Tue Phan-Quang

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Tue Phan-Quang
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Former candidate for
U.S. House, California, District 11
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
J.D.Drake University School of Law
ProfessionRetired Judge
Campaign website
Tue Phan-Quang was a 2014 Republican candidate who sought election to the U.S. House to represent the 11th Congressional District of California.[1] Tue Phan-Quang lost the general election on November 4, 2014.


Phan-Quang served as a judge on the San Francisco Immigration Court from 1995 until his retirement on December 31, 2012. Prior to that he was an Administrative Law Judge from 1993 to 1995 and a trial attorney with the Immigration & Naturalization Service from 1988 to 1993.[2]


Campaign themes


Phan-Quang's campaign website listed the following issues:[3]

  • Immigration: "Controlling admission is a core element of a nation’s sovereignty. The United States Supreme Court has long held that Congress has absolute authority to control immigration by establishing rules for the admission, exclusion, and deportation of non-citizens."
  • Healthcare: "The Affordable Care Act requires everybody to have health insurance. But it does not address the high and rising cost of health care. When health insurance is tied to employment, it will raise the cost of doing business for the employers, making businesses less competitive. This in turn will affect jobs creation, leading to fewer jobs, and resulting in higher unemployment."
  • Second Amendment: "Law abiding citizens have the constitutional rights to own weapons. Due to the inherent high-risk nature of guns, buying and carrying guns must be subject to background check and mandatory safety training and liability course. A database of convicted felons and mentally impaired individuals should be established."
  • Abortion: "Roe v. Wade has been decided since 1973. We can continue the endless debate on this issue from the pro-life or pro-choice perspective. Or we can adopt a more practical approach, regardless of our belief, as how to reduce the number of early pregnancies and abortions. "
  • Fiscal Discipline: "We need to repair our economy and restore consumer confidence. We must strengthen the economy by creating jobs (in particular jobs that help increase productivity in the private sector), lower taxes and reduce the costs of doing business."


—Tue Phan-Quang's campaign website, http://www.judgephan.com/info.php?pnum=4



See also: California's 11th Congressional District elections, 2014

Phan-Quang ran in the 2014 election for the U.S. House to represent California's 11th District. Phan-Quang and Mark DeSaulnier (D) advanced past the blanket primary on June 3, 2014, defeating Tony Daysog (D), Ki Ingersol (D), Cheryl Sudduth (D) and Jason Ramey (I). Phan-Quang was then defeated in the general election on November 4, 2014.[5][6]

U.S. House, California District 11 General Election, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark DeSaulnier 67.3% 117,502
     Republican Tue Phan-Quang 32.7% 57,160
Total Votes 174,662
Source: California Secretary of State
U.S. House, California District 11 Primary, 2014
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Democratic Green check mark transparent.pngMark DeSaulnier 58.9% 59,605
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngTue Phan-Quang 27.9% 28,242
     Democratic Cheryl Sudduth 4.9% 4,913
     Democratic Tony Daysog 3.4% 3,482
     Independent Jason Ramey 2.6% 2,673
     Democratic Ki Ingersol 2.3% 2,313
Total Votes 101,228
Source: California Secretary of State

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Candidates for Congress were required to file reports with the Federal Election Commission during the 2014 elections season. Below are Phan-Quang's reports.


Phan-Quang is married and has four children and eight grandchildren.[2]

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