The nation’s first Hmong American mayor, Steve Ly of Elk Grove, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Ly developed a passion for democracy from his dad, Capt. Youchao Ly, a Hmong refugee who flew with the Ravens, U.S. Air Force pilots who sniffed out the North Vietnamese army in Laos and then directed bombing raids.
The nation’s first Hmong American mayor, Steve Ly of Elk Grove, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Ly developed a passion for democracy from his dad, Capt. Youchao Ly, a Hmong refugee who flew with the Ravens, U.S. Air Force pilots who sniffed out the North Vietnamese army in Laos and then directed bombing raids. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
The nation’s first Hmong American mayor, Steve Ly of Elk Grove, on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2016. Ly developed a passion for democracy from his dad, Capt. Youchao Ly, a Hmong refugee who flew with the Ravens, U.S. Air Force pilots who sniffed out the North Vietnamese army in Laos and then directed bombing raids. José Luis Villegas jvillegas@sacbee.com
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He grew up in Clovis. Now, Steve Ly is nation’s first Hmong mayor

December 11, 2016 7:00 AM

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