SAN FRANCISCO, CA - With the election less than 2 weeks away, San Francisco political candidates and community members competed for the coveted title of Potstickers Eating Champion and Most Stylish Potsticker Eater on October 23 at One Ferry Plaza. The competition was part of a reception to honor the quality coverage and empowerment of Asian Americans by veteran political columnist Samson Wong.
Approximately 100 people cheered on the eight competitors: Amy Bacharach, Candidate for San Francisco Community College Board 2012, Beverly Popek, candidate for San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) School Board, Christopher Do, National Association of Asian American Professionals – SF Chairman of the Board, Henry Chu, U.S. Air Force veteran, Leah Pimentel, 4th Vice Chair of the SF Democratic Party, Matt Haney, candidate for SFUSD School Board, Sam Rodriguez, Candidate for SFUSD School Board, andShamann Walton, candidate for SFUSD School Board.
After an exciting three minutes, the results are as follows:
Most Potstickers Eaten:
1. Shamann Walton: 22 potstickers
2. Matt Haney: 20 potstickers
3. Christopher Do: 15 potstickers
Most Stylish Eater (selected by audience applause):
2. Christopher Do
3. Amy Bacharach
Last year’s Postickers champion, S.F. City College Student Trustee Jeffrey Fang still holds the record for most potstickers, with a remarkable 26.
All funds raised from the event go towards supporting AsianWeek.com and Samson Wong’sPotstickers column. If you were unable to attend but still would like to DONATE, you can contribute online or send a check made payable to AsianWeek Foundation at 564 Market St. Suite 320, San Francisco, CA 94104.
About the AsianWeek Foundation
The AsianWeek Foundation is a non-profit 501(c)(3)s, committed to developing Asian American community. Contributions can be made to AsianWeek Foundation, 564 Market St., Suite 320, San Francisco, CA. Neither Potstickers, AsianWeek, AsianWeek.com, nor AsianWeek Foundation make official candidate endorsements.
About Potstickers by Samson Wong
Potstickersby Samson Wong first appeared in 1996 and has since provided extensive political coverage of Asians in San Francisco politics. With more than 600 columns, Potstickers has garnered recognition and awards from California Assembly and Senate, SF Office of Mayor, New American Media, SF League of Women Voters, Gay and Lesbian Alliance Against Discrimination, SF Organization of Chinese Americans, SF Bay Area Publicity Club, Chinese Real Estate Association of America, San Francisco Planning and Urban Research and Asian Pacific Democratic Club. Potstickers is the voice on Asian American politics.