Tag Archives: Viet candidates

New Viet councilman gets sworn in, proposes

Tuesday night Chris Phan walked into the Garden Grove City Council Chambers a single male private citizen, and came out of it a councilman and engaged to be married. The political newbie was elected with 18.2% of the vote, ahead … Continue reading

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Tyler Diep collects $135,000, quits race

Just a few days after touting a campaign treasure of $135,000, Tyler Diep annouces he’s no longer running for the California Assembly. The Westminster city councilman previously sent a press release saying he’d raised $135,000 for his race to the … Continue reading

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Viet running for Maryland legislature

A Vietnamese-American community activst is running for the state legislature in Maryland, reports local paper The (Gaithersburg) Gazette here. Each district in the Maryland House of Delegates actually elect not just one but maybe more than one delegates. Democrat Hoan Dang … Continue reading

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Viet candidate’s criminal conviction exposed, mulls lawsuit

A Vietnamese candidate for county commissioner in Texas says he’s thinking of suing his opponent for bringing up his 1994 food stamp criminal conviction, according to the Fort Worth Star-Telegram here. Andy Nguyen, whose Vietnamese name is Nguyễn Xuân Hùng, … Continue reading

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Tan Nguyen’s back – and CD 47 gets crowded

Former candidate and now federal criminal defendant Tan Nguyen is jumping in and making a splash in an already colorful contest for the Republican nomination to face incumbent Democrat Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez in the 47th Congressional district. Nguyen is scheduled to … Continue reading

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Hiep Nguyen lost primary

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, … Continue reading

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Boston Globe endorses Viet candidate

A Vietnamese immigrant running for at-large councilmember of Boston has secured an endorsement from the city’s major paper for today’s primary elections. Hiep Q. Nguyen (his Vietnamese name: Nguyễn Quốc Hiệp) is one of 8 candidates the Boston Globe endorses, here, … Continue reading

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Viet (actual professional) running for office

A Viet who actually works professionally in the field in which he/she is running for office. Now that’s rare, but has happened before. Education professor Kim-Oanh Nguyen-Lam on the Garden Grove School Board was an example. Now here comes another … Continue reading

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