Alex Lee

Assemblymember, State of California, 25th Assembly District

Alex Lee (李天明) was elected in November 2020 to represent California’s 25th Assembly District, which includes the Alameda County communities of Fremont and Newark, and the Santa Clara communities of Milpitas, San Jose, and Santa Clara. He serves his community by being an advocate for the district and fights to address the growing issues in housing, homelessness, traffic, education, and climate change. Alex has called the South Bay home for his entire life and is a graduate of Milpitas High School and UC Davis, where he served as Student Body President. Previously, he has worked for California State Senator Henry Stern in Sacramento and Assemblymember Evan Low. He advocates for South Bay Area residents in Sacramento as the youngest state legislator.

Alex is speaking at

July 17, 2021
6:00 pm - 7:15 pm


  • Gregg Orton (Moderator) National Director, National Council of Asian Pacific Americans
  • Senator Joe Nguyen (Speaker) Senator, Washington State Senate
  • Alex Lee (Speaker) Assemblymember, State of California, 25th Assembly District
  • Krystal Ka'ai (Speaker) Executive Director, White House Initiative on Asian Americans, Native Hawaiians, and Pacific Islanders
  • Erika Moritsugu (Speaker) Deputy Assistant to the President and Asian American, Native Hawaiian, and Pacific Islander Senior Liaison, White House
  • Congressman Ted Lieu (Speaker) Congressman, California 33rd Congressional District, United States House of Representatives


The AAPI electorate is a formidable community with the power to shape and influence elections down the ticket throughout the U.S. As AAPIs are the fastest growing racial group in the country, it is essential that our community remain vigilant about voting and achieving representation at a proportional rate to elected office.

This closing plenary features a panel of rising AAPI officials at the local, state, and federal levels from across the country. Discussions will focus on their respective paths to elected office, challenges they face in their roles as AAPI officials, and the urgent need to pass the most significant voting rights and democracy reform in more than half a century: The For the People Act.

This event is presented in collaboration with the Japanese American Citizens League (JACL).

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