Donald Wong

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Donald Wong
Member of the Massachusetts House of Representatives from the 9th Essex district
Incumbent
Assumed office
January 5, 2011
Preceded by Mark Falzone
Chairman of the Saugus, Massachusetts Board of Selectmen
In office
2007–2011
Preceded by Peter A. Rossetti, Jr.
Succeeded by Scott Crabtree
Personal details
Born (1952-01-15) January 15, 1952 (age 62)
Nationality American
Political party Republican
Spouse(s) Jeannie Wong [1]
Residence Saugus, Massachusetts
Occupation Businessman
Restaurant owner
Website Donald H. Wong.com

Donald H. Wong (born January 15, 1952) is an American businessman and state legislator serving in the Massachusetts House of Representatives. He represents the Ninth Essex District, consisting of parts of Lynn, Lynnfield, Wakefield and Saugus. He is also the President of Mandarin House, Inc., which manages the Kowloon Restaurant.[2] Wong is a "third generation" Chinese American.[3]

Wong served as a member of Saugus Town Meeting from 2005 to 2007 and as Chairman of the Saugus Board of Selectmen from 2007 to 2011. He has also been a member of the Massachusetts Asian American Commission.[4]

On November 2, 2010, Wong defeated Democratic incumbent Mark Falzone by 382 votes.[5] He and 2nd Norfolk District Representative Tackey Chan were the first Asian-Americans elected to the Massachusetts Legislature.[6] Wong is a member of the House Ways and Means Committee, a ranking member of the Joint Committee on Transportation, and a member of the House Committee on Personnel and Administration.[7]

Election History[edit]

2010 State Representative Election[edit]

Massachusetts House of Representatives 9th Essex District Republican primary election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Donald Wong 1,851 81.40
Republican Raymond Igou 423 18.60
Turnout
Source: Saugus Advertiser
Massachusetts House of Representatives 9th Essex District general election, 2010
Party Candidate Votes % ±%
Republican Donald Wong 8,939 51.09
Democratic Mark Falzone 8,557 48.91
Turnout
Source: Saugus Advertiser

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wong holds campaign rally at Kowloon". Saugus Advertiser. October 25, 2010. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  2. ^ http://www.mass.gov/?pageID=treterminal&L=3&L0=Home&L1=Affiliated+Programs&L2=Asian+American+Commission&sid=Ctre&b=terminalcontent&f=aac_commissioners&csid=Ctre
  3. ^ Boston Globe, Dec. 30, 2010
  4. ^ Wendy Killeen (April 13, 2006). "Good Friday Walk". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  5. ^ Mike Gaffney (November 2, 2010). "Update: Kowloon owner Wong beats incumbent Falzone in 9th Essex District". Saugus Advertiser. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  6. ^ Jessica Bartlett (November 3, 2010). "Chan elected to Legislature from Quincy". Boston Globe. Retrieved 2010-11-03. 
  7. ^ Chris Stevens (January 19, 2011). "Saugus' Wong named to Ways & Means". The Daily Item. Retrieved 2010-11-03.