County Board of Supervisor Chair Janet Nguyen gave birth to her first child, a baby boy, Wednesday afternoon.
Thomas Bonikowski III was born 12:46 p.m. and weighed in at just 7 lbs and 13 ounces, said the supervisor’s spokeswoman Kathryn Feath, according to the O.C. Register.
This took me by surprise! I had no idea that Nguyen was pregnant. Congratulations to her and to her husband, Bonikowski, who also serves as a Planning Commissioner in the City of Garden Grove. Bonikowski also co-owns a Lee’s Sandwiches franchise, along with former Nguyen Chief of Staff Andrew Do, in the City of Stanton. It should be noted that Do is a City Councilman in Garden Grove. He now runs his own law office.
In retrospect, Nguyen did look quite pregnant in the pictures above, which I found in Nguyen’s photo gallery.
Nguyen’s Supervisorial District includes the City of Santa Ana. She is supposedly working on redistricting before her re-election campaign in 2012. It remains to be seen if most of Santa Ana will still be in her district after that.
It is a little known fact that Nguyen honeymooned at a Mexican resort, with her former ally, Van Tran, who she endorsed this year in his race against Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez. Tran is way ahead of her as I believe he has two kids to her one.
Having a child is a life-changing experience. I believe this will be a benefit to Nguyen as she will now have something in common with families in her district. Santa Ana is the youngest city in Orange County.