In the News: “In Orange County, 24 Vietnamese Americans are running for office. 13 share the same last name”

This Los Angeles Times articles explores the dramatic growth of Vietnamese American candidates in Orange County, with a whopping 24 Vietnamese descent candidates–thirteen of whom share the same last name.

“It shows the power of the Vietnamese at the ballot box, spreading their influence in central O.C. politics,” said Karthick Ramakrishnan, professor of public policy and political science at UC Riverside. “What you’re seeing now is the seed that was planted decades ago when the first Vietnamese ran and succeeded.”

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