June 29, 2022 By Czarinna Andres
Steven Raga, a Woodside resident and former chief of staff to the incumbent Brian Barnwell, has won the Assembly District 30 seat—making him the first Filipino American to hold elected office in New York State.
Raga, who generated 71 percent of the vote, beat Ramón Cando in what was a two-person race.
The Woodsider entered the race in April when Barnwell announced that he was no longer seeking reelection. Raga was selected by a committee formed to determine Barnwell’s replacement on the ticket.