People of Color Make Gains in Municipal Races Across the US

Albuquerque, N.M. – People of color made history this week by winning municipal races in places their families were once ignored or prevented from voting, including a New Mexico mayor whose father was forced into a Japanese internment camp during World War II….

Ken Miyagishima’s election Tuesday to a fourth term leading Las Cruces, New Mexico, will extend his distinction as one of the longest-serving Asian Americans in history to lead a U.S. city. His re-election came more than 75 years after FBI agents rounded up family members including his father, Mike Miyagishima, and forced them into the internment camp in Poston, Arizona.

“I know my father was proud of me, because I was proud of him,” Miyagishima told The Associated Press after his first election since his dad died last year….

https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/nation/2019/11/07/people-color-make-gains-mayoral-race-across-us/2518116001/