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Jimmy Nguyen vs. Rose Herrera, A Proxy War

Jimmy Nguyen is picking up the momentum to unseat at the incumber Rose Herrera for the city council seat of District 8 in San Jose.   With 18% of the registrar voters in the district are Vietnamese-Americans, he will have a strong voting bloc by having the last name Nguyen.

Even though he has not been active in the community in the past, he has been lately embracing himself with Ly Tong and the Little Saigon naming battle (yes, the battle is still on after all these years, along with the pending appeal over the Brown Act violation).   But you cannot fault the guy from jumping on  enticing political opportunties when he sees one. 

Jimmy Nguyen and Patricia Martinez Roach were part of the proxy battle between County Supervisor Dave Cortese and labor unions against Mayor Chuck Reed.    Cortese also has a personal vendetta against Reed so anything to make Reed's life miserable, it is fair game to him. 

The choice candidate was Roach and Nguyen was the designated spoiler.  The strat…