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For Immediate Release   

September 19, 2016

Contact: Aries Dela Cruz
Cell: (347)683-3020

Garden Grove, CA – Walter Muneton, Trustee-elect of the Garden Grove Unified School District announced his endorsement of Bao Nguyen for California’s 46th Congressional District. Muneton, who is an appointee of the Board of Education to Garden Grove Unified School District’s Bond Oversight Committee, and is a Garden Grove Neighborhood Improvement and Conservation Commissioner, offered the following endorsement:

As a school trustee, Bao brought bilingual education to our schools and ensured all parents had a voice in the decision making process. As our mayor, he has fought for a transparent government. I trust he will be a champion for the people of the 46th Congressional District.

Walter Muneton joins a list of prominent Latino leaders, officials, and groups who are united in their support for Mayor Nguyen’s congressional campaign, including Lyo Figueroa, President of the Orange County Hispanic Bar Association* (OCHBA), Sergio C. Garcia, California’s first undocumented immigrant lawyer, Eric Dominguez, a leading immigration lawyer and President-Elect of the OCHBA,* past President of the OCHBA Diana Lopez, and the Mexican American Bar Association PAC.

Bao Nguyen, who was a member of the Garden Grove Unified School District board where he improved the quality of our children’s education, and defended our children from the national crisis of bullying and discrimination, had the following response:

I am honored to have the support of Trustee-elect Walter Muneton, who has done so much to contribute to the City of Garden Grove in the fields of education and conservation. In Congress, I will continue to work so that our students can receive the quality education they deserve, that our public colleges are more affordable, and that we ease the burden of college tuition and debt for parents and students.

After serving as a local community organizer, and then on Garden Grove’s school board, Bao Nguyen was elected Mayor of Garden Grove in 2014. As Mayor, he has supported immigration reform, signing the amicus brief on United States v. Texas in support of DACA and DAPA. Upon his swearing-in, he became the first directly-elected Vietnamese American Democratic Mayor in the United States. When elected, he will be the first openly gay immigrant to serve in Congress.

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Walter Muneton Respalda a Bao Nguyen para el Congreso

Garden Grove, CA – Walter Muneton, Síndico electo del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Garden Grove comunica su apoyo a Bao Nguyen para el Distrito #46 del Congreso de California. Muneton quien fue nombrado a servir en el Bond Oversight Committee del Distrito Escolar y Comisionado en la Comisión de Mejoramiento y Preservación de Garden Grove comunica lo siguiente:

“Como Síndico, Bao implementó la educación bilingüe en nuestras escuelas y se aseguró que todo padre tuviese voz cuando se tomó la decisión. Como nuestro Alcalde, ha luchado por tener transparencia en el gobierno local. Confío que abogará por la gente del Distrito #46 del Congreso.”

Walter Muneton se une a la lista de prominente líderes Latinos, oficiales, y grupos quienes apoyan la campaña al Congreso del Alcade Nguyen. Esta lista incluye a Lyo Figueroa, Presidente de la Asociación* de Colegio de Abogados del Condado de Orange (OCHBA), Sergio C. García, primer abogado inmigrante indocumentado, abogado líder en inmigración y Presidente electo de OCHBA, ex-Presidente de OCHBA* Diana López, y el PAC de la Asociación de Colegio de Abogados México-Americana.

Bao Nguyen, ex-miembro de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Garden Grove quien mejoró la calidad de educación de nuestros hijos y los defendió de la crisis nacional de bullying y discriminación, agregó lo siguiente:

“Es un honor tener el apoyo del Síndico electo Walter Muneton quien ha hecho tanto en el rubro de educación en la ciudad de Garden Grove.  En el Congreso seguiré trabajando para que nuestros estudiantes reciban la calidad de educación que se merecen, para que nuestras universidades públicas sean más económicas y a reducirles el peso de la colegiatura universitaria y deudas a padres y estudiantes.”

A Bao Nguyen lo trajeron sus padres a Estados Unidos cuando era niño, fue elegido Alcalde de Garden Grove en el año 2014. Allí ha aumentado la transparencia del gobierno local y ha peleado contra la corrupción.  Una vez juramentado y protestado, se convirtió en el primer Alcalde Vietnamita Americano y Demócrata en los Estados Unidos elegido por el pueblo. Es el primer Alcalde Vietnamita Americano y homosexual en la ciudad.  Es ex-miembro de la Junta Directiva del Distrito Escolar Unificado de Garden Grove.

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