Gray Wins Latino, Asian Endorsement

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Posted on March 2, 2014

Source: WashingtonInformer

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray scored a major victory Saturday when he received the endorsement of the D.C. Latino Democratic Caucus and the D.C. Asian American & Pacific Islanders Democratic Caucus.

Gray won the Latino endorsement with 85 percent of the vote, far ahead of his seven challengers. He got the Asian American & Pacific Islanders nod with 66 percent.

The two caucuses, along with the National Association of Hispanic Journalists, co-hosted a forum Saturday at the Josephine Butler Center in Northwest for Gray and the seven Democratic hopefuls vying for his seat.

The party’s primary will be held April 1.

The 2010 census shows that 9.3 percent of the District population is Latino and 3.5 percent is Asian or Pacific Islander.

“We are a city that values the traditions and culture of people from throughout the world,” Gray said. “Latinos, Asian-Americans and Pacific Islanders add to the extraordinary diversity of our city. I am honored to have the support” of the caucuses.