Van Tran

Van Tran REPRepublican

American politician

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Van TranREPRepublican American politician
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Van Thai Tran (Vietnamese: Trần Thái Văn; born October 19, 1964) is a Vietnamese American attorney and politician in California, formerly serving as a Republican member of the California State Assembly, representing portions of Orange County. Tran and Texas State Representative Hubert Vo were the highest-ranking Vietnamese American elected officials in U.S. history until Joseph Cao was elected to the United States House of Representatives in December 2008. Tran took office one month before Vo did, making him the first Vietnamese American to serve in a state legislature. He served in the Assembly as Assistant Republican Leader.

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Education5 - 5 of 3
University of California, Irvine
BA Political Science
Hamline University
Hamline University
MA Public Administration
Past Positions1 - 5 of 5
Assembly Member
Assistant Minority Leader
California State Assembly
Vice Mayor
City of Garden Grove
Private Practice
Other Experience1 - 5 of 5
American Council of Young Political Leaders
Vice Chair
Orange County Chapter, Boy Scouts of America
Garden Grove Planning Commission
Critical Issues Caucus
Asian-Pacific Islander Joint Caucus