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Madison Nguyen Expects to Win Outright in June Primary

When answering the San Jose Chamber of Commerce's candidate questionnaire for endorsement, Madison Nguyen confidently expected herself to win outright in the upcoming June primary.  See excerpts below from her written answers to SJCC.


San Jose City Council

                         Candidate Questionnaire – Council Candidates District 7

                                                    June 2010 Election

Please answer all questions. The completed questionnaire must be returned electronically by 5:30 pm, Monday, March 22 via an attached Word document to Pat Sausedo at Questions, please call Pat Sausedo at (408) 291-5200 or the Candidate Cultivation Co-chairs Dennis Martin at (408) 294-5682 or John Tang at (408) 279-7900.

Your scheduled interview with the Candidate Cultivation Committee is scheduled for Thursday, March 25th between 1:00 pm – 3:00 pm at the Chamber of Commerce Office, 101 W. Santa Cl…

Minh Duong - A Republican Candidate

With a wave of Vietnamese-Americans successfully elected to local and state offices as Republican candidates, the candidacy of Minh Duong for the city council seat in District 7 has brought intrigue to the June primary.
Andy Nguyen, a newcomer to politics defeated a long time incumbent last night for the commissioner race in Tarrant County (The same county where the famous Texas Cowboys call home).  He won in a county where there is only 4% Asian.  He contributed his upset victory to the voters wanting change.
Minh Duong, an eloquent and successful small businessman who believes in small government and balancing the budget, brings a fresh face to San Jose politics.  Instead of the usual Labor Union's candidates and status-quo lawyers with political ambition, he is independent, unafraid and has a small business owner's can-do mentality.  With the control of City Hall by Labor Unions, Minh Duong, if he could beat the heavily favorite darling of Labor Unions - Madison Nguyen, will …

Andy Nguyen - A Republican Candidate

Andy Nguyen, a political newcomer in Tarrant County, Texas, is making headwaves with his campaign against long time County Commissioner Marti Ravenswaay.  Tarrant County is the home of 1.7 million residents and includes the city of Fort Worth and Arlington.  Tarrant County is about 55% White, 25% Hispanic, 12% Black, 4% Asian.   The county commissioner is equivalent to county supervisor in California.  The salary is about $128,000 annually.  There are 4 county commissioners representing four districts.  The commissioners work under the leadership of a county judge who is not a judge but an elected official countywide.
Andy Nguyen, a small business owner, won the Republican primany in March against the incumbent (42% to 34%).  With no winner reaching the 50% + 1, the runoff is scheduled for April 13.  The county is mostly Republican so there is no Democratic challenger in the general election.  Whoever wins the runoff will assume the commissioner seat.
The incumbent Marti Ravenswaay has…