Phu Nguyen has dropped a mail pieceÂ in the 68th Assembly District in his bid for the Democratic Party nomination. It is a good introduction of Phu to the voters of the district covering his business and community leadership experience.
In somewhat related news, Martin Wisckol has a hillarious piece in the Register today titled The unusual and mysterious Joe Dovinh. Joe is Phu Nguyen’s opponent for the Democratic Party nomination in the 68th. As Dan Chmielewski and I have learned (HERE), Mr. Dovinh doesn’t take well to any critical review of who he is orÂ what he claims. From Martin’s story:
Assembly candidate Joe Dovinhâ€™s reluctance to share basic information about himself and his criticism of me for asking basic questions spurred a previous post about his unusual behavior. But his persistence in avoiding additional basic questions and his subsequent email attack on me and my colleague Brian Josephhave succeeded in him capturing our attention beyond what is typical for a longshot candidate. (Given his opponentâ€™s advantage in fundraising and endorsements, Dovinh is the underdog to receive the Democratic nomination, the winner of which will be the dark horse to beat the GOP nominee in November and replace outgoing Assemblyman Van Tran, R-Westminster.)
Dovinh had previously resisted giving me his date of birth, and refused to give me dates of various political posts he had listed in an email â€“ saying, among other things, â€œ(Y)ou seem to go overboard with details. You should respect a candidateâ€™s preference to provide the information as they see fit. Please donâ€™t compare me to what other candidates doâ€¦â€
Dovinh voted for John McCain and was an unaffiliated voter until 2008, when he registered as a Democrat. He says he works as a court translator and a journalist. Joseph emailed him questions â€“ something we might not satisfy ourselves with from a leading candidate in a high-profile race, but thatâ€™s not the case here. I was curious to see his response to Brian Josephâ€™s questions about him being a journalist. Brian asked:
â€œYou seem to be involved in a number of media outlets as a journalist. Iâ€™d like to get a complete list of the publications and programs youâ€™re involved with. My research shows you write an English language column for Vietstar called â€œNew Voices,â€ youâ€™re a host and anchorman for VHN and VAN TV, you host a legal show in Vietnamese and you have a new blog. Does that cover it all?â€
Dovinh responded, â€œAs an investigative reporter, you can do your own research on this subject.â€
Note to Joe Dovinh, when asked a direct question by a reporter, it is best to give a direct answer rather than a snippy retort.
Read the rest of Martin’s storyÂ here, it is funny stuff.
Here is the linkÂ to our stories where Joe Dovinh is mentioned.