In 1969, my father emigrated from China to Harvard Square with nothing but a few dollars to his name and the dream of someday building a home in which his children could grow. It wasn’t always easy, but my family supported one another as we sought to fulfill our version of the American Dream by working hard, actively pursuing an education, and becoming engaged participants in our community. Times got better for my family, but the trials we went through instilled in me a deep appreciation for this country, and the opportunities we were given.
When I decided to fulfill my American Dream by running for the Cambridge City Council, it was because of my belief that local families, government, and community partners should be given to work collaboratively to solve our common challenges. I’m drawn to public service because I believe that the responsibility of local government is to invest in people. I strongly support local programs that provide our residents with the tools they need to succeed as well as programs that create jobs and strengthen the business community. By working together, we can all raise the bar to build a better Cambridge.
I take my job as Cambridge City Councillor very seriously. I intend to work hard to achieve real results on the issues you care about. I will be accountable and responsive to you. Please don't hesitate to contact me if I can ever be of assistance to you or your family.