Garden Grove, CA – In less than a week after her announcement for Orange County Board of Supervisors, District 1, Garden Grove Councilwoman Kim Nguyen has secured the endorsements from four prominent local councilwomen; Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley from Aliso Viejo, Councilwoman Andrea Marr from Costa Mesa, Councilwoman Farrah Khan from Irvine and Councilwoman Leticia Clarke from Tustin.
In announcing their endorsements, the councilwomen stated:
- Councilwoman Tiffany Ackley – “I am proud to endorse Councilwoman Kim Nguyen for the Board of Supervisors. Councilwoman Nguyen has been an effective leader for Garden Grove. Combined with her background as a Health Policy Specialist, she will be a powerful force on the Orange County Board of Supervisors. We need her voice and expertise on the Board to build in Orange County that works for people of all backgrounds.”
- Councilwoman Andrea Marr – “Kim Nguyen is an inspiring leader who will tackle the County’s most difficult challenges head-on, with the same courage and dedication she has shown in her years on City Council. We need a representative at the Board of Supervisors who will truly listen to every single voice in the community and act on behalf of the entire district; there is no one better suited for that role than Kim.”
- Councilwoman Farrah Khan – “I’m proud to support Kim Nguyen for Supervisor, Dist 1. Kim has proven her ability to lead by example. She is the right candidate for this district and this seat. We need new voices in government to lead us out of our homeless crisis, secure benefits to those in need through CalOptima, and ensure all our county workers have a champion working for them. I hope you will join me in supporting Kim.”
- Councilwoman Letitia Clark – “Kim has a proven track record of fighting for her community and advocating for those with the greatest needs. We need more women of color like Kim in regional leadership roles.”
Councilwoman Nguyen had this to say about her most recent endorsement:
“As a woman of color in politics, it is often hard to find your voice and ensure that good policy gets passed, but these women have broken through that glass ceiling time and time again. I am proud to kick off my campaign for Supervisor with their support and endorsement.”
As the daughter of a Mexican immigrant and Vietnamese refugee, Kim knows the value of hard work, dedication, and sacrifice. Her humble beginnings as a first-generation American shaped her advocacy and drive to create a more inclusive community. She was the first in her family to graduate high school and obtain a college degree. She has continued to break barriers and open doors for others to follow. In 2016, she became the first Latina and youngest person to ever be elected to the Garden Grove City Council. During her time on the City Council, she has been a leader in creating economic opportunities for low-income communities, increasing funding for infrastructure repairs thought the City, and has worked tirelessly to protect immigrant communities.