Madison Nguyen, former San Jose Vice Mayor and San Jose City Council member, is a candidate for California’s 27th State Assembly District.
Nguyen was born in Vietnam and escaped with her family in a fishing boat when she was just four years old. She lived in various refugee camps in the Philippines before immigrating to America. Once in America, Nguyen she worked alongside her parents in the fields of the Central Valley and later attended the University of California, Santa Cruz.
During her time on the city council, Nguyen fought for affordable housing and improved public transportation, education and safety.