Rose Pak

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Rose Pak (b. 1947) is a political activist in San Francisco, California, noted for her advocacy for the Chinatown community.[1] Pak serves as a consultant for the San Francisco Chinese Chamber of Commerce and organizer of the Chinese New Year Parade in San Francisco.[1]

Political involvement[edit]

In 2011, Pak was instrumental in obtaining consensus to nominate Edwin M. Lee as the first Asian American mayor of San Francisco.[2] Pak said, "This was finally our moment to make the first Chinese mayor of a major city."[3]


Pak has been critical of the Falun Gong movement in San Francisco and, in 2004, banned the group from participating in San Francisco's annual Chinese New Year's Parade.[1]


  1. ^ a b c John Wildermuth (2010-09-19). "Chinatown's Champion". (Hearst Newspapers). Retrieved 2010-01-07. 
  2. ^ Eckholm, Erik (2011-11-11). "Rose Pak, a Chinatown Power Broker, Savors Mayor Edwin Lee's Victory". The New York Times. 
  3. ^ Gerry Shih (2011-01-06). "Behind-the-Scenes Power Politics: The Making of a Mayor". The New York Times. Retrieved 2010-01-07.