(Excerpts from press release)
Coming full circle to her roots, Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi was honored by nearly 1,000 members of the Asian community of San Francisco for her 25 years of service in the Congress at a tribute reception and banquet tonight.
As a new candidate in 1987, even before she opened her campaign headquarters, Pelosi made her first appearance in public as a candidate for the U.S. House of Representatives at a community gathering and fundraiser in Chinatown. In the 25 years since, she has built a record of achievement representing our community, advancing opportunity for the people of San Francisco, and serving as the first woman Speaker of the House. Now, Leader Pelosi is joining our city’s Asian-American community – her strongest supporters and most loyal constituents – to celebrate our progress and look forward to a brighter future.