WASHINGTON, D.C. –State Rep. Daniel Pae (R-Lawton) was awarded the 2019 Rising Star Award by the International Leadership Foundation (ILF) for his professional achievements and dedication to the improvement of the Asian Pacific American (APA) community.
Pae, a first-term lawmaker, received the award Thursday evening at the ILF 2019 Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.
“The mission of ILF is incredibly important to me,” Pae said. “I’m humbled they chose to recognize the progress I’ve made while serving my fellow Lawtonians in House District 62 since being elected. In the years to come, I hope that there are even more young leaders from the APA community who seek careers in public service.”
ILF is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization dedicated to promoting the civic engagement, leadership empowerment and economic prosperity of the APA community to enhance the representation of diversity in the U.S. They host civic leadership training and support from the ILF’s network of 20 national and global advisory boards.