Hmong American Elected Officials

In 2017 three Hmong Americans were elected into office along with one judicial appointment which added to the seven that were elected in 2016. This year nine Hmong Americans have announced candidacy for public office for the 2018 Election. Below is a directory of Hmong Americans currently in local, state and judicial offices. 

Steve Ly

Elk Grove Mayor


Vong Mouanoutoua

Clovis City Council


Lee Lor

Merced County Board of

Supervisor 2016-2020

Mai Yang Vang

Sacramento City Unified

School Board 2016-2020

Brandon Vang

Sanger Unified School

Board 2016-2020

Foung Hawj

MN State Senator


Fue Lee

MN State Representative


Tou Xiong

Maplewood City Council


Dai Thao

St Paul City Council


Marny Xiong

St Paul School Board






Susan Pha

Brooklyn Park City


Xiong Yang 

Walnut Grove City Council


Michael Xiong

Eau Claire City Council




Yee Leng Xiong

Marathon County

Supervisor 2016-2020

DC Everest School Board


Mary Thao

Wausau School Board




Kelly Lee

Exeter School Board

(Missouri) 2017-2021



Charles Vue

Eau Claire School Board





Kou Thao

Tracy City Council, MN



Judge Paul Lo

Merced County Superior

Appointed 2013

Re-elected 2016

Judge Kristy Yang

Milwaukee County

Elected 2017


Judge Sophia Vuelo

Ramsey County

Appointed 2018


Hmong Americans who are running or up for re-election in 2018.

Steve Ly

Mayor of Elk Grove

Bobby Bliatout

CA 22nd Congressional

Fue Lee

MN State Rep 59A

Jay Xiong

MN State Rep 67B

Dr Shoua Yang

MN State Rep 67B

Yee Leng Xiong

Weston Village Board


Chai Moua

Portage County

Supervisor District 9

Ka Lo

Marathon County

Supervisor 5th

Mary Thao

Wausau City Council


Seng Alex Vang

Seng Alex Vang is a lecturer in the Merritt Writing Program at the University of California, Merced. He is also a lecturer in the Department of Anthropology, Geography & Ethnic studies at California State University, Stanislaus where he teaches courses in Asian American studies.

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