Assembly District 72




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72 Nathan Searles No OSIF
72 Lisa Marquise  No SIF
72 Steve Lathus No OSIF
72 Rick Foster * OSIF
72 Stephen Einstein No OSIF
72 Jared Wallace No OSIF
72 Maria Ortiz No SIF
72 Edward Ray Chavez No OSIF
72 Martin Grayson No OSIF
72 Ashley Tindall * SIF
72 Dan Ma No OSIF
72 Khoa Le No OSIF
72 Tracy La * SIF
72 Vincent P. Tran No OSIF
72 Niki Nguyen No SIF
72 Bijan Mohseni Calderón No OSIF
72 Trung Ta * OSIF
72 Gina Clayton-Tarvin No SIF
72 Mai Khanh Tran * SIF
72 Phong Ly No OSIF
72 Mary Tromp No SIF
72 Gina Tiffany No SIF

Candidate Statements

I am thankful for the opportunity to serve as AD Delegate for the past two years and would again be thankful for your support this election. In addition to AD Delegate, I am the President of Democratic Club of Seal Beach and recently elected Director of Rossmoor Community Services District. I also am a member of Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club (non-resident), member of Democratic Club of West Orange County and volunteer, donor and advocate for Democratic candidates throughout Orange County.

As a delegate the past two years, I have educated fellow Democrats about the workings of California Democratic Party and the importance of their opinions as we set CADem platform and resolutions. I attended both nomination conventions in full and caucus meetings, and met with fellow Democrats from around California to learn what issues are being raised and how best to address action needed.

Most importantly and as I said in my candidate statement two years ago, I am an attorney and I’ve listened and advocated for the needs of my fellow Democrats in Assembly District 72 similarly to how an attorney represents their clients. Now as returning Delegate, I will continue to be your advocate but more experienced with the rules of the California Democratic Party and best avenues to achieve our community’s goals.

I respectfully request your vote for Nathan Searles, AD72 Delegate.

Nathan Searles

My name is Steve Lathus, and I am running to be YOUR 72nd Assembly District Delegate.

I have lived in AD72 for more than five years since I moved here to become a family with my wife and stepson.

I am an architect and project manager, each day requires that bring a wide variety of stakeholders to a consensus so we can solve problems together. I want to use that skill to represent the people of this district.

I managed my wife’s city council campaign in Huntington Beach in 2018 and am grateful to have been able to build relationships with residents in AD72.

I am an excellent listener and I take the time to make thoughtful decisions. I have been a volunteer within various Democrat spaces, and I decided it was time to be a delegate to represent YOU instead of watching from the sidelines.

I believe our Party needs thoughtful, progressive voices to help shape our platform.

With your vote, we can make this happen.


Steve Lathus

Steve Lathus

As a lifelong Democrat, I have been active in OC politics since the age of 13, working alongside Bea Foster and the late father of the OC Democratic Party, Dick O’Neal. I’ve worked on campaigns for Tom Bradley, Mondale for President, Jerry Brown for Governor, along with many local campaigns in California. I interned during college for Senator Thomas Sullivan of Connecticut. I even spent a summer working with Senator Green on a historic mail in ballot campaign, which paved the way for mail in ballot elections for the nation.

In 1993, returning from College, I ran for CA State Senate in a special election to fill Ed Royce’s seat. My opponent and Republicans attacked me on my sexuality, claiming I couldn’t represent “Family Values”. I am proud to be a 4th generation Californian, descendant of immigrants, union organizers and Native Americans, descend from the first mixed race marriage of North America, as evidenced in the Vatican Archives and church records, I also happen to be gay.

My French Canadian and my Irish ancestors came to America penniless working in coal mines and shoe factories, where they not only thrived, but helped create and build unions for workers. Leaders in my family helped shape my ideology and democratic patriotism, leaving me to always ask myself; what can I do to make the world a better place and help the less fortunate?

I was raised to always look out for and to speak up for those who do not have a voice or ability to fight for themselves. It’s this upbringing that drove me to become an international advocate for the most at risk, most vulnerable humans on earth; LGBT refugees. I have spent the last years building relations with world leaders, The U.N., The U.S. State Department, Congressmen, U.S. Senators, like Cory Booker, Dina Titus, Alan Lowenthal and Pope Francis. These contacts and my work have helped gain resettlement for refugees who have suffered beyond comprehension, humbling me to my core.
I will always support the Democratic Party, today, tomorrow and the future. I see this as an opportunity to support candidates endorsed by the party, elect candidates that will represent policies important to California, such as, health care for all, mental health issues, education, racial equality, economic recovery and the environment.

I hope this statement, and my video, gives a glimpse of who I am.

Rick Foster

I have been honored to serve as a Delegate, representing the 72nd Assembly District, for the past two years, and very much wish to continue my service for the next term.

I am a life-long Democrat. I truly believe that the principles of the Democratic Party are the ideals which, if implemented, will enable all residents of our nation to live in dignity.

For six years, I was a Trustee of the Fountain Valley School District. Following the conclusion of my term on the School Board, I was selected by the California School Employees Association to represent them on the District’s Personnel Commission, which I did for 27 years.

I am on the Executive Committee of CLUE (Clergy and Laity United for Economic Justice). If you have attended rallies and protests, you have likely seen me speak out for Justice.

My community leadership includes a wide variety of roles, including Past President of the Greater Huntington Beach Interfaith Council, Religious Advisory Committee of the Alzheimers Association, Community Advisory Board of PBS/SoCal, and many other groups.

I would greatly appreciate your support and I welcome dialogue. Please feel free to email me:

Stephen (Steve) Einstein

My name is Jared Wallace and I consider myself a Shirley Chisholm Democrat. I believe the Democratic Party is best when it acts as a big tent and is inclusive of people of all backgrounds and experiences (especially those that have not been given a voice before). Our community leaders should be unbought, unbossed and ready to fight for a more equitable society at all costs.

Professionally, I am a Civics and Ethnic Studies Teacher, proud union member, and member of multiple task forces for equity and social justice within the GGUSD school district. In recent years, I have worked with the district to expand our protections of LGBTQIA+ students, create a more inclusive curriculum, and helped administration to be more responsive to instances of hate and bias.

My partner is a librarian in Garden Grove As we are both community leaders, we consider ourselves well versed in local politics and civic activities. We have a one-year-old son and have recently redoubled our efforts to lobby for universal paternity/maternity leave and universal preschool. We have also been active in the fight for reproductive rights, protecting DACA recipients, and helping struggling families to connect with local services.

With a Governor and Senatorial race two years away, it is more important than ever that CADEM be forward looking and create an inclusive, equity-driven, and pragmatic platform. As a CADEM Delegate, I would seek to represent the interests of Assembly District 72. I would only endorse or support candidates that recognize that North Orange County has unique needs that are too often ignored in Sacramento politics. I would also seek to encourage new voices to be heard in the CDP. It is time for local party politics to fully reflect the constituents of our wonderful communities.

If you would like to contact me, my email is

I hope you will consider what I and my fellow candidates bring to this space and this moment. Thank you for taking the time to be a part of this important democratic process!

Jared Wallace


My name is Maria G Ortiz.

I work in Disneyland Hotel in Housekeeping for 15 years.

I am a Mexican immigrant, I came to this country 43 years ago and I have lived in the city of Fullerton for the past 6 years.

5 years ago I thought that people had to work to survive no matter how they were treated. After I became involved with the Union I realized that we all have rights. I am proud to be part of my Union Local 11, where I have learned and they have taught me that we can achieve great changes, not only in our work place, but also as citizens within our community, asserting our voice with our vote, that it’s the way to do it when we believe in Democracy. I want to contribute the skills I have learned by helping organize the 2000 plus members at the hotels in Disney to benefit our democratic candidates and the Democratic values.

Hola mi nombre es Maria G Ortiz,

trabajo en Disneyland Hotel en Housekeeping por 15 años.

Soy inmigrante Mexicana, hace 43 años que llegue a este pais y he vivido por 6 años en la Ciudad de Garden Grove.

Hace 5 años atras yo pensaba que trabajar era para sobrevivir , no importando como fuera el trato que recibiera. Despues de involucrarme en la union me di cuenta que todos tenemos Derechos. Me siento orgullosa de ser parte de mi union Local 11, en donde he aprendido y me han enseñado como se pueden hacer grandes cambios no solamente dentro de mi trabajo sino tambien como ciudadanos dentro de la comunidad, haciendo valer nuestra voz con nuestro voto que es la forma en la que lo hacemos cuando creemos en p0sw21Democracia. Yo quiero contribuir las h


+*bilidades que he aprendido mientras ayudo a organizar a los mas de 2000 trabajadores de los hoteles de Disney para beneficiar a los candidatos democratas y los valores de el partido.

Maria Ortiz

Like many, I had thought that, with the election of Barack Obama in 2008, our country had finally turned an important page and was moving closer to an ideal, and truly representative, democracy. The last four years have shown that, unfortunately, we may not be nearly as close to that ideal, cooperative, respectful society as many of us had hoped.

I can imagine a society where each citizen is dedicated to social progress and justice for all. But imagination and hope and good intentions cannot prevail without action.

I want to be a delegate so that I can be part of the cooperative effort working toward the solutions that I believe are vital for our country. I think that if we start from a position of simple common sense and respect for the dignity and worth of every other fellow citizen, we can reach our goals of equality, justice and care for the needy at home as well as cooperation and security abroad.

I guess I could reprint a resume of things I have done, including being married for many years to the nicest person I ever met, but I think those things are less important than what I want to do.

I would hope that my goals are your goals and assure you I will devote all my energy and whatever skills I may have to achieve those goals for all of us and for the generations to follow.

Martin Grayson

Martin Grayson

Dan Ma is a young local leader who is dedicated to advancing equity and justice in our diverse community. Born and raised in Westminster by Vietnamese American immigrants, he grew up navigating our community’s rich cultures and has a personal understanding of its diverse needs. He is an advocate for ethnic minority, LGBTQ+, and immigrant communities with experience in both grassroots community advocacy and empirical policy research.

Dan co-founded Education Organizers for Racial Equity, a grassroots organization that works with local high school students to advance equity in schools and has successfully advocated for ethnic studies curriculum in Westminster School District and Huntington Beach Union High School District.

As a Doris Duke Conservation Scholar and a member of OC Environmental Justice, he is also an avid environmental advocate and has facilitated workshops to teach students about environmental justice.

Academically, Dan is trained in Economics and Data Science from UC Berkeley and has experience conducting policy-relevant research. He also represents over

200,000 undergraduate students as a member of the University of California’s Academic Planning Council and Education Finance Model Steering Committee.

As your Delegate to the California Democratic Party, Dan will be committed to promoting a democratic agenda that better reflects the needs and progress that our community demands.

If you have any comments or questions, you may contact Dan Ma at

Dan Ma

My name is Khoa, I am a 19 years old college student, seasoned political operative, and an active listener. Growing up understanding what it meant to live near the poverty line, I am constantly inspired by my mother’s work ethic to strive for a better tomorrow, I would not be where I am today without the government assistance programs that assist my family through our hard time. With the COVID-19 pandemic, there is a coalition of greed in Sacramento and DC threatening the livelihood of those who already fall on hard times. We, as rational Democrats, know better and will do better to help our neighbors in need, protect our LGBTQ+ neighbors like me from societal discrimination, and permanently protect all historically oppressed groups from being used as GOP scarecrows to their base. As your delegate, I am committed to amplifying the working-class, young people, LGBTQ+, and unifier representation in the party and remind our leadership who put the party in power. There is a clear divide in our party between the progressive and the moderate camps, I am determined to move beyond the label and work with both sides to deliver the rational compromises that will unite the party as a force to be reckoned with. There is denying that Orange County will re-shape the state and national politics for years to come and I want you to be a part of the force that will unite Democrats from all camps to come together, create a united front, and shift this county permanently BLUE. We need to do the talking and leading the state narratives to guarantee the best deal for Orange County: bring back more party resources, emboldened the political infrastructure, and actively listen to all sides. I want to hear from you, I want to listen to what you have to say to create a more inclusive Democratic Party. Let’s do this together, vote for Khoa Le for ADEM Delegate.

Khoa Le

Tracy La is a Vietnamese progressive, immigrant rights advocate, and electoral organizer. She is the daughter of working-class Vietnamese refugees who migrated to the United States in the mid-90s. Tracy’s commitment to building community power for justice and equity stems from her own community and family’s experience with racism and economic injustice.

Tracy is the founder of VietRISE*, an immigrant and social justice non-profit organization dedicated to organizing Vietnamese communities in Orange County to advance social and economic equity in OC’s immigrant communities. In 2018, she co-developed a county-wide electoral campaign that engaged 24,000 youth of color for OC’s three major congressional races, including district 48.

In February 2020, Tracy was an opening speaker for Bernie Sanders at a campaign rally in Santa Ana, CA. She proudly uplifted the immigrant rights movement in the county, and called on the need to end deportations, cancel all student-debt, enact national rent control, and end workplace injustice by holding accountable wealthy corporations who gain billions off the backs of workers and families.

Tracy holds two B.A.s in Social Policy & Public Service and Political Science from UC Irvine. As an undergrad, she served as the elected student body president of the Associated Students of UCI, where she developed and directed the largest student-run volunteer voter registration program in Orange County in 2016, which registered over 6,500 students. The following two years, she worked with local organizations to register 10,000 more young people.

Today, Tracy is proud to run for Assembly Delegate in the 72nd district as a member of the Party of the People slate, and humbly asks for your vote. Learn more about the Party of the People, as well as the platform that she is committed to and stands for here:

*Title and organization for identification purposes only.

Tracy La

My name is Vincent P. Tran. I am a community organizer, a second generation Vietnamese American, and a lifelong resident of Orange County. I am running for Assembly Delegate alongside individuals on the Party of the People Slate in order to ensure the Democratic Party prioritizes the needs of working-class people and upholds progressive values.

My commitment is to build a more equal and justice driven Orange County and California, which includes Immigrant Justice, Cost-free Higher Education, Defunding the Police, Medicare-for-All, Housing as a Right, and more.

As Community Engagement Coordinator for VietRISE*, I helped organize Vietnamese residents to defend immigrant rights and housing rights. In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, I served as a member of the COVID-19 Community Response team and led a team of Census field staff that contacted and assisted over 5,000 Vietnamese residents to complete the 2020 Census.

Ultimately, I want to use my experiences to help build a party that is grounded on the everyday realities and needs of Californians. The Democratic Party should not only reflect the diversity of our community but it needs to be a party that will take bold stances to support working-class and immigrant communities. I promise to serve with integrity and would be honored to have your trust and support. In addition, I ask for your vote for the individuals running on the Party of the People Slate,

*Position and Organization for identification purposes only

Vincent P. Tran

My name is Niki Nguyen and I am running to serve as an ADEM delegate for the 72nd district as a member of the Party of the People Slate. I am an organizer and researcher with a history and passion for fighting for change at the intersection of racial, economic, and immigrant justice; and I am concurrently pursuing my M.A. in Sociology and B.A. in Political Science with a minor in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity at Stanford University. As the daughter of two Vietnamese refugees and a lifelong Westminster city resident, I have seen and experienced the issues of gentrification, violence from the criminal justice and immigration systems, and systemic racism in Orange County–all of which have informed the way I navigate and aim to transform spaces.

In the past, I have worked on initiatives addressing health and education access for immigrant youth in the Bay Area and immigration reform impacting asylum seekers in Cape Town, South Africa. My work has also taken me to Kadapa, India where I supported campaigns advancing women’s rights and safety measures for human rights defenders.

With these experiences in mind, I learned that solidarity transcends borders and ultimately, home is Westminster and Orange County more broadly. I am rooted here in these communities and believe in the capacity for change and growth that has been pioneered by the many activists that have come before me. This past summer amidst the Black Lives Matter uprisings, I co-founded the grassroots collective Education Organizers for Racial Equity that works with students and more to fight for racial justice in HBUHSD schools by advancing Ethnic Studies, transformative justice practices, and eradicating police presence. Additionally, I have served as a legal immigrant rights intern in OC, assisting in cases for undocumented immigrants and advocating for immigrant rights through impact litigation and research.

As your ADEM delegate, I hope to grow in community with you and advocate for the bold policies and practices that our communities are asking for that centers those most marginalized. I humbly ask for your vote and your support for the individuals running on the Party of the People Slate,

Niki Nguyen

My name is Bijan Mohseni Calderón. I’m a civil rights advocate and progressive Democrat campaigning to be one of your Assembly Delegates in District 72.

I’m the son of a Mexican-American mother and an Iranian-immigrant father. I grew up in the district and attended Los Alamitos public schools from pre-school to high school. I am the first college graduate in my family with a Bachelor of Arts in political science from Chapman University and a Juris Doctor from UCLA School of Law.

Following law school, I joined a global law firm and advocated for human trafficking victims, asylum seekers, and the LGBTQ+ community, of which, I’m a proud member of. I even fought Donald Trump in the United States Supreme Court alongside transgender soldiers unconstitutionally banned from serving their country.

I’m running to help build a stronger Democratic party and to continue to push Orange County from purple to blue. In this past election, despite making significant gains at the local level, our district lost a congressional seat and an assembly race. I’ll work hard to ensure our party supports our candidates and fosters the voices of young people, BIPOC, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. Our strength is in the diversity we bring to the table, and I’ll work hard with my fellow delegates to build an evermore inclusive party.

I’ll always fight for the civil rights of BIPOC, women, and the LGBTQ+ community. I’ll always fight for economic justice and equity for working people. I’ll always fight for Medicare for All. I’ll always fight to push our state to act boldly on climate change, for cleaner air and water, and to protect our coast from Big Oil. And I’ll always fight to push our elected Democrats to reject and outlaw corporate money in our state and local elections.

I hope to earn your support and to continue the work of so many others before me in building a Democratic Party that leaves no one behind.

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out:


Bijan Mohseni Calderón

My name is Trung Ta and I currently serve as a 72nd Assembly District Delegate for the past 4 years. I appreciate your continue support and ask for your vote as your delegate for 72nd AD.

I worked for defense and aerospace companies such as Hughes Aircraft, Boeing and Raytheon for 35+ years as Project Manager and am recently retired. I have led groups of engineers and scientists and managed budgets in tens of million dollars.

Known in the Southern California communities as an educator and a community leader, I have dedicated my time to serve the community for over 30 years. I formed and served as the Founding Chair of the Vietnamese Cultural Center, Member of Measure C & M Citizens’ Oversight Committee Coast Community College District, Advisor of Vietnamese American Aerospace Professionals Association, Vice-Chair of Saint Anselm’s Cross-Cultural Community Center and held many leadership positions. I am currently Chair of the Advisory Board of Vietnamese American Federation of Southern California and Vice-Chair External Affairs of Lac Hong Vietnamese Traditional Performing Art Group.

I have actively involved in promoting Democratic principles to Vietnamese Americans in Southern California. I am fighting for inequality, social injustice, children, elders and the underprivileged. I joined the Democratic Party in 2000 and became the Orange County and California State Central Committee Member, E-Board Member of the California Democratic Party and Chair of the 72nd Assembly District Alliance Democratic Club in Orange County. I formed and served as the Founding Chair of Vietnamese American Democratic Club (VADC).

I have also involved in national politics. During the 2020 election, I am Chair of Vietnamese Americans for Biden. I was also Chair of Vietnamese Americans for Hillary Clinton in 2016 & 2008 and Chair of Vietnamese Americans for Obama in 2012. I was invited to speak at the Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton events three times when Hillary came to Southern California in 2016, the first Vietnamese American to have this honor. I was elected as California CD 48 Obama Delegate for the 2012 Democratic National Convention in Charlotte, North Carolina and California CD 48 Clinton Delegate for the 2016 Democratic National Convention in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

I would appreciate your support and thank you for your consideration.

Trung Ta

As the current president of Ocean View School District Board of Trustees and the lone Democrat board member; I lead with progressive values and initiatives. I was just returned to the OVSD Board of Trustees in the 2020 General Election.

Currently, I serve as CA48 Representative Harley Rouda’s appointed ADEM DSCC for AD72. I have also served as a Democratic Party of Orange County (DPOC) Central Committee Alternate Member. Most recently, I have been honored to serve as the Orange County Campaign Ambassador for Governor Gavin Newsom.

As an elected official, I oversee schools in Huntington Beach, Fountain Valley, Midway City, and Westminster via democratic ideals and values. This year as president of OVSD, I have led the COVID-19 Pandemic response, shut down, and reopened schools all in 2020. During this time, I have led several public pressure campaigns to force OC Supervisors to take up a vote for and enact a local mask order in April 2020.

In my other role as a 24-year classroom teacher and labor union leader, I provide instruction to my students and leadership to the rank and file teachers. As a career long leader in our union, the ABC Federation of Teachers, AFT Local 2317 AFL-CIO, I have served as an executive board member in multiple positions including Vice President and Recording Secretary. I currently serve as a Site Representative.

During my 4 terms as board president, I headed up a tax initiative campaign known as Measure R rallying the community around the need to modernize schools. I have now overseen the building of a brand new Central Kitchen and two school sites. I have forged an agreement with the Republic Services to cover a controversial trash facility at the Rainbow Trash Dump in the Oak View neighborhood of Huntington Beach, helping to bring environmental justice which resulted in a $26M settlement in favor our Latinx community. In 2020, I oversaw our district’s first entry in the Tet Parade in Little Saigon, with representation from our large Vietnamese population.

I would be equally honored to serve once more in AD72 so that I may help to advance the Democratic Party and its platform in OC and beyond. If you need further information about my candidacy, reach me at (714) 717-7122 or More information about me can be found on my website

I humbly ask for your consideration and vote.

Gina Clayton-Tarvin

The 2000 Presidential election of Bush v. Gore was my first introduction to politics. The contentious outcome of that race and the consequential policies of the Bush administration shaped my political beliefs. At the core of my beliefs is that healthcare is a right, not a privilege. Growing up in a struggling neighborhood of El Sereno in northeast Los Angeles, I experienced firsthand the importance of healthcare access and social assistance programs in helping hardworking parents so that their children can have a better future.

Graduated from a low performing high school, I was fortunate enough to receive admission to UCLA. It was a cultural shock at first, but then it completely changed me. I became a student leader of the Vietnamese Student Union and served as Vice-Chair of the Campus Retention Committee which appropriated hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding to student retention projects on campus. I was involved in a coalition of progressive student of color organizations as we collectively organized around issues, supported candidates for student government, and mobilized the student body on issues such as tuition hike, racial and social justice, divestment, admission reforms, and more.

During my UCLA years, I came to Orange County to connect with my community. I began to involve in community activities. Surrounded by older generations who are active with community affairs, I realized my presence was more important than ever because it gave me a chance to voice my concerns, to advocate for the view of the youth, and to push for progressive values, especially push back on misconceptions about Democratic ideas and viewpoints. After graduation, I continued to be involved and engaged with the community, especially when I became the president of the Union of Vietnamese Student Associations of Southern California, which organizes the iconic Tet Festival.

I have been a proud Democrat from the moment I became eligible to vote until now. When I started working 10 years ago, many of my colleagues told me they have never met a Vietnamese American Democrat. My response at that time was yes, we exist. If I were to respond to that question now, I would say, yes, there are many of us and the number is growing.

Thank you for reading my statement, I hope to earn your vote so I can continue to make a difference and advance our Democratic values!

Phong Ly

I am running to represent you as an Assembly District Delegate (ADEM delegate). ADEM delegates vote on behalf of the community they represent at California Democratic Party Regional Meetings, the California Democratic Convention and possibly the Executive Board.

I am from Southern Ontario, Canada where I earned a Bachelor’s degree in Civil Engineering. I moved to the Los Angeles area over 35 years ago where I worked as a computer consultant for over 25 years–establishing my own consulting business with two others. Eventually, I returned to school full time and earned a Master’s in Applied Statistics.

I became a US citizen in 2003 and at that time I registered to vote as a Democrat and have been so ever since.

I am an activist and a climate change warrior and serve as the President of the Seal Beach Leisure World Democratic Club. A member of Citizen’s Climate Lobby, I believe our future depends on the development of renewable energy and halting the use of products developed from fossil fuels. I am the treasurer of Americans United for Separation of Church and State–Orange County as well as of the Humanist Association of Orange County.

These are a few of the critical issues that I believe Democrats must address: Climate Change, Universal Health Care, Livable Wage, Reproductive Rights, Equal Rights, Voting Rights, Gun Control, and

Comprehensive Immigration Reform.

I would be honored to represent you as an ADEM delegate for the 72nd District and would appreciate your support.

Mary Tromp

I am Dr Mai Khanh Tran and as a life-long Democrat, I am proud to run, once again, for ADEM for the 72nd AD.

In 2016, I volunteered for the Hilary Clinton campaign in the battleground states of Nevada and Florida. I also chaired the national Vietnamese American for Hilary effort that election cycle. Why? Because I didn’t want to see a Trump world.

After 2016 election, when the national nightmare began, I wanted to be around like-minded people who share in the democratic values of compassion and justice.

I ran successfully for ADEM of the 72nd AD twice, first in 2017, then 2019.

I am currently Chair of the 72nd AD Democratic Alliance, one of the most active Democratic clubs in Orange County. I have been Chair for the past 4 years.

I am also Chair of the Vietnamese American Democratic Club, a role that I have served for the past two years.

As a physician, I have been on the frontline of this pandemic. I see daily the devastation to our community.
We are waging a war for our lives without true leadership, both at federal and local levels.

Being a Democrat in Orange County, and the 72nd AD, is difficult. This past election showed us that.

I want to express gratitude to those who never give up and continue to speak voices of truth, compassion, and integrity. And do the hard work involved in caring for our community.

That is why I am running again for ADEM. I hope to earn your vote.

Mai Khanh Tran