FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2012
Contact: Emanuel Patrascu, 949-436-6158
Van Tran Joins Travis Allen Campaign as Senior Advisor
Former Assemblyman Brings Unequaled Expertise as Legislator, Councilman, and Vietnamese-American Political Leader
HUNTINGTON BEACH, CA – Today, the Travis Allen for Assembly campaign announced that former Assemblyman Van Tran will join the campaign’s leadership team as a Senior Advisor. Tran represented the 68th Assembly District from 2004 to 2010, and served on the Garden Grove City Council from 2000 to 2004. For decades, Tran has been a strong political force in Orange County and is especially well known and respected in the Vietnamese community, having made history as the first Vietnamese-American elected to any state legislature in the nation. Currently, Tran is a Partner in the law firm of Baric and Tran in Irvine.
“Travis Allen brings a perspective that is sorely needed in Sacramento. He’s a business owner, creating Orange County jobs,” commented Tran. “What’s more, Travis has an Economics background, and as a Certified Financial Planner, Travis has an impressive record helping families plan for their financial futures and helping seniors protect their savings.”
“For most of the last decade, I represented a majority of what is now the 72nd Assembly District,” Tran continued. “And not only do I truly believe that Travis Allen is the best pick for Orange County voters, but I believe his campaign is poised for victory. I am very happy to join the Allen Team.”
After a Primary where his opponent was forced to spend more than twice as much just to qualify for the same run-off, Travis Allen’s campaign sits ready to implement the same kind of campaign that got him to this point.
“Today, I am honored to have Van Tran join my campaign team. With this addition my campaign takes a major step forward,” added Travis Allen. “We are going to aggressively communicate with voters throughout the District. With Van’s experience in the Assembly and on the City Council, along with his expertise of reaching out to voters in the Asian-American community, we are adding a huge component that makes us that much stronger.”
Travis Allen is a Certified Financial Planner and the owner of the Orange County-based Wealth Strategies Group. A lifelong Republican, Travis has previously been a Member of the Lincoln Club of Orange County, the Hispanic 100, and the Orange County New Majority. Travis has lived in Huntington Beach for the past two decades.