Born in Brooklyn, Dan O’Connor has always been fascinated with languages and learning other cultures. Dan lived in China for six years and speaks both fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.
Dan even has a Chinese name he often goes by – Dan Lee – and his first name translates, to “egg.”
The O’Connor campaign opened its official office in Chinatown and has received tremendous press coverage so far. Dan believes our representative for Congress should open a dialogue with the Chinese-American community and not ignore it like politicians have in the past.
The Dan O’Connor campaign is proud to announce their “Chinese-Americans for Dan O’Connor” coalition.
Karlin is a retired communication industry professional. He has been involved in the community for many years and serves as the campaign’s official community liaison to the Chinese-American community.
Jimmy is the head of the Chinese American Fujian Association and has lived in the community for many years. He is a successful businessman and is active in local and state politics. He has helped raise money for national Democratic figures such as Senator Hillary Clinton.
Sherman is a successful business owner with many years of experience in both real estate and manufacturing in New York. He has lived most of his life in the 12th District. He has spent a great deal of time working with leaders in the communities of the Brooklyn waterfront, Greenpoint and Chinatown.
Lucy was born in New York and has lived here her entire life. She has assisted in campaigns throughout New York State, including elections at the city, state and federal level. She has been involved in gaining a voice for disenfranchised minorities particularly among the immigrant and Asian American population. Ms. Yau brings her knowledge of Brooklyn’s diverse demographics to the campaign.