Tuesday, October 18, 2011

VVA attended Mason District Candidate Forum and Debate on October 17

http://annandale.patch.com/articles/live-blog-mason-district-council-forum-and-debate



Mason District Supervisor Penny Gross debating issues with Candidate David Feld on October 17 at the Mason District Council Candidate Forum.



Candidates for School Board At Large (3 seats): Lolita I. Muncheno-Smoak, Ilryong Moon, Theodore J. "Ted" Velkoff, Ryan L. McElveen, Steven F. Stuban.



Voice of Vietnamese Americans attended the candidate forum in Mason District on October 17, at the Annandale United Methodist Church.

The forum was very informative, with provoking questions and earnest responses from the candidates. Mason District prides itself as a very diverse area with 22% voters are Asian Americans, and a dense population of Latino Americans, reflecting in Dr. Moon(Independent, Korean American) and Ms. Lolita L. Muncheno-Smoak,(Independent, Latino American) both are candidates for the School Board at large.

Vietnamese Americans attended the forum included LTC Tuan Ton, Mrs. Thu Hang Ton, Ms. Genie Nguyen, Mr. Nguyen Cao Nguyen. There were not any Latino American voters, nor other Asian American voters. As a result,the discussion did cover many different aspects of the community, but did not have the voice from ethnic minorities. Voice of Vietnamese Americans thanks the Mason District Council and the League of Women Voters in organizing the forum.

Voice of Vietnamese Americans would like to invite more ethnic minorities in Mason District to come out and participate in the coming Candidate Forum

Date: Friday, October 28, 2011 - 06:30pm - 08:30pm
Venue: Mason District Governmental Center
6507 Columbia Pike, Annandale, VA 22003
Phone: 703-256-7717, TTY 711

Mason District is the home for many different culture and races, which illuminates the essence of our United States Constitution. We are striving to contribute positively to this community. Ethnic Americans would assert ourselves as "the US People", to advocate for the American core values which many refugees and immigrants have risked our lives to attain.

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