Congresswoman Grace Meng was re-elected as one of five Vice Chairs of the Democratic National Committee (DNC) over the weekend in Atlanta.
Currently in her third term in Congress, Meng is the first Asian American member of Congress from New York, and the only Asian representative in the northeast.
She was first elected to the DNC Vice Chair role in July. She joins Bronx Assemblyman Michael Blake as vice chairs from New York.
“I am extremely honored and humbled to have once again been selected as Vice Chair and I thank DNC members for their support,” Meng said. “As we all know, these are challenging times for our part. There is much work that needs to be done. But I am ready to help lead Democrats forward, and put our party on the path to victory.”
Former Labor Secretary Tom Perez was elected as the new DNC Chair, while Minnesota Congressman Keith Ellison, who lost the race for DNC Chair by a small margin, was selected to be Deputy Chair.
“We must reach out to emerging and immigrant communities, millennials, the grassroots and help build-up our state and local parties,” Meng added. “I am excited to get down to work.”