Many in Flushing, a center of Asian-American political life in New York City, are now asking whether the residents there are hurt by the revolving-door representation in the Assembly.
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But many civic leaders say the turnover in the 22nd Assembly District is a reflection of the maturing of the Asian-American political community. As more Asian-American residents became more politically active, they are apt to follow a pattern of politics that has often emerged in New York City’s history: Factions emerge and vie for a foothold, then compete for that turf. And elected officials often seek to pass their political legacies to their children.
And many in this community say Flushing is no different.