I am a Deputy District Attorney, former small business owner, and an immigrant who embodies the American Dream.
Born in Vietnam, my family and I were forced to flee our home in 1979. My parents, four siblings, and I settled in the Los Angeles community of Echo Park in 1984. Both of my parents never received a formal education and came from humble roots. From them, I learned to believe in the American dream and what it offered my family: the power of opportunity, education, and hard work. I proudly attended public schools in Los Angeles including Betty Plasencia Elementary School, Virgil Junior High School, U.S. Grant High School and later went on to earn a BA in Political Science from UCLA. I then attended Southwestern University School of Law. As an active parent at my three children’s public schools, my wife and I enjoy hosting family and friends at my home in Los Angeles County.