San Diego Political Legend Tom Hom Talks About ‘Bumpy Road’ To American Dream
Wednesday, May 21, 2014
We're sorry. This audio clip is no longer available. A transcript for audioclip 21975 has been made available.
A politician, businessman and civic leader, Tom Hom has a long history serving San Diego.
He was elected as San Diego's first minority city councilman in the 1960s and is still the only Asian-American to have served on the council. However, that may change this year. The new City Council boundaries in District 6 encompass a large portion of San Diego's Asian population. Many people believe there will be an Asian-American candidate elected from that district this year.
Hom turned 87 this year, and he said people often remark about his good health and vitality. In his memoir, "Rabbit on a Bumpy Road: A Story of Courage and Endurance," he even includes a recipe for a health tonic he takes twice a day: a teaspoon of honey and two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar.
"I've been taking this since I was 35, and I still do it today," he said.
To view PDF documents, Download Acrobat Reader.