|Virginia House of Delegates, District 67|
|Bachelor's||St. John's College Seminary|
|Master's||Western Governor's University|
|Place of birth||Vietnam|
Nguyen and his parents fled Vietnam as political refugees in 1975. He earned his bachelor's degree in psychology and philosophy from St. John's College Seminary and his M.B.A. at Western Governor's University. He owns and operates HN Consulting.
Nguyen was appointed to the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission in 2004, the Virginia Asian Advisory Board in 2005, and the Governor’s Commission for National and Community Service in 2006.
Nguyen’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:
Excerpt: "Supporting businesses with real growth opportunities creates jobs. Pieces of the puzzle: a world-class international airport, diversity of cultures and skill sets, entrepreneurial spirit and ideas, and recent trade agreements. We need to get capital funding to our entrepreneurs and small business owners"
Excerpt: "Our children deserve equal access to Pre-K education and the best K-12 education, the foundation of Northern Virginia’s future workforce. As a legislator, I will invest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs to spur greater interest by K-12 students in the STEM professions to ensure we have a qualified workforce that meets Northern Virginia's needs."
Excerpt: "Getting our roads completed in a timely fashion. Shorter construction timelines result in less hours lost in traffic. Imagine what we can do with the time. We can spend time with our families, build and grow our businesses, or take a deep breath and enjoy our lives without an extra stress."
Hung Nguyen announces his bid for the House of Delegates
Nguyen ran in the 2013 election for Virginia House of Delegates District 67. Nguyen ran unopposed in the June 11 Democratic primary. He was defeated by incumbent James LeMunyon (R) in the general election on November 5, 2013.
|Virginia House of Delegates, District 67 General Election, 2013|
|Republican||James LeMunyon Incumbent||54.5%||12,787|
This exurban Washington, DC, district re-elected incumbent James LeMunyon (R) with a comfortable 59 percent of the vote in 2011, and Governor Bob McDonnell (R) won 58 percent of the vote here in 2009. However, President Barack Obama (D) earned 53 percent of the vote here in 2012, suggesting that the district could elect a Democratic candidate. Nguyen made several specific pitches for high turnout among the local Vietnamese-American community, but LeMunyon won in a tough race as recently as 2009.
- Asian American Action Fund
- Congressman Gerry Connolly
- Ilyrong Moon, Chair of the Fairfax County School Board
- Congressman Xavier Becerra
Nguyen and his wife, Jung, have one child. He has served as the CEO of the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans and as a member of the Order of St. Lazarus.
Hung Nguyen speaking at Vietnam night
- '"Asian American Press, "Hung Nguyen challenges Republican Incumbent in Virginia House election," August 6, 2013
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- Campaign website
- Candidate Facebook page
- Project Vote Smart profile
- Virginia Public Access Project profile
- Vote VA profile
- Little Saigon Inside, "Hung Nguyen For Virginia Delegate," September 2, 2013
- Virginia State Board of Elections, "2013 Official Candidates List for House of Delegates by District," accessed July 11, 2013
- Hung Nguyen for Delegate, "Meet Hung," accessed September 6, 2013 (dead link)
- Hung Nguyen for Delegate, "Issues," accessed September 6, 2013 (dead link)
- Virginia Board of Elections, “Official Results - 2013 General Election," accessed December 2, 2013
- VPAP, "House of Delegates District 67," accessed October 3, 2013
- Hung Nguyen for Delegate, "Endorsements," accessed September 6, 2013 (dead link)
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