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Democratic Attorney and Mom Announces Candidacy for State Representative District 26

posted Jun 22, 2012, 9:29 AM by Deron Patterson

Immediate Release:

Nikie Pham-Acevedo   Tel. 832-279-4523

Democratic Attorney and Mom Announces Candidacy for State Representative District 26

Fort Bend County – December 6, 2011 – Vy Nguyen proudly announced today that she is entering the race for the newly drawn State Representative District 26. Earlier this year – when Representative Charlie Howard announced his retirement – Vy, a Democratic attorney, said she planned to seek this office. And now that the interim map has been released, and the rights of Texas voters have been restored, she is more determined than ever to go to the legislature to help bring an end to the division and “cuts only” approach that typified the 2011 legislative session.

The newly court drawn district provides an opportunity for the voters of Fort Bend County, for the first time, to choose a representative that shares a common background and experience. According to the Texas Legislative Council, this is a multicultural district that includes 31.98% Anglo, 17.21% African American, 19.9% Hispanic, and 31.36% Asian. 

 “This district is the new face of Texas. We are a diverse community with a common belief in hard work, education, family, and economic success. As a small business owner and mom, I’m focused on economic security and opportunity for my community and family.”

Vy obtained her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Houston and her law degree with Honors from TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law.   She manages her own law firm, is a legal writing instructor and will be an adjunct professor at both the University of St. Thomas and TSU Thurgood Marshall School of Law.  Her son, Michael, is an Honor Roll student and on Student Council at Dulles Elementary School in Sugarland, Texas. 

PHOTO AVAILABILITY: Vy’s Campaign Kick-Off Event is on Sunday, December 11, 2011 from 5:30pm to 8pm at Kim Son Restaurant, 12750 Southwest Freeway, Stafford, TX 77477.