U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo

U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo speaks at the I.D.E.S. Hall in Half Moon Bay on Jan. 24, the day after a mass shooting in the Coastside city. She has represented parts of the Peninsula for more than 30 years.

Last week, U.S. Rep. Anna Eshoo sat down to speak with Oceana High School junior Thant Paing, who is an intern with the Pacifica Tribune. We thought it was a unique opportunity for a conversation between an 80-year-old woman of Assyrian and Armenian heritage who has served in Congress for three decades and Paing — who goes by Tyler —  a 17-year-old Asian American.

There was much to talk about, including Eshoo’s new congressional district, which now includes Pacifica. The interview has been lightly edited for clarity.

Clay Lambert is the editorial director for Coastside News Group. After years working at regional daily newspapers, he began as editor of the Half Moon Bay Review in 2004.

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