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Brooklyn: Yungman Lee mounts primary challenge to Velazquez

Yungman Lee, a lawyer and banker, announced on Dec. 2 that he will run against longtime U.S. Rep. Nydia Velazquez in the Democratic Primary in June, and predicted that he will topple the 12-term incumbent.



Yungman Lee said he plans to “wake up” large numbers of Asian-Americans
who in the past have not voted. Photo courtesy of Yungman Lee For Congres
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Lee, 63, president and CEO of Global Bank on East Broadway in Manhattan, is making his foray into politics. He plans to run against Velazquez in the Seventh Congressional District, a district that includes neighborhoods in Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens, and takes in both the Brooklyn and Manhattan Chinatowns.
The Brooklyn neighborhoods in the congressional district include all or parts of Sunset Park, Red Hook, Bushwick, Vinegar Hill, Williamsburg, Brooklyn Heights, Carroll Gardens, Gowanus, Park Slope, Greenwood, DUMBO and........