HUNTINGTON BEACH – Janet Nguyen, the first Vietnamese man to become a state senator, has been re-elected for a four-year term in the California Senate, representing a very Vietnamese neighborhood in the United States. in Orange County in the southern state.
She was in front of the controversial Democrat Tom Umberg, a retired Colonel of the US Army, with a significant 54.5 percent to 45.5 percent, according to an updated secretary's office. Orange County voters on 7/11 am.
Her victory is expected by an entrepreneur and thanks to the great support of Vietnamese voters in her district.
"Residents of District 34 have spoken loudly so far they want a vote in the Senate that will contend with the ruling elite. [thủ phủ California] Sacramento! "She sketched in the night of 6/11 in anticipation of cheerfulness and applause of fans who watched the election results at Grove Garden Restaurant.
"And things [tôi] It is not important to be dismissed from the Senate, "she said ridiculous, referring to the event at the beginning of 2017 when she announced and criticized a democratic senator who had criticized her forcing a stance on the communist side, which led her to be removed from the legislative body, but has received strong support from other Vietnamese agents and compatriots.
Many Vietnamese voters who interviewed VOA before the election said they would vote for her, because what she says is her constant effort to improve the community's interest. They say that one of her greatest achievements is to introduce school-regulated laws to bring Vietnamese refugees to California's curriculum that is now signed by the governor.
"Even if there are people who criticize SB 895 law, the community will say (tongue shakes and shakes)" No, [chúng tôi] Senators' stance is the view of our community, "she said in an interview for the November 6 event for the VOA.
For Pham Nguyen Khai Minh, a 25-year-old volunteer, Janet Nguyen's generous help to her family during the difficult first time they came to the United States for the first time was the reason she had so much backed up. and give her time to contribute to her campaign.
Mr. Ming said his main job is to help voters mobilize their voices as well as gather their voices and take them to polls.
"Janet can call me at any time, and I'm also willing to spend some time helping the Senate in the coming years," he told VOA.
With the victory of Janet Nguyen, some other Vietnamese candidates also won other races in Orange County. Tyler Diep, deputy mayor of Westminster, where many Vietnamians lived, was elected to a place in the California State House, while Ta Duc Tri was re-elected as mayor of the city.
Election results on November 7 showed that the five members of the Westminster Council would have four Vietnamese, the first in the history of the city, Nguoi Viet reported.