ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. (KRQE) – The newest member of Albuquerque’s city councilor was sworn in during a ceremony Thursday afternoon.
Westside resident and Albuquerque native Thanh-Lan Sena officially replaced Ken Sanchez as councilor for District One Thursday.
Sanchez died earlier this year after serving the district for 23 years. Sena is the daughter of a Vietnamese refugee and becomes the first Asian American woman to serve in Albuquerque city politics.
“I hope to be a true role model to others to allow other Asian Americans to get into public office as well,” said Lan Sena.
Sena’s first official city council meeting will be Monday evening.