Jason Tengco has been named the new Asian American Pacific Islander outreach director for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign.
The announcement was made March 24 by Hillary for America National Political Director Amanda Renteria and Women’s Outreach Director Mini Timmaraju.
Tengco was most recently deputy director of the White House Initiative on Asian Americans and Pacific Islanders (WHIAAPI). He was appointed to that position in May 2015 after three years as an Initiative staffer.
He managed the first-ever White House Summit on AAPIs, launched the Initiative’s E3! Ambassadors Program for young leaders, and solicited input from the community on ways to increase participation in federal programs.
Before joining the Initiative, he was an Asian Pacific American Institute for Congressional Studies (APAICS) fellow in the office of Rep. Mike Honda (D-San Jose); served as the Congressional Asian Pacific American Caucus (CAPAC) task force staff lead on immigration and appropriations; and worked for the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), where he helped organize APALA’s largest national convention and launched APALA’s Young Leaders Council.
Born and raised in the San Francisco Bay Area, Tengco graduated from UCLA with honors with a B.A. in political science.
Tengco succeeds Lisa Changadveja, who has accepted a new job at the Colorado Democratic Party.