Thai Van Tran
Born: October 19, 1964 in Saigon, Vietnam
Married: Cyndi Nguyen (in 2004)
Child: Alex and Sophie
1998-2000: Member, Garden Grove Planning Commission
Previous: Deputy Mayor, City of Garden Grove
2000-20004: Member, Garden Grove City Council
Previous: Intern, Congressman Robert Dornan
Previous: Intern, State Senator Ed Royce
2006: Early Candidate for SD-34 (withdrew)
2008: Delegate, Republican National Convention
2014: Primary Candidate for SBOE-04 (Lost; 9.0%)
- HISTORIC: Tran was the first Vietnamese-American to serve as a state legislator in the US.
- UNACKNOWLEDGED API: This elected official was excluded from the "History of Asian Americans in the California Legislature" by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (Source).
Source: California Legislature Handbook (2005-06)