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.