Statement from Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen on Placing 2nd in Top-Two Primary Election
Santa Ana, CA – After two weeks of too-close-to-call results in the race to represent California’s 46th Congressional District in Congress, Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen pulled into second place to overtake Orange County Sherrif’s Department Commander Bob Peterson. The top two vote-getters, Nguyen and former lawmaker Lou Correa, will move forward to the general election in November.
Mayor Nguyen offered the following statement
I am immensely grateful to everybody who has supported me in this race. This election isn’t about who has the most money. It’s about the hardworking middle and working class families of Orange County. Washington is broken, and we know that sending another politician who’s in the pocket of special interests isn’t going to fix it. We need somebody in Washington who has a record of fighting corruption, not participating in it. The era of big money, special interests, and corporate lobbyists running Washington is over, and I’m here to fight to the finish.
Brought to the United States by his parents as a child, Bao Nguyen was elected Mayor of Garden Grove in 2014, where he has increased government transparency and fought corruption. Upon his swearing-in, he became the first directly- elected Vietnamese American Democratic Mayor in the United States. He is the city’s first Vietnamese American and first Openly LGBTQ Mayor. Prior to his historic election, he served as member of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.
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