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89.3 FM KPCC: San Gabriel City Council decides to seat councilman-elect

Attorneys Deanna Kitamura, center, and Nilay Vora, left, celebrate on hearing that Councilman-elect Chin-Ho Liao, right, will be permitted to take his seat on the San Gabriel City Council. SHARON MCNARY/KPCC

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May 6, 2013

The San Gabriel City Council voted 3-1 Monday to set aside a challenge to the residency of councilman-elect Chin-Ho Liao and let him take the oath of office.

With Liao and Jason Pu, who also was elected in March, San Gabriel will have two Asian-American voices on the council for the first time in several years. Only two other Asian-Americans have won elective office in the city’s 100-year existence.

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