With the strong support of Republican leaders in Orange County and around the state, California Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen will run for election in the newly drawn 36th Senate District that includes her home.
The district includes communities stretching along the Orange County-Los Angeles County border and south down the coast to the San Diego border. All of Little Saigon is included in the district.
In her capacity as State Assemblywoman and her previous service in the State Senate, and the Orange County Board of Supervisors Janet Nguyen has represented the majority of the voters of this newly drawn Senate District for 18 years.
“Having represented large portions of this district in prior years, I am excited about being able to represent this new district that includes additional coastal communities,” said Janet Nguyen. “I will continue to fight in Sacramento to protect taxpayers, increase public safety and improve the business climate through conservative principles of limited government.”
State Senator Pat Bates, who currently represents the southern part of the district, will serve as Chair of the Janet Nguyen for Senate campaign.
Additionally, Senate Republican Leader, Senator Scott Wilk announced his support of Janet Nguyen, “We are excited about Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen joining our Republican Senate team. She has my full support.”
Janet is a small-business owner and a former State Senator and Orange County Supervisor. She is former Vice-President of Government and Public Affairs for a local Chamber of Commerce.
As a State Legislator, Janet Nguyen was named Legislator of the Year by the American Legion, the Association of the United States Army and the Vietnam Veterans of America. She was named “Champion of Manufacturing” by the California Manufacturers and Technology Association for her work to protect jobs. Janet Nguyen received top ratings from California’s leading taxpayer groups and small business organizations, including the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association and California Taxpayers Association.
Janet Nguyen is a graduate of the University of California, Irvine. She and her husband Tom Bonikowski live in Huntington Beach with their two elementary aged sons. She has resided in the district for over thirty years.