Richard Nguyen Edged Out Incumbent Al Hoang for Houston City Council Seat



In a battle of mostly for Vietnamese-Amerian votes,  political novice Richard Nguyen beat out the incumbent Al Hoang for Houston City Council District F.  

Nguyen received 3,160 votes while Hoang garnered 2,964 votes.   Less than 12% of the registered voters went to the poll.   In District F has about 67,000 registered voters and Vietnamese-American voters is 15% of the total.

Al Hoang served for 2 terms since 2009.  He lost partly because of his controversial dialogues with the Vietnamese government and his heavy handed tactics in dealing with the Vietnamese-Americans whom voted him in the office in 2009.   His defeat was a referendum of the Vietnamese-American community that does not want to be jerk around.  

Comments

Anonymous said…
David vs Goliath ! Trash collector vs big-time political operative. And the trash collector wins !
Anonymous said…
Thanks voters!
Anonymous said…
U.S. Elections 2013: Vietnamese-Americans Reject Pro-Communist Stance Of Al Hoang (Hoàng Duy Hùng)

Nguyen’s win represents a mini referendum on Al Hoang’s pro-communist stance by the Vietnamese community.

http://eyedrd.org/2013/11/u-s-elections-2013-vietnamese-americans-reject-pro-communist-stance-al-hoang-hoang-duy-hung.html#more-21553

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