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OCTOBER 9, 2013
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Gautam Dutta (415) 236-2048
WASHINGTON D.C. – The Asian American Action (AAA) Fund is pleased to announce the endorsements of Virginia House Delegate candidates Mark Keam and Hung Nguyen.
Second term Delegate Mark Keam is the first Asian-born immigrant to serve as a Virginia state legislator. He is running for reelection to represent House District 35 (Tysons, Vienna, Oakton) in Fairfax County. Del. Keam has a long history of public service, most recently as Chief Counsel to Assistant Senate Majority Leader Dick Durbin. Over the past four years, Del. Keam authored several bills that have become law, and continues to work on education, transportation and jobs, as well as making Virginia a welcoming place for immigrants.
Hung Nguyen is a Vietnamese-American small business owner running for Delegate in House District 67 (Chantilly). His commitment to public service stems from his extensive experience in the non-profit sector and his work on numerous appointed positions including the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission, the Virginia Asian Advisory Board, and the Governor’s Commission for National and Community Service. When elected, Nguyen would become the first Vietnamese-American elected official to serve in the state legislature in Virginia history.
AAA-Fund Executive Director Gautam Dutta said, “We’re excited to endorse Mark Keam, who contributes significantly to Asian American politics. We enjoyed working with him during his time on the AAA-Fund Board and know that he will provide commonsense solutions for job creation and education.”
AAA-Fund Board Member Tom Goldstein added: “With his decades of public service to the Commonwealth of Virginia, Hung Nguyen will make sure that our voices are heard in Richmond.”