November 26, 2022

Ryu celebrates after profitable the election. (Korea Occasions file)

David Ryu, a Korean American Angeleno, noticed victory this 12 months as he grew to become the primary to be elected into the town council in the neighborhood’s 112-year immigration historical past.

Ryu took the seat within the Might normal election after a one-year marketing campaign for termed-out Councilman Tom LaBonge’s District 4 seat.

The win was the mark of an enormous step ahead for the native Korean American neighborhood, the biggest such inhabitants exterior of Korea.

“With out the Korean American neighborhood, I couldn’t have gained,” Ryu mentioned after the election. “It is a victory that happened on account of a united Korean neighborhood. … Via my election, I’ll work arduous to assist the political energy of the Los Angeles Korean American neighborhood develop.”

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