Vy Nguyen Strives to Make History as the First Vietnamese American Woman to Serve in the Texas Legislature
HOUSTON: Vy Nguyen, 34, is running for State Representative of House District 26 which encompasses Sugar Land, Richmond, and Four Corners/Mission Bend areas in Fort Bend County. As a first generation Asian American, Nguyen understands the needs of House District 26’s diverse constituency. When elected this November, Nguyen would also be the first Vietnamese American female State Legislator in the United States.
Nguyen was born outside of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania whose family immigrated to the United States after the Fall of Saigon City. She is proud to be part of a U.S. Military family. Nguyen obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston. She then attended Thurgood Marshall School of Law where she obtained her Juris Doctorate Degree with Honors.
Nguyen strongly believes that her extensive background as a lawyer, adjunct professor, woman small business owner, and a working mom will enable her to be a strong voice for her constituents. Nguyen stands for proper funding for public education, better access to higher education for all students, healthcare for all groups, and interests of small business owners.
Nguyen has received significant endorsements from respected community leaders from US Congress, Texas Senate, and Texas House of Representatives. The Honorable Gordon Quan serves as her Campaign Treasurer.
U.S. Congressman Al Green (CD-9), who represents one of the most diverse Congressional Districts in Texas, announced his formal endorsement of Nguyen’s campaign. Congressman Green believes that Nguyen’s experience as a working parent makes her passionate about public education. Nguyen’s son is a student council member and Honor Roll student attending public school in Fort Bend ISD. Nguyen wants to ensure that our young generation receives the proper quality public education and easier access to higher education. Moreover, Nguyen’s background as a small business owner and practicing attorney works closely with the Asian community, thus, she wants to be a resonating voice for all diverse groups in House District 26 to bring balance to the Texas Legislature.
Nguyen has also been appointed to be a member of the Standing Rules Committee at this year’s National Democratic Convention in Charlotte, NC.
“I am truly proud to receive Congressman Green’s endorsement in my candidacy for State Representative of HD 26. With his endorsement and along with the many significant endorsements, I hope to emulate the great qualities that they exemplify and be a strong advocate for Texas working families, women, children, senior citizens, veterans, and all groups in HD 26.”, said Nguyen.