FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan Announces Endorsement from San Mateo County Asian Pacific Islander Caucus
SAN MATEO, CA – Today, San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan announced her campaign for the State Assembly received the endorsement of the San Mateo County Asian Pacific Islander Caucus. The SMC API Caucus is governed by a group of current and former elected officials and community leaders dedicated to equality, diversity, and defeating racism. Wayne Lee, Former Mayor of the City of Millbrae and Member of the Millbrae City Council, serves as President of the Caucus Board of Directors.
“We are a nation built on the hard work of so many,” said Papan. “From this, we developed an idea of the American Dream that should be available to everyone. While we all have our own unique experiences and stories, we are bound together by the hope and promise of the American Dream. The API caucus advocates for diversity, equality, and other issues important to the API community while building coalitions through a broad network of supporters. I am proud to have earned their support.”
The San Mateo County API Caucus was founded in 2018 as a volunteer membership organization. Its stated mission is to support the API community by supporting API elected and appointed officials, and to advocate and support policies that further the goals and aspirations of the API community in San Mateo County.
San Mateo Deputy Mayor Diane Papan is running for the State Assembly to ensure every Californian has access to quality healthcare and mental health services, a path to home ownership, good-paying jobs, and the best schools for their children. Deputy Mayor Papan was first elected to the San Mateo City Council in 2015 and subsequently re-elected in 2020, when she was the top vote-getter in the county.
The new 21st Assembly District is replacing the 22nd Assembly District, an open seat being vacated by Assemblymember Kevin Mullin. The new District includes the communities of Burlingame, East Palo Alto, Foster City, Millbrae, Redwood City, San Bruno, San Carlos, San Mateo, and South San Francisco.
ABOUT DIANE: Diane Papan grew up in San Mateo County and is a long-time civic leader, currently serving as San Mateo City Councilmember. A graduate of UCLA, Papan received her law degree from Hastings Law School. She is also a Director of John’s Closet, a Peninsula nonprofit that has provided new clothes, scholarships, and essential items to over 15,000 school age children and young adults. Diane and her husband Dan are proud parents of daughter Alexa.