History of Asian American Involvement
in Texas Democratic Party
The AAPI community organized as the Asian American Democrats of Texas, Inc at the Texas State Convention in Houston. AADT was recognized as an official caucus of the Texas Democratic Party (TDP).
The original group was
Robert W. Gee (Chairman Public Utility Commission of Texas and Assistant Secretary in US Department of Energy), Gordon Quan (Council Member, City of Houston), Mark Lee (Chairman SD17, Harris County Democratic Party), Judy Lee (Founding Member AADT)
Farrukh Shamsi and Arif Gafur are elected to represent their senate districts. The TDP Rules were also amended to include two members of the AAPI community as perpetual Add-On members of the SDEC. Mini Timmaraju and AJ Durrani.
Vice Chair Finance TDP
First Elected Texas Senate District Executive Committee (SDEC) members
Farrukh Shamsi was elected as Vice-Chair Finance, the third highest ranked position in TDP leadership and Executive Committee.