Garden Grove Mayor Pro Tem and cancer researcher Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen reports an endorsement from the Orange County Professional Firefighters Association in her race for California State Assembly District 70.
“Keeping people safe is the most fundamental responsibility elected leaders have,” said Diedre. “At the City of Garden Grove, I have always made public safety a top priority and made sure we fully-fund our police and fire services.”
“I appreciate OCPFA’s recognition of me as an ally for both the safety of Orange County residents and the men and women on the frontlines of protecting them.”
Nguyen is running in the newly redistricted Assembly District 70. As now drawn, it retains the areas that make up Little Saigon and adds substantially more Democratic voters from Stanton, Santa Ana and Garden Grove, while losing heavily Republican areas in Seal Beach and almost all of Huntington Beach. The new AD 70, which encompasses a large swath of the old AD 72 where Nguyen ran in 2020, is more than 6% more favorable to Democrats.
Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen was first elected to the Garden Grove City Council in 2016. She currently serves as the Mayor Pro Tem. For the past 23 years, she has been a cancer research scientist. Diedre and her husband, Thomas, who is also a medical scientist, have three sons. Diedre is a 2nd degree blackbelt in Hapkido.