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RHA 2022 Candidate Profiles

The content below has been submitted by the candidate to introduce themselves to Rossmoor and answer some of the many questions Rossmoor residents submitted for them. The full November 2022 candidate list can be found here. 

Diedre Thu Ha Nguyen

State Assembly 70th District

Diedre Thu Ha Nguyen Ca 70Th Assembly

From our 9/29/2022 Rossmoor Meet Your Candidates Night, the 70th Assembly District segment

Rossmoor Community Questions

Q1. Why do you want to be our representative to the State Assembly? What makes you stand out vs your opponent?

I’m running because too many hard-working people find it harder and harder to achieve or maintain the upward mobility and Middle-Class prosperity California has offered for so long. Inflation, gas prices, unfair tax rates that are too high, a lack of retirement savings, and a greater need for elder care are all putting pressure on families, who feel squeezed more than ever.

I’m a Laboratory Cancer Scientist, Garden Grove City Council Mayor Pro Tem, a wife, and mother of three active sons. I share the values of our community, especially the idea that if you work hard and do what’s right you should get ahead. That will be my focus.

The difference between my opponent and me: Together with my city council colleagues, I have brought significant, positive change to Garden Grove, where our small businesses are thriving and we are building an exciting entertainment corridor.

My opponent, as Mayor of Westminster, is known for vicious, pointless infighting with his fellow council members and taking his city to the verge of bankruptcy.

I will continue to be a positive, effective, collaborative leader who works with everyone so that we move California forward.

Q2. What do you feel is the single greatest challenge and need facing us, your constituents, in the next 12 months? And what will you propose, if elected, to address this issue?

The single biggest challenge California faces is a high cost of living that gets costlier every day.

We need to:

      • create good jobs that pay well by having business-friendly policies that enable entrepreneurship to thrive
      • Fix our broken supply chain by incentivizing businesses that outsource work overseas to bring that work back
      • Lower gas prices by reducing our reliance on oil and exploring alternative sustainable energy sources. Greater energy independence is key to lower prices.