Dina Nguyen Stumbles Out of the Gate

The OC First District Supervisor’s race is already getting off to a wild start for Garden Grove City Councilmember Dina Nguyen.  It seems that Dina, and her crack team of campaign advisors, cannot figure out step one in running for office.

Step one, as anyone who has ever run for office knows, this should include Dina, is to file Form 501 - Statement of Intent to Run. It seems that Dina solicited and collected $19,700 before she filed her form 501. Here is the link to her campaign contribution filing statement.

It is really fun to watch the Dina supporters trip all over themselves commenting on the story over on Total Buzz. Is it just me, or is it strange that these are some of the same folks who jumped all over Janet Nguyen for her missteps.

Here’s what I mean…

Flowerszzz Says:

It is a mere technicality that she did not file the form and it is also not a very well known or in my opinion a necessary form. The form, if you look at it, is really intended for state legislators to accept or reject the expenditure limits for their races.

I have NEVER seen a case where the candidate did not complete the form ahead of time and was forced to refund the money, nor have I ever seen any enforcement associated with this form. When the error is caught, the candidate is simply required to file the form. Someone is chirping into your ear Peggy that this is a big deal when in reality it is not.

I am willing to bet $$ that many candidates forget this form until they actually go to the registrars office and file their paperwork there.

Now I’m not a supporter of Janet, at this point. But I do have a question.

How does a part-time field rep. for Van Tran (Truong Diep) make enough money to max out with a $1,600 contribution (page 4)?

Even more fun is the fact that Trung Nguyen, who is over $200,000 in debt from his failed campaign last year for Supervisor, contributed $500 to Dina (page 15).

  22 comments for “Dina Nguyen Stumbles Out of the Gate

  1. Flowerszzz
    March 27, 2008 at 7:01 pm

    Yes my dear I did jump on Janet for soliciting donations for a legal fund that did not exist, and then waiting over 50 days to reveal the donors and subsequent refunds to the “account”. If the first half of this was a mistake….ok then wy did it take so long for her to refund the money and report the refunds and donors. The county law is within 7 days – she took 53. The two are apples and oranges.

  2. d'Anconia
    March 27, 2008 at 8:47 pm

    Chris what business is it of yours who can contribute how much and how much money people make?

  3. March 27, 2008 at 9:01 pm

    d’Anconia – It’s all public information for a reason.

  4. disgusted of the Trannies
    March 28, 2008 at 1:22 pm

    Chris, becareful because we are from this community so we know how the Trannies function. They are extremists, they will shut you down if you post anything negative about them or their candidates. We know them as the NEW COMMIES because of the way they try to dominate everything and every aspect. Eventhough Dina does NOT qualify, has a very bad reputation in town, friendly but no true talents, they will lie for her, they will vouch for her, they will do anything to get her elected because they need to take Janet out of the picture. so her messing up like his is expected. This is a race between the Trannies and Janet not Dina & Janet. Each of them work like they themselves are running for this position. Giving her money is part of the party ‘s (Trannies) repuirement. Dina does not have what it takes to win. Van Tran is campaigning not Dina, so if she wins, I wonder if she will be able to vote independently or will she call her maker Van Tran to ask for permission first.

  5. asians rule
    March 28, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    If she wins, we know it’s not her doing that got her there for sure. Van Tran has been calling everyone asking them not to support Janet and bad mouthing Janet every chance he gets, it doesn’t even make sense any more but they are so wrapped up and bitter that they no longer see what’s right. I wonder if Van Tran’s suggestion for Dina and Andy to get together so they can work more efffectively?

  6. music4you
    March 28, 2008 at 3:50 pm

    her first mistake is messing around with a guy like Andy quach. her second mistake is using the Trannies to form a shield around her. Her 3rd mistake is thinking that her short stature is cute and no one will ever notice her mistakes.
    What are they doing? All the Trannies put together and they can’t even seem to do the job right. Maybe she should quit while she’s ahead

  7. Flowerszzz
    March 28, 2008 at 3:59 pm

    LOL anon at 1:22 I am sure Chris is shaking in his boots. Come on people get a grip.

  8. music4you
    March 28, 2008 at 4:13 pm

    this andy quach is a funny character, why would you take a supporting role when you have better name ID, clean our own supporters pocket and turn it over to another candidate… it’s the most ignorant move by a politician i’ve even witnessed in my 20 years in politics.what happens when she turns her back? Kiss his political career goodbye. i’ve known him for a while, he can’t seem to think on his own. too bad, he could have been….

  9. mad politics
    March 28, 2008 at 11:39 pm

    Andy is a falling star. Dina is latching onto to him because she could use the help with fundraising and his name ID. Dina, you’ve just boarded a sinking ship. But you deserve it. What happened to your former campaign manager Ling Nguyen? You dumped him right after you won the election didnt’ you? Wonder what will happen to Andy…

  10. music4you
    March 29, 2008 at 2:47 pm

    Let that ship SINK. None of the Trannies are in it to serve this community, they are in it for the perks and the power. Why don’t you ask anyone of them what are all those trips to Asia for? Or the helicopter ride that Van Tran organized to take Dina, Andy and Truong to visit the border? What can they do except wasting our tax dollars for that joy ride that they took? Van Tran was very calculative, he invited ONE non-Trannies (Councilman Steve Jones)along for the ride to avoide criticism of their joy ride paid for by tax payers.

  11. no one important
    March 31, 2008 at 10:57 pm

    Music4you, I totally agreed with you. YOu are RIGHT ON THE MONEY!!! You want to stop frivolous spending you start here with the TRANNIES. Dina was complaining about Janet spending? At least she didn’t take advantage of our TAX DOLLARS by going on trips like the one mentioned here by Music4you. What the hell does a councilwoman in garden grove, with limited knowledge of the law have anything to do with BORDER PATROL? Wake up Dina, YOU DON’T HAVE THE SLIGHTEST IDEA OF HOW TO SERVE THE PUBLIC. You are in it for yourself, for the power and the PERKS. thanks for sharing with us Music4you!!!

  12. Community Watch Dog
    April 1, 2008 at 1:56 pm

    Dina is not just unqualified, has no family values,low moral standards… she does not qualified to represent us…

    April 1, 2008 at 2:01 pm


  14. Democrats rule
    April 2, 2008 at 4:00 pm

    Van Tran is a respectable man but he’s blind by personal vengence. We do not think it’s wise for him to put Dina up for this election, she’ too green, she doesn’t seem to be respected by many in the community. Her lifestyle is unacceptable the many conservatives and her involvement now with Andy Q is not helping her name at all, if anything it’s done some damage to both of them. We are a lot more sophisticated than Van Tran wants to believe, if he wants us to continue to support him and his group, he needs stop using our HARD EARNED MONEY so frivolously… pushing us to give money to a support a loosing candidate does not show us that he has his best interest in the community.

  15. anti dina
    April 2, 2008 at 5:40 pm

    i am shocked. This has to be one the most self serving group I’ve ever seen. DINA, PLEASE STAY OUT OF POLITICS. BETTER YET, STAY OUT OF ORANGE COUNTY. WE DONT’ WANT YOU HERE. YOU MUDDY OUR WATER

  16. Anti Dina II
    April 5, 2008 at 5:54 pm


  17. hates the Trannies
    April 9, 2008 at 8:11 pm

    The TRANNIES will keep in stumbling… what a joke!!! All 8 of ’em and can’t even do the job right… What could Dina do? We dont’ just dislike the Trannies, we despise them like we do with the Commies. They are no better. Trannies you need to stop tearing this town apart. We need Unity.

  18. Arthur Tran
    April 15, 2008 at 3:45 pm

    Dina, my advise to you is to straighten out your personal life first before you even consider politics… People are disgusted of you two for being so disrespectul and we also wonder how you and Andy can keep your heads high in public… you two don’t deserve our vote. I am ashame to say that you represent this community… the more i get to know the Trannies, the more disgusted i am of them… people need to stand up to them and let them know that we will CLEAN HOUSE and we will do that soon…

  19. Tuong Vi of San Jose
    April 16, 2008 at 2:20 pm

    Thanks for being so forward… they were in Jose not too long ago to protest against Madison and the lack of professionalism between the 2 have us scratching our heads, knowing of her background, unmarried, 3 kids, none of them has their fathers around and Andy cheating on his girlfriend with this woman made me wonder what in the world is he thinking? He sure did have a good name before all this. This is scandalous and rediculous!!! If they were here in San Jose, we would have them remove from office already. They dont’ have what it takes to stand before us and consider themselves as leaders. As a student activist myself, i hope the Viet community will help elect better leaders in the future. Again, thanks Arthur for being so frank

  20. Frankly
    April 26, 2008 at 3:24 pm

    We have to show Van Tran and his croonies that the V community knows who truly serve them. Trung Nguyen’s repeated attempts to take out Janet is already a bad mark for our community. Let’s not get them do it again

  21. college Student
    May 21, 2008 at 10:56 am

    Found this on Bosavik site: interesting post

    I COPIED THIS FROM ANOTHER SITE: response to press release regarding her consultant group
    “Dina is the Trannies pride? How sad. How pathetic. Haven’t you guys seen enough? People dont’ believe in your candidate, you need to stop harrassing people for money. We are DRAINED. IF YOU GUYS HAVE TO RUN FOR OFFICE THIS TIME WITH YOUR OWN MONEY, WOULD YOU HAVE DONE IT? This will cost the community several hundred thousand dollars for what? This position is already well represented by JANET NGUYEN. Either you like her or not, at least her track record shows that she’s done SOME good for the community while she’s under CONSTANT ATTACKS from all you Trannies. If we dont’ have someone capable then I understand the challenge and SCRAPING MONEY from this community to make the positive change… IT’S NOT ALL ABOUT YOU TRANNIES!!! SO STOP TAKING OUR MONEY TO SETTLE YOUR PERSONAL VENGENCE. I dont’ care who DINA has for a consultant, it’s still OUR MONEY that she’s wasting not hers, everything you read about her is INFLATED by the TRANNIES. This press release was written by her own office by her own PAID WRITERS so of course they have to spin that chicken shit into chicken salad… BUT IT WON’T HAPPEN BECAUSE NO MATTER HOW YOU SPIN IT, IT’S STILL CHICKEN SHIT. All of her life she’s been working for others, she opened her law firm just before she ran for council in 2006. Her involvement in all the organizations listed in her BIO were as recent as 2 years ago when she was scrambling, begging everyone to put her name into their organization so she could have something to show for during her council race. Some are as recent as several months ago. She has NEVER been involve in feeding the homeless, helping the elderly or done any volunteer work in this community until she wanted to get into politics and needed to show that on her BIO. Look closely and it’s all empty, JUST LIKE HER HEAD!”

  22. Banned Dina from Politics
    May 28, 2008 at 4:52 pm

    This is how Dina gets her face and her name covered in the local papers!!! By using paid writers and Van Tran’s influence over these local papers

    This is one of the reasons why people say Dina’s background is SHADY!!!

    This is JANET’S reponse to Dina and her clans dirty tricks of calling janet a COMMUNIST, how pathetic!!!

    This one you must read, it will tell you how DUMB this candidate is, it will also tell you that those that helped her campaign don’t even want the public to know; WHY? It will also tell you that Van is really the one behind this campaign, we know all along it’s Van Tran against Janet NOT Dina at all, she has no ability.

    Please read before you cast your vote

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