May 2nd Luncheon Featuring Guest Speaker:
The Honorable Bao Nguyen, Candidate for Congress, 46th District
The Democratic Foundation of Orange County is proud to announce Garden Grove Mayor Bao Nguyen as our guest speaker. Bao is the first Vietnamese-American Democratic mayor in the United States and the first directly elected openly gay mayor in Orange County. Bao Nguyen was elected Mayor of the City of Garden Grove in 2014. During his term, Bao has fought for the interests of the residents of Garden Grove and for its small business owners. Bao is currently running to represent the 46th Congressional District, which includes parts of Anaheim, Garden Grove, Orange, and Santa Ana.
Born in a UN refugee camp, Bao arrived at the United States at three months of age. A product of Orange County’s public schools, Bao graduated from Pacifica High School in 1998. He then went on to receive his Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science at the University of California, Irvine and a Master’s Degree in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies from Naropa University in Boulder, Colorado.
In 2011 Bao was appointed, and in 2012 was elected, to represent Garden Grove as a Trustee on the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education. On the School Board, Bao successfully led the adoption and implementation of the California State Seal of Biliteracy, an award that recognizes high school graduates for their high academic achievement in world languages in addition to English.
More of Bao’s accomplishments include a 2014, appointment by the Governor to serve on the Orange County Fair Board of Directors, California 32nd District Agricultural Association and membership in the Commission on Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange. Bao is also trilingual in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.
The Democratic Foundation of Orange County cordially invites you to join us at a luncheon with an inspiring leader.
May 2, 2016 at Noon
The Irvine Hilton,
18800 MacArthur Blvd.
Irvine, CA 92612
There is no charge for our members but we do need an RSVP. Tickets for non-members are $45.00
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