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California Professional Firefighters endorses Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen

Garden Grove Mayor Pro Tem and cancer researcher Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen announced receiving an endorsement from the California Professional Firefighters in her race for California State Assembly District 70. 

“Diedre has had the backs of local public safety personnel, including Orange County’s firefighters, as a Garden Grove City Councilmember,” said Brian Rice, President of the California Professional Firefighters. “She has repeatedly made sure public safety programs are fully-funded, has taken a genuine interest in the work that we do, and given us the tools we need so we can make this community safer.

“That’s why we proudly endorse Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen for State Assembly,” continued Mr. Rice.

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.

This article was released by Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen for Assembly 2022.