WASHINGTON DC (Diya TV) — For the first time ever, three major American cities elected three Asian American Mayors. Indian American Aftab Pureval was elected Mayor of Cincinnati. Michelle Wu will be the first woman to lead Boston. And Bruce Harrell will take over the reins in Seattle.
Shama Haider made history as well, becoming the first Pakistani American woman elected to the New Jersey Legislature. Sadaf Jaffer and Agha Khan were the other two Pakistani American women running for New Jersey state office, but they lost their races.
In Hoboken New Jersey, Mayor Ravi Bhalla, the first Indian American and Sikh mayor in the city’s history, won re-election unopposed. Suhas Subramanyam, the first Indian American elected to Virginia’s General Assembly, was re-elected as well.
In Johns Creek, Georgia, outside of Atlanta, Indian Americans Dilip Tunki and Bob Erramilli are about to become city council members, making history there as well

Ravi Kapur contributed to this report.