FAIRFAX, VA – Voice of Vietnamese Americans (VVA) today congratulates Cindy Truong on her recent victory to become the next District Judge of Oklahoma County, Oklahoma. Ms. Troung, a former assistant district attorney, defeated Pat Crawley in the general election on November 2.
Ms. Truong’s successful run in a fierce battle for District Judge demonstrates that her commitment to hard work and to “tough but fair justice” are the truest keys for success. Her story is a source of inspiration for the Vietnamese American community.
Many Vietnamese Americans across the country share similar humble beginnings like Ms. Truong. She immigrated to the United States in 1986 at the age of 11 with no knowledge of English. With a deep commitment to education and hard work, she excelled in her schooling, worked throughout college and went on to law school.
As a Vietnamese American female, Ms. Truong has blazed the path for generations of Vietnamese Americans who aspire to run for an elected position and make positive impacts on society. VVA applauds Ms. Truong’s rise to this position in Oklahoma’s judicial system.
Voice of Vietnamese Americans is a non-profit organization with the mission of empowering Vietnamese Americans by promoting civic engagement, community organizing, capacity building. Established in 2009, Voice of Vietnamese Americans is serving the communities in Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC, with liaisons in California and Texas.