I am honored to have won the Democratic nomination for Delegate in Virginia's 42nd House District, and I am humbled by the thousands of voters who have entrusted me with the duty of not only representing the Democratic Party in this election, but more importantly, the opportunity to represent them in the House of Delegates.
Today, Delegate Mark Sickles, Delegate Mark Keam, Delegate Paul Krizek, Senator George Barker, and Senator Adam Ebbin announced their endorsement of Kathy Tran for the 42nd District in the Virginia House of Delegates. These Democratic leaders, all of whom represent parts of Fairfax County, point to Tran as the best choice for Delegate to both win in November and then join them in Richmond to advance a positive, progressive vision for the future.
Our new favorite baby name is Elise Minh Khanh. It belongs to the daughter of Kathy Tran, who is running to unseat Republican Dave Albo in the House of Delegates. Tran explains that “Elise” refers to Ellis Island, where her husband’s Jewish ancestors arrived on these shores. “Minh Khanh” means “bright bell” and is a reference to the Liberty Bell. “Her name means to us, ‘Ring the bells of liberty and champion opportunity for all,’” Tran — the daughter of Vietnamese refugees — told The Huffington Post.
A child of Vietnamese-Jewish heritage named after Ellis Island and the Liberty Bell might be just about the most American thing we’ve ever heard of. Excuse us for a minute while we go wave the Stars and Stripes.
RICHMOND, Va. ― When Kathy Tran and her husband found out their fourth child was due on Inauguration Day, they were excited. Tran, the daughter of Vietnamese refugees and a workforce development specialist, assumed her preferred candidate, Democrat Hillary Clinton, would win.
“It was fantastic,” she recalled. “How apropos that our baby would be due on Inauguration Day!”
But after Donald Trump’s victory, the impending birth took on a different significance as the couple wondered whether a country of immigrants was turning its back on newcomers.