Emma Wong Mar, First Asian-American to Run for National Office in November, Dies


By Richard Winger On September 16, Emma Wong Mar died in Oakland, California. She was 89. She was the Peace & Freedom Party’s vice-presidential nominee in 1984, and was the first Asian-American to appear on a general election ballot for President or Vice-President.
Her running mate in 1984 was Sonia Johnson. Johnson’s vice-presidential nominee in other states was Richard Walton, but in California the ticket was comprised of Johnson and Mar. Thanks to Jed Ziggler for this news. …read more

Source:: http://ballot-access.org/2015/10/05/emma-wong-mar-first-asian-american-to-run-for-national-office-in-november-dies/