Andrew Do was sworn in as a County Supervisor representing Orange County’s First District Tuesday morning on the steps of the Old Orange County Courthouse, before a crowd of a hundred campaign supporters and GOP political backers.
Do was sworn in by his former boss and State Senator Janet Nguyen, who vacated the seat in December after eight years, triggering the Jan. 27 special election.
Do, a former chief of staff to Nguyen when she was a County Supervisor, called the short election an “extraordinary success…what happens when a community comes together with one voice.”
“The essence of what we do is to positively impact the lives of our constituents…we need to evolve from being a process-driven organization…and not politicize the process,” said Do in his remarks, calling on the Board to focus on “the business of the people.”
Do also thanked a few major supporters — including Nguyen, former State Senator Patricia Bates, who endorsed him; and political aides Nick Tam Lecong and Tony Lam.
Lam, a former Westminster city councilman, was subpoenaed by state investigators late last year in connection to a political money laundering investigation into Nguyen.
Do later took his seat on the dais after supervisors accepted the results of the election from Registrar Neal Kelley.