Madison Nguyen No Show at the 32nd Tet Festival in San Jose
The 32nd Tet Festival at the Santa Clara Fairgrounds attracted tens of thousands of people. It was one of the largest crowd ever in the history of the event. It was a resounding success for the VTF committee who put many volunteer hours and efforts to pull off such a great event.
Interestingly enough, during the two festive days, San Jose Councilmember Madison Nguyen, who is running for mayor, decided not to show up. There are 5 candidates running in 2014 and County Supervisor Dave Cortese is the clear favorite in the Vietnamese-American community. His long standing relationship and ever presence in the community is so well like and respect that it is not surprising.
This fact is significant since it was the Asian-American votes that got the current Mayor Chuck Reed into the run-off and won it all against Cindy Chavez. With 1/3 Asian, 1/3 Hispanic and 1/3 White, the electoral demographics favor whoever won the non-White votes will have the best chance to win the election.