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11.13.2007

Velma Veloria




Velma Veloria

  • 1st Filipina-American and 1st Asian-American elected to a Washington State Legislature (1992)
  • 1st Filipina elected to a state legislature in the continental United States (1992)

QUOTE
"For an immigrant woman to be elected to public office and to be given the opportunity to be in the mainstream has been the greatest gift that people have given to me."


DATE OF BIRTH
1950

BIRTHPLACE
Pangasinan, Philippines


HUSBAND: Alonzo Suson


USEFUL LINKS

Velma Veloria is elected to the Washington State Legislature on November 3, 1992
Velma Veloria - KDP; SEIU; Washington State Legislature
State lawmaker plans to move to Cambodia
CAPAA: Filipino Americans

Did you know...

  • ...that President Noynoy Aquino was the first Filipino bachelor to become President of the Republic of the Philippines?
  • ...that Astronomer Armando Lee was the first Filipino Master of Science (MS) degree holder in Astronomy in the Philippines?
  • ...that race driver Marlon Stockinger was the first Filipino-Swiss race winner in the Michelin Formula Renault UK Championship?
  • ...that Joy Rojas was the first Filipina to run across 3,107 miles across the United States?
  • ...that boxing champion Manny Pacquiao was the first Filipino sports billionaire?
  • ...that José Rizal was given the label 'First Filipino' by Leon Ma. Guerrero, the first Filipino Ambassador to Germany?

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