Endorsements

Matt Nguyen has earned the bipartisan support of national leaders, local elected officials, public schoolteachers, and—most importantly—community members like yourself. 

 
Matt Nguyen and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Matt Nguyen and former U.S. Attorney Preet Bharara.

Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Matt Nguyen, Westminster School Trustee Frances Nguyen, and local community advocate Minh Pham.

Congressman Alan Lowenthal, Matt Nguyen, Westminster School Trustee Frances Nguyen, and local community advocate Minh Pham.


Official Statements In Support of Matt Nguyen

We need to prepare all OC students for career and life success. Our community needs a fresh leader like Matt Nguyen who will bring those same values to elected office.”
— Westminster Councilmember Sergio Contreras
Matt Nguyen is a rising star who attended local public schools and Yale Law School. He represents the future of our Vietnamese American community.”
— Garden Grove Councilmember Phat Bui
We need strong elected leaders that can stand up to corporations and stand with public schools. I trust Matt Nguyen will work hard for our students and communities.”
— Garden Grove School District Trustee Walter Muneton
A homegrown leader and Yale-trained civil rights advocate, Matt Nguyen has the background and experience needed to empower students, teachers, and public schools.”
— Westminster School District Trustee Jamison Power
Matt Nguyen will provide much-needed fresh leadership that will help our kids take on new heights in their educational endeavors.”
— Garden Grove School District Trustee Lan Quoc Nguyen
Matt Nguyen is a homegrown leader with enormous potential. When he is elected, Matt will serve the children and families across our county earnestly and honorably.”
— Westminster School District Trustee Frances Nguyen
 
Matt Nguyen [is] an impressive candidate.”
— OC Register Editorial Board
 

Official endorsements for Matt Nguyen*

OC Schools Educators Association (OCSEA)

Representing OC Public School Teachers and Staff

OC Weekly Editorial Board

Covering News Across OC and Long Beach

LA/OC Building Trades Council

Representing Local OC Trade Unions

Preet Bharara

Former U.S. Attorney, Southern District of New York

 

Jerry Patterson

Governing Board Member, Coast Community College District; Congressman (ret.), U.S. House of Representatives

 

Cottie Petrie-Norris

Assemblymember, California State Assembly

Rob Bonta

Assemblymember, California State Assembly

Katrina Foley

Mayor, City of Costa Mesa

John Stephens

Councilmember, Costa Mesa City Council

 

Frances Nguyen

Vice-President, Westminster School District

 

Lan Quoc Nguyen

President, Garden Grove Unified School District

Jamison Power

Governing Board Member, Westminster School District

 

Walter Muneton

Governing Board Member, Garden Grove Unified School District

 

Gina Clayton-Tarvin

Vice-President, Ocean View School District

Marlys Davidson

Trustee, Los Alamitos Unified School District

 

Lorraine Prinsky

President, Coast Community College District 

Angana Pathak

President, Democratic Club of Seal Beach

 

Ryan Walker

Chief Marketing Officer, Orange County LGBT Pride

Jennifer Dixon Robinson

Teacher, Peterson Elementary School (Huntington Beach)

 

Marianne Owen

Teacher, Oka Elementary School (Fountain Valley)

 

Yen Ta

Teacher, Finley Elementary School (Westminster)

Shayna Lathus

Teacher, Carr Intermediate School (Santa Ana)

Monica Dalton

Teacher, Saddleback High School (Santa Ana)

HB Huddle

Grassroots Community Advocacy Group

Indivisible CA-47 Orange County

Grassroots Community Advocacy Group

Harley Rouda

Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Alan Lowenthal

Congressman, U.S. House of Representatives

Tom Umberg

Senator, California State Senate

 

Maria Salamanca

Co-Founder, Swing Left

Sergio Contreras

Councilmember, Westminster City Council

 

Phat Bui

Councilmember, Garden Grove City Council

 

Tam Nguyen

Former President, Vietnamese American Chamber of Commerce

 

Chieu Nguyen

President, Vietnamese American Aerospace Professional Association

Amanda Vu Dwight

Vice-President, Vietnamese American Bar Association of Southern CA

Trung Ta

Founding Chairman, Vietnamese Cultural Center

Josh Lowenthal

Entrepreneur; Candidate, 72nd Assembly District

Joseph Shufro

Professor, Southwestern Community College

Martin Salgado

Professor, Cerritos College

 

Alex Knopp

Clinical Professor, Yale Law School

 

David Rosen

Clinical Professor, Yale Law School

Olaina Anderson

Founding Member, Orange County Moms Demand Action

 

Brendan Patch

Teacher, Edison High School (Huntington Beach)

 

Susan Ballard

Teacher, Edison High School (Huntington Beach)

 

Rick Meyers

Teacher, Edison High School (Huntington Beach)

 

Jennifer Patch

Teacher, Edison High School (Huntington Beach)

 

 

*Partial list. Titles for identification purposes only.