San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee was an inspiration, not only for the Chinese-American
community but for the community at large. He had a high-profile job but kept a low
profile – very unassuming but full of humility, grace and a sense of humor.
In 2011, I was a volunteer at Mayor Lee’s campaign office on West Portal Avenue. My late
husband, Layton Doung, and I attended his victory party after the election and
the inauguration in January, 2012.
My late husband and I were very community oriented and were happy that a
“commoner,” a native son, won the mayor’s race. He not only represented the
Chinese/Asian community but served the many diverse groups of residents living
in San Francisco.
Mayor Lee’s campaign slogan was “Ed Lee Gets It Done,” and he held true to his words.
A very honest-to-goodness humble man who, out of sheer kindness, helped those who
were less fortunate. He’s an inspiration not only for the Chinese-American community
but for the community at large.
We lost a great mayor.