I would like to congratulate two new members of the political arena who have been elected to new positions in the political world. They are:
(1) Former UFC Mixed Martial Arts Light and Heavyweight Champion, Mixed Martial Arts New Bellator contender and new Republican Party Huntington Beach Pro Tem TITO ORTIZ. He is a new member who received the most votes in the field of 15 candidates. He was elected new Councilman and became immediately Mayor Pro Tem. In his interview on ABC7, he stated,
“I am not a politician at all. I am an American that was born and raised here in Huntington Beach and I am going to fight for my community.”
“This is my lif,” he added. “They’ve given so much to me in my career of mixed martial arts for 23 years. Now it is time to give back to them”.
(2) New Republican Congresswoman YOUNG KIM is a South Korean-born American politician and the first Korean American woman elected to Congress along with fellow Republican MICHELLE STEEL and first Vietnamese Senator JANET NGUYEN.
(3) Newly elected Republican Congresswoman MICHELLE EUNJOO PARK STEEL is a South Korean-born American politician who is the U.S. Representative-elect for California’s 48th congressional district.
(4) And lastly, Republican Assemblywoman JANET NGUYEN who was elected to represent the 34th Senate District in 2014. The former Senator is a small business owner and former Orange County Supervisor. Nguyen is known for being the first Vietnamese-American elected to the State Senate, and as the first woman Orange County Supervisor to represent the first District. She is also the first Asian-American and first Vietnamese-American to serve on the Board of Supervisors, as well as the youngest Supervisor elected in Orange County history.
Senator Nguyen was the highest ranking Vietnamese American elected official in California and the highest ranking Vietnamese-American woman elected to office in the United States. She previously served on the Garden City Council where she was the first woman Councilmember elected in nearly 35 years and the youngest member ever elected.