Janet Nguyen was sworn in yesterday as the first Vietnamese-American elected Supervisor in Orange County and the youngest as well.Ã‚Â This election has been a roller coaster ride for both Janet and Trung Nguyen.Ã‚Â Both candidates have held the lead at different points in time.Ã‚Â Ã‚Â
Both candidates have also been accused of promoting anti-Latino sentiments, Trung Nguyen pretending to be a border guard, and Janet Nguyen calling on Vietnamese voters to vote for her with this comment “She also has votes from other ethnic communities, women, seniors, Republicans who do not like MexicansÃ¢â‚¬Â.
Now is the time for healing and repair.Ã‚Â Janet Nguyen needs to reach out to the Latino community and demonstrate that she is not the racist that her comment to the Vietnamese community portrays.
It is also time for Trung Nguyen to accept defeat at the hands of a woman.Ã‚Â Mr. Nguyen, the only way to save face now, if that is even possible, is to accept your defeat gracefully and fade off into the shadows of history.
In their Editorial today, the Orange County Register said it best…
Mr. Nguyen ran a good race, but he should put an end to any more legal action. The county should wish Ms. Nguyen the best as she becomes the first Vietnamese-American county supervisor.