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Van Tran

Republican

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CA State Assembly
Date Party Office Votes Result
11-02-2004 Republican AD-68 78606 Win
11-07-2006 Republican AD-68 32090 Win
11-04-2008 Republican AD-68 72034 Win
11-02-2010 Republican CD-47 37679 Loss
 

Candidate Biography:

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)

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