Kathy Parks introduced guest speakers:

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(Kathy Park of ABC New Channel 8)

Leslie Hsu Oh (HBI-DC Founder), Grace Han Wolf (Herndon), Del. Mark Keam (D – VA), Julie Soohyun Koo (Executive Director, DC Mayor’s Office of Asian and Pacific Islander Affairs), Dr. Jennifer Lee (Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Services, Commonwealth of Virginia) and Corinna Dan (Viral Hepatitis Policy Advisor, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health, US Department of Health & Human Services) gave remarks.

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(Del. Mark Keam)

Del. Mark Keam introduced the House Bill (HB 724) to designate May 19th as Hepatitis B Awareness Day in Virginia, and the Bill passed collectively. He brought an attention how important it is to continue studying Hepatitis B, as it eventually can lead to liver cancer.

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(Herndon Councilwoman Grace Han-Wolf)

Grace Han-Wolf spoke on behalf of Fairfax County. She stated her concern for the high rate of Hepatitis B and C in AAPI communities (10%).

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 (Founder of Hepatitis B Initiative, Leslie Hsu Oh)

Leslie Hsu Oh is the founder of Hepatitis B Initiative. She spoke of losing her mother and brother to liver cancer caused by Hepatitis B, and she hoped to do something for those who suffered similar fate, and founded the organization in 1977. Started in Boston, it has now expanded to Washington D.C., where she founded a chapter in 2002. She called Hepatitis B as a silent killer, and stated the need for people to be screened early to minimize damage.

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 (Dr. Jennifer Lee)

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(From Left to Right, Dr. Jennifer Lee, Leslie Hsu Oh, Dr. Jose Bordon, Jane Pan, Julie Ost, and Echo Zhang)

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(Jane Pan and Del. Mark Keam)

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(From left to right, Grace Han Wolf, Dr. Amy Trang, Jane Pan, and Soo Yee)

Jane Pan (HBI-DC, Executive Director) announced ”Last year, our Supporters and partners helped at least 2,000 uninsured  and underinsured individuals susceptible to hepatitis B living in the DC Metropolitan area,” and said, “Without your help and supporting we couldn’t be succeed like this.”  Jane pane stated that we need help to educate, to vaccinate, to eradicate to the people who are needy in communities with support and contributions.

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