At the moment, the Asian American community is the fastest growing ethnic group in Texas, with a population of 1.5 million people. This population increase has been accompanied by heightened political engagement. More Asians are getting involved in politics, not only by voting but also by running for office. Traditionally, Asians voted for Republicans because 75% of the voters did too.

Despite Asian Americans representing 5% of Texas’ total population, there has never been an Asian American member of Congress from the state. However, Democrats have at least five Asian American candidates for Congress. One of them is Sri Kulkarni in the 22nd District. His campaign promotes pro-immigration politics, which resonates with the political causes for the community. He has reached out to Asians, potentially leading to higher voter turnouts and increasing representation in the state.