Democratic attorney announces candidacy for State Representative District 26
Vy Nguyen announced today that she is entering the race for the newly drawn State Representative District 26. Vy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston and her law degree with Honors from TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law. She manages her own law firm, is a legal writing instructor and will be an adjunct professor at both the University of St. Thomas and TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law. Her son, Michael, is an Honor Roll student attending Dulles Elementary School in Sugar Land, Texas.
Earlier this year – when Representative Charlie Howard announced his retirement – Vy, a Democratic attorney, said she planned to seek this office. And now that the interim map has been released, she is more determined than ever to go to the legislature to help bring an end to the division and “cuts only” approach that typified the 2011 legislative session.
Vy says she will help restore funding to women’s health care, including Planned Parenthood and CHIP Program.
The newly court drawn district provides an opportunity for the voters of Fort Bend County, for the first time, to choose a representative that share a common background and experience. According to the Texas Legislative Council, this is a multicultural district that includes 31.98 % Anglo, 17.21% African American, 19.9% Hispanic, and 31.36 % Asian.
Vy further states, “This district is the new face of Texas. We are a diverse community with a common belief in hard work, education, family, and economic success. As a small business owner and parent, I’m focused on economic security and opportunity for my community and family.”
Vy’s Campaign Kick-Off Event is on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Kim Son Restaurant, 12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, TX 77477.
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