Mayoral races could be huge milestones for Asian Americans
November 3, 2021
When Cincinnati mayoral candidate Aftab Pureval decided to leave his attorney job in 2015 to run for county clerk, it was some fellow Democrats who warned him against the idea. They felt he didn't have a "good ballot name" that would appeal to the predominantly white votership in Hamilton County, Ohio.
"When you see A-f-t-a-b on a yard sign, it doesn't occur to people that's a candidate not an insurance company," Pureval told The Associated Press. "When you're Asian, when you have an ethnic name, it's just harder. You've got to be creative, you've got to work harder, you've got to knock on...