October 31, 2019

GARDEN GROVE, CA—Laboratory cancer scientist Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen, who currently serves as a Garden Grove City Councilmember, today announced receiving the endorsement the Asian & Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (APILC) for her 2020 campaign for State Assembly.

“Diedre epitomizes the definition of the American Dream,” says APILC Chair David Chiu. “After nearly losing her life at sea immigrating to this country, her life story is a reminder of what makes this country and this state great. Career, family, public service…Diedre’s done it all.”

“Diedre’s work as a research scientist and Garden Grove City Councilmember have prepared her to be a strong candidate with a strong message,” said Assistant Majority Leader Rob Bonta, also an APILC member. “Her experience will bring a different point of view to the legislature.”

Ms. Nguyen was first elected to serve on the Garden Grove City Council in 2016. She was re-elected in 2018 by an even larger margin of victory. By profession, Diedre is certified as a Clinical Molecular Biologist Scientist and is a Clinical Cytogeneticist.

Assembly District 72 is located in north central Orange County and includes the cities of Seal Beach, Westminster, Fountain Valley, and Los Alamitos, portions of Garden Grove, Huntington Beach, and Santa Ana, and the communities of Rossmoor and Midway City.