Fil-Am becomes first Asian American woman mayor of California town
 
 
 
 
 
 

Fil-Am becomes first Asian American woman mayor of California town

11:11 AM January 07, 2022
Artesia, California Mayor Melissa Ramoso. FACEBOOK

Artesia, California Mayor Melissa Ramoso. FACEBOOK

Longtime Democratic Party stalwart Melissa Ramoso is now the first Filipino and Asian American woman mayor of Artesia, California.

The Southeast LA County town of 17,000 is about 10% Filipino, with many Filipino-owned small businesses.

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Ramoso has worked for several lawmakers and has been active in a number of Filipino American Democratic groups.

Ramoso spelled out her mayoral priorities: keeping Artesia residents and employees safe and the healthy and the city government financially sound.

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