Vietnamese-American Candidates for San Jose City D4

Things are already heating up in the Vietnamese-American community as three  candidates of their own are gearing up for the special election next year to fill the vacated council seat in D4.   This is to replace Kansen Chu who now is the new assemblyman. 

So far,  Lan Diep, a  young lawyer from Houston who recently  moved to D4, has announced his intention to run to the community.



Johnny Lee, another young candidate, who  was a candidate for D7 in the last election, also made it known that he will run. 


And there is Manh Nguyen, an older man in his 60s, is thinking of  throw his hat in the ring. He is a producer of local Vietnamese radio show.  His English speaking skill is not what you would expect for a public figure but who cares when you are aiming for the Vietnamese-American vote only. 

The race really opens up with the decision by Daisy Chu (Kansen's wife) not to run for now.  She would be the clear favorite due to the name recognition.  The D4 has about 22% Vietnamese-American voters.   In comparison,  D7 has about 30% Vietnamese-American voters.   But due to the high turnout, the Viet vote in D7 is usually about 40% of the total vote. 

 

Comments

Anonymous said…
Diep Lan was born in Texas, but he grew up in San Jose California. In fact, he graduated from Independent HS.
Anonymous said…
Manh Nguyen should retired, leave it for younger generation, who votes for an older man with limited English? 2 term elected trustee from Berryessa school district, Khoa Nguyen, is also running. He is long time resident of district 4. I think he is the best and have more chance than others.
Anonymous said…
Lan did not grow up in San Jose. In the very first line of this video, he says he grew up in Houston, Texas.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wp_cn7Mvcmw

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