Name: Phu Nguyen
City of residence: Garden Grove
How long have you lived in the district? I have lived in Orange County since I was 4 years old. I’ve graduated from local schools, received my degree from Cal State Fullerton, was married here and will raise my children here. My business has four branches in the district. I live in Garden Grove.
Occupation: small business owner
Education: bachelor’s degree from CSUF; master's degree in peace and justice, University of San Diego
Previously elected or appointed positions: No answer
Community organizations you belong to: United Vietnamese Student Assn., former chairman of the Tet Community Festival
What do you think are the biggest issues facing the district right now? We need good paying jobs; we need good schools for our children and quality affordable care for our communities’ elders.
What do you think are the biggest issues facing California right now? I see the need in creating a business climate friendlier to job creation, getting California’s fiscal mess under control and ensuring California’s teachers and law enforcement have every necessary resource available to them.
What would you do to solve the state’s budget deficit? As a successful small business owner, I have to meet payroll. The state should be no different. I’ll bring my years of experience in meeting payroll and creating jobs and economic growth to the legislature.