San Diego – On the heels of joining thousands of San Diegans at the Vietnamese Tet Festival in Mira Mesa this weekend, Rep. Scott Peters is proud to announce the names of dozens of Vietnamese-American community leaders – Democrats and Republicans – who are backing his re-election campaign.
“The Tet Festival this weekend was a spectacular and festive celebration of the vibrant Vietnamese-American community that thrives in the center of the 52nd district,” Peters said. “It was an honor to participate again in this year’s ceremonies and to see so many children, adults, and seniors join together to celebrate timeless traditions of the Vietnamese culture.”
Mira Mesa is located in the center of California’s 52nd Congressional district. Peters participated in the Tet Festival ceremonies on Saturday afternoon.
Vietnamese-American leaders from San Diego who are endorsing Peters for re-election are (partial list, titles for identification purposes only):
De Le – U.S. Army veteran; manager, Tieng Nuoc Toi Radio
Linda Le – civic leader
Joe Long – commissioner, San Diego County Assessment Appeals Board
Ron Luong - external vice president, Little Saigon Foundation
Tri Chanh Nguyen -- marriage & family therapist; past president, Vietnamese American Youth Alliance (VAYA)
Uyen Nguyen - small business owner, Uyen Design
Huyen Pham - early childhood educator
Peter Pham – president, Vietnamese Federation of San Diego
Nancy Phung - coordinating member, MidCity CAN
Bouavanh Hope Rasih – former commissioner, City of San Diego Human Relations Commission; former chair, San Diego City Indochinese Council District 5; CEO/ President of Rasih Institute of San Diego; founding member/former secretary general, Vietnamese/Indochinese Chamber of Commerce of San Diego; former chair, Lao Community Cultural Center of San Diego
Binh Tran – executive director, Asian Pacific Health Foundation
Nick Tran - community leader
Congressman Scott Peters represents California’s 52nd Congressional District, which encompasses the cities of Poway, Coronado and most of San Diego. He is in his second-term in Congress and currently serves on the House Armed Services and Judiciary Committees. Scott was three times chosen “Elected official of the Year” by BIOCOM for his work to create San Diego’s biotech jobs of the future, and was recently named one of the most independent members of Congress by Congressional Quarterly. Peters, a Democrat, is backed by organizations from across the political spectrum, including teachers, police officers, nurses, Planned Parenthood Action Fund and the San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce.