Hung Nguyen

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Hung Nguyen
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Candidate for
Virginia House of Delegates, District 67
PartyDemocratic
Education
Bachelor'sSt. John's College Seminary
Master'sWestern Governor's University
Personal
Place of birthVietnam
ProfessionConsulting
Websites
Campaign website
CandidateVerification
Hung Nguyen was a 2013 Democratic candidate for District 67 of the Virginia House of Delegates.[1]

Biography

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.[2]

Issues

Campaign themes

2013

Nguyen’s website highlighted the following campaign themes:[3]

  • Economy

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"

  • Education

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."

  • Transportation

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."

Elections

2013


Hung Nguyen announces his bid for the House of Delegates
See also: Virginia House of Delegates elections, 2013

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.[4]

Virginia House of Delegates, District 67 General Election, 2013
Party Candidate Vote % Votes
     Republican Green check mark transparent.pngJames LeMunyon Incumbent 54.5% 12,787
     Democratic Hung Nguyen 45.3% 10,642
     Other Write-in 0.2% 44
Total Votes 23,473

Race snapshot

See also: 2013 Elections Preview: Some seats may switch parties in the Virginia House of Delegates

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.[5]

Endorsements

2013

In 2013, Nguyen’s endorsements included the following:[6]

  • Asian American Action Fund
  • AFL-CIO
  • Congressman Gerry Connolly
  • Ilyrong Moon, Chair of the Fairfax County School Board
  • Congressman Xavier Becerra

Personal

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.[2]

Additional reading


Hung Nguyen speaking at Vietnam night

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