Thu. Sep 29th, 2022

wrote a post recently bemoaning the lack of Latino candidates for the Orange County’s Board of Education, in the Latino-dominated First District, which is currently represented by Republican Long Pham.  Now there are two other candidates in the race – Santa Ana Parks and Recreation Board Member Ken Nguyen, and an unknown candidate named Anita Mathur.



Nguyen has reportedly been making the rounds to get support for his campaign. I hear that he has met in recent weeks with State Senator Lou Correa and Assemblyman Jose Solorio.  I thought Solorio might be interested in running for the First District, but perhaps not?

I am also hearing that Pham might not run for reelection, as he thinks he can win in the open primary for the 72nd Assembly District, where there are a number of other Republican candidates running, including Huntington Beach Council Member Matt Harper and Los Alamitos Council Member Troy Edgar.  Democrat Joe Dovinh is also running against Pham, splitting the Vietnamese vote.

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Art Pedroza started Orange County's first political blog, the Orange Juice, back in 2003. He now publishes the top civic blog in Orange County - New Santa Ana, plus other blogs including New Anaheim, New Fullerton and the Irvine News Blog, as well as the OC Politics Blog.

One thought on “Santa Ana Parks Commissioner Nguyen running for the OC Board of Education”
  1. Ken Nguyen, even though he is Asian must be doing something right because he has a lot of Latino endorsements….looks a large majority of the Santa Ana City Council is endorsing him…

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