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Why I am running for Congress

In 1975 I arrived in this great country as a refugee from Vietnam.  With barely any notice I was forced to leave behind my life and job as the Deputy Chief of Staff for the Chief Justice of Vietnam’s Supreme Court.  I boarded a plane with my wife and small children and arrived in America penniless.  I worked as dish washer, a shoe repairer, a machine operator, and a teacher.  I began working in the mailroom of a prominent law firm before working my way up to being a paralegal.  I went back to law school before I eventually became the United State’s first federally appointed Vietnamese-American immigration judge.  I understand the value of hard work; of pulling yourself up by your own bootstraps; of the American way.
 
For 18 years I proudly served as a federally appointed judge in San Francisco.  That experience taught me that no single person, side, or party has a monopoly on good policy versus bad policy; on fair versus unfair; and on right versus wrong.  Congress has time and again failed to remember this fact.  Partisan bickering has led to gridlock, constant fighting, and attempts to divide our nation into red states and blue states.  Those in power too often put the interests of partisanship and money above the interests of people and country. 
 
It’s time for a new direction and ending the partisanship gridlock.  It’s time that your representative was held accountable to you and not to their party or the special interest money that bankrolled their election.   Let’s change Washington together.  Let’s elect a Congress that vows to work together not against each other.  I am Judge Tue Phan and I want to be your next
congressman.  People and ideas.  Not party.  Not politics.  Not lobbyists.
 
If you have any questions, ideas, or comments please send your email to me.
 
 
News
DeSaulnier, Phan vie to succeed George Miller in 11th Congressional District
Posted on Oct 25th, 2014
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Interview with BayAreaGOP.com
Posted on Aug 2nd, 2014
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Judge Phan's Interview With the National Review Online
Posted on Aug 2nd, 2014
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East Bay Republicans’ Surprise In Primary
Posted on Jul 19th, 2014
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Contra Costa GOP picks Judge Tue Phan for CA-11 race
Posted on Jul 18th, 2014
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Retired Immigration Judge To Run For Congress
Posted on Jul 11th, 2014
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Issues
We face a number of issues at the national, regional, state and local levels.  If you elect me to represent the 11th Congressional District, I commit to you that I will work extremely hard to address all issues diligently.  My position on many of these issues can be found HERE
 
 
 
 

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Just Ten Days 'Til Election Day...And Here's How You Can Help!
Saturday, October 25, 2014
1475 N. Broadway, #282 in Walnut Creek (take 24/680 to downtown Walnut Creek) In addition to treats, there will be soft drinks and prizes awarded to the hardest working volunteers....
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Just Ten Days 'Til Election Day...And Here's How You Can Help!
Sunday, October 26, 2014
1475 N. Broadway, #282 in Walnut Creek (take 24/680 to downtown Walnut Creek) In addition to treats, there will be soft drinks and prizes awarded to the hardest working volunteers....
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