Matt Nguyen
Matt Nguyen
If we want to preserve the American Dream for future generations, we must do everything in our power to protect and empower our children, teachers, and public schools today.
— Matt Nguyen

About Matt Nguyen

  • Experienced Educator: Over the past decade, Matt has taught law and policy to hundreds of students attending K-12 public schools and our nation’s top universities.

  • Constitutional Rights Advocate: Matt has partnered with the ACLU and NAACP to advance landmark civil rights litigation on behalf of hundreds of thousands of children and families. He also co-founded an advocacy coalition to protect the fundamental rights of parents and kids.

  • Education Policy Expert: Matt has received national recognition for his work in education law and policy. Through his extensive advocacy, Matt has challenged school segregation, empowered teachers, and secured hundreds of millions in new funding for neighborhood public schools.

  • Homegrown Leader: Born and raised in Orange County, Matt is the son of Vietnam War refugees, an Eagle Scout, and a graduate of K-12 public schools, UC Berkeley, and Yale.


Matt is a trusted leader in Orange County’s Vietnamese American community.


Matt’s “4.0” Vision for Public Education

  • [ A ]ccessibility: Matt believes each and every student—regardless of their background or circumstances—has the constitutional right to receive an excellent public education.

  • [ A ]chievement: Matt believes our public schools must prepare all our students to graduate, enter the trades or higher education, earn a decent living, and thrive in the 21st century global economy.

  • [ A ]ffordability: Matt believes no student should be burdened by exorbitant student loan debt. When we invest in our students’ learning, we build the foundation for a bright future for our community.

  • [ A ]ccountability: Matt believes all public leaders have a duty to be trustworthy and transparent, adhere to the highest ethical standards, and be responsible stewards of taxpayer dollars.