HUNTINGTON BEACH – Janet Nguyen, the first Vietnamese American who has become a state senator, is re-elected for a four-year term in the California Senate, representing a largely Vietnamese-American neighborhood. in the county of Orange in the southern state.
She led in front of rival Democrat Tom Umberg, a retired Colonel of the US Army. With a significant difference of 54.5 percent from 45.5 percent, according to the updated Office of the Secretary. The voters of Orange County on 7/11.
His victory is waited for by the holder and thanks to the great support of the Vietnamese voters in his district.
"District 34 neighbors spoke aloud, and so far they want a voice in the Senate that opposes the ruling elite. [thủ phủ California] Sacramento. "He exclaimed the evening of 6/11 as a result of the joys and applause of the supporters who attended the results of the elections in a restaurant in Garden Grove.
"And things [tôi] It is not important to say goodbye to the Senate, "he said in a mood, referring to an event in early 2017 when he published and criticized a Democratic state senator who had criticized, forced to rest on the Communist side. This action led to the elimination of the legislature but received a strong support from their parents and Vietnamese compatriots.
Many voters of Vietnamese ancestry who interviewed the VOA before the elections said that they would vote for it because what they say are their constant efforts to move forward in the interests of the community. They say one of their greatest achievements is to introduce legislation that regulates schools so that Vietnamese refugees join the California student curriculum that has now been signed by the governor.
"Even if there are people who criticize law SB 895, the community will say (the tongue shakes and shakes its head)" No, [chúng tôi] The senatorial position is the position of our community, "said the VOA in an interview at the November 6 event.
For Pham Nguyen Khai Minh, a 25-year-old volunteer, Janet Nguyen's generous help to her family during a first difficult time when they arrived in the United States was the reason why she was so supportive. and give you time to contribute to your campaign.
Mr. Ming said his main job was to help call voters to mobilize their votes, as well as to gather votes and take them to the polls.
"Janet can call me at any time and I am also willing to spend some of my time helping senators in the coming years," said the VOA.
In addition to the victory of Janet Nguyen, other Vietnamese candidates also won other Orange County races. Tyler Diep, deputy mayor of Westminster where many Vietnamese people live, was elected a member of the State House of California, while Ta Duc Tri re-elected city mayor.
The results of the elections on November 7 also showed that five Westminster Council members will have four Vietnamese, the first in the history of the city, reported Nguoi Viet.