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Katy Tang’s 4th District seat—call it safe and secure

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Katy Tang’s appointive seat on the Board of Supervisors looks plenty safe as she prepares for her first foray into elective politics. After Tuesday’s filing deadline for entry by voter petitions, the 29-year-old freshman appointed last November by Mayor Lee to fill the seat left vacate by now-Assessor-Recorder Carmen Chu faces only one challenger. He’s political unknown Ivan Seredni, 64, who moved here from Chico three years ago. (Photo of Tang is from her campaign website.)

An excerpt from the Examiner’s Joshua Sabatini:

David Latterman, a University of San Francisco political analyst who also consults local candidates, said Tang is unbeatable.
“Katy’s popular,” Latterman said. “She’s the right race, the right politics, has the right connections.”

Tang is Chinese and a Mandarin speaker representing a district where, Latterman said, nearly 50 percent of voter turnout is of Chinese descent.


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