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United States

U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 46

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Bao Nguyen

Mayor of Garden Grove
49,345 votes (30%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Making College Affordable, Because Education is a Universal Right
  • Striving for LGBT Equality
  • Promoting Fair and Humane Immigration Policy




Born in a UN refugee camp, Bao was carried to the United States by his parents to escape oppression in Vietnam. He grew up in the 46th district, attended Garden Grove public schools, and graduated from Pacifica High School.

Bao was elected Mayor of Garden Grove in 2014, where he has increased government transparency and fought corruption. Upon his swearing-in, he became the first directly- elected Vietnamese American Democratic Mayor in the United States. He is the city’s first Vietnamese American and first Openly LGBTQ Mayor. Prior to his historic election, he served as member of the Garden Grove Unified School District Board of Education.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $276,759

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of California Fuels & Lubricants
Employees of California Waste Solutions
Employees of Greater Southern California Towing
Employees of Vapen Clear
United Food and Commercial Workers International Union (UFCW)

More information about contributions

By State:

California 90.73%
District of Columbia 2.46%
Arizona 1.74%
New York 1.30%
Other 3.77%

By Size:

Large contributions (83.37%)
Small contributions (16.63%)

By Type:

From organizations (9.47%)
From individuals (90.53%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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