FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: October 15, 2014
Contact: Derek Humphrey, Cell: (951) 805-4167
BAO NGUYEN Statement on BRUCE BROADWATER’S CONTINUED NEPOTISM
Garden Grove, California – Garden Grove Unified School District Trustee and Mayoral candidate Bao Nguyen released the following statement today on the transfer and possible pay raise that has been allocated to the son of Mayor Bruce Broadwater.
The transfer and potential pay raise given to Mayor Bruce Broadwater’s son is an affront to every taxpayer in Garden Grove. The continued employment of the Mayor’s son by our city is an embarrassment and indicative of the level of corruption and nepotism that exists at City Hall. Bruce Broadwater’s silence on this issue is deafening and shameful. I am calling on Mayor Bruce Broadwater to immediately explain the role he played in the hiring and continued employment of his son in the fire department.
As Mayor, I will institute a comprehensive risk management assessment of city government, including a review of all policies pertaining to ethics, to root out fraud, abuse, and misuse of public funds. I will also fight to maintain high standards for all city jobs, and ensure applicants meet or exceed qualifications in order to be hired.
The Orange County Register, Voice of OC, and other news outlets have already reported on the transfer of Mayor Broadwater’s son. Mayor Bruce Broadwater has refused to answer questions from the media or the public.
Bao Nguyen currently represents over 90% of Garden Grove as a Trustee on the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education. On the School Board, Nguyen successfully led the adoption and implement 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. In addition to his work on the School Board, Nguyen currently serves on the Orange County Fair Board of Directors and is a member of the Commission on Ecumenical and Inter-religious Affairs of the Roman Catholic Diocese of Orange.
Born in a refugee camp, Nguyen arrived to the United States at three months of age. He holds a bachelor’s in Political Science from the University of California at Irvine, a master’s in Indo-Tibetan Buddhist Studies from Naropa University, and is trilingual in English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.