The Viet candidate for at-large councilor of Boston is not making it to the general elections in November.
Hiep Q. Nguyen ended 10th in a field of 15, missing the top-8 cut by several thousand votes.
With all precincts counted, Hiep has 7682 votes. Number 9 has 9245 votes and number 8 has 10,108. The top 8 advance to the November elections when voters will pick 4 at-large councilors in addition to the district councilors.
Hiep is the youngest candidate in the mix, barely 27 years old. A CPA with his own practice, this is Hiep’s first foray into politics. He didn’t even do politics as an intern – his internship was at PricewaterhouseCoopers where he later had a permanent job.
Hiep is the President of the Board of the Vietnamese-American Civic Association in Boston. He was born in Tay Ninh in southwest Vietnam and immigrated as an 8-year-old in 1991.