WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) -- The first Vietnamese-American mayor of Westminster will earn just $900 a month, and his power of this Southern California city is limited.
But as leader of a city that's the heart of Little Saigon, the largest Vietnamese district outside Vietnam, Tri (trih) Ta's election win this week has resonated across the Vietnamese diaspora.
Already Ta has been featured on Radio Free Asia, seen his name on Internet reports from Houston to Hanoi, and invited to Northern California to speak to Vietnamese leaders in San Jose.
Fellow Vietnamese-American politicians tell the Los Angeles Times (http://lat.ms/ZjCYmr) Ta can expect to get requests to represent the Vietnamese beyond city limits.
They say it's part of the burden of being a Vietnamese-American elected official.
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