Hung Nguyen is running because he wants improve the quality of life for Virginians. Nguyen believes that our children deserve equal access to Pre-K education and the best K-12 education, which in turn would help build Northern Virginia’s future workforce. Nguyen also wants to make sure that our roads get completed in a timely fashion because shorter construction timelines result in less hours lost in traffic.
Nguyen lives with his wife Jung and three year old son Thomas in Fairfax, VA. Hung’s family immigrated to the United States from Viet Nam as political refugees in 1975, when he was three.
Nguyen obtained a BA in Psychology/Philosophy from St. John's College Seminary, study Theology at St. John's Seminary, and he is currently completing his MBA at Western Governor’s University.
Nguyen is a small business owner and certified Project Management Professional (PMP). Nguyen operates an information technology consulting business HN Consulting, where he provides IT and Program Management support to the Federal Government, and helps small businesses connect with one another to become more competitive.
Nguyen has served as a board member of several non-profits and was the CEO of the National Congress of Vietnamese Americans. He is also a member of the Order of St. Lazarus, a philanthropy-based organization that builds centers to provide medical services and to educate young children in impoverished areas. Hung’s political appointments include the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission (2004), The Virginia Asian Advisory Board (2005), and the Governor’s Commission for National and Community Service (2006).
Nguyen has served on the board of several 501(c)3 nonprofit organizations, including:
America's Service Commissions (American Association of State Service Commissions)
Conference on Asian Pacific American Leadership (CAPAL) 
National Alliance of Vietnamese Service Agenices (NAVASA)
National Congress of Vietnamese Americans (NCVA)
International Leadership Foundation (ILF)
Virginia Service Foundation
Nguyen has campaigned for state and local elected officials in California, Massachusetts, Texas, and Virginia. In 2012, he was elected a Delegate to the DNC Convention in Charlotte, NC. In 2008, he served as a member of the Steering Committee on the Obama AAPI National Leadership Council.
In recognition of Hung’s service to the community, he received Fairfax County's Barbara Varon Volunteer Service Award in 2008.
Source: Nguyen (10/28/2013)
I’m running to pursue public service and fight for Virginia families. I have lived the American dream, and I want to ensure that opportunity exists for all. As a small business owner, I understand what it takes to make ends meet to support our diverse families, neighbors and the surrounding community. I am the son of immigrants, so I understand the sacrifices to support our working families – wives, husbands, children, parents, the elderly, loved ones. When elected, I will make sure our public funds go towards reducing traffic, investing in public education and helping small businesses create more jobs and hire people through public-private partnerships. I will also be the first Vietnamese American to serve in the state legislature on the entire East Coast. I am humbled at the prospect of serving in America’s oldest continuously serving legislature, particularly given that in the country where I was born, Democracy has not been won and human rights are in jeopardy.
Nguyen supports diversifying Northern Virginia's economic environment to increase tourism, biotechnology, and knowledge management (informatics) because it’s important for entrepreneurs and businesses to have real growth opportunities that create jobs. Nguyen also believes that our children deserve equal access to Pre-K education and the best K-12 education, the foundation of Northern Virginia’s future workforce. As a legislator, he will invest in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math (STEM) programs to spur greater interest by K-12 students in the STEM professions and ensure we have a qualified workforce that meets Northern Virginia's diversified economic needs. When it comes to transportation policy, Nguyen supports reforms that would help get our roads completed in a timely fashion because shorter construction timelines result in less hours lost in traffic.
Nguyen's commitment to public service stems from his extensive experience in the non-profit sector and his work on numerous appointed positions, including the Fairfax County Consumer Protection Commission, the Virginia Asian Advisory Board, the Governor’s Commission for National and Community Service, and America's Service Commission.
Nguyen has focused on small business expansion for the region by garnering public-private partnership opportunities for other small business owners like himself, including veteran, women and minority small business owners. Small contractors must have fair share of the opportunities. Virginia's need more jobs because it is a technology hub – especially in Chantilly – government contractors work hard to help expand the economy by providing diverse Virginians with the resources they need by partnering with the federal government in areas such as defense. The technology sector is an important economic driver for Northern VA. The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT) is not quite innovative. There is no buzz coming from it. IT professionals are not talking about the latest trends. The region is the home of the Internet, there is an increase in the number of data centers; however, there is no buzz nor marketing to generate excitement and enthusiasm. Nguyen wants to focusing on better marketing the region's strengths and areas of expertise. There needs to be greater focus on diversifying Virginia's economy, creating a hospitable environment for entrepreneurs to bring to market new products, and bringing economic growth to the area via the economic marketing the Federal and State Governments have invested in trade opportunities.
Nguyen's plans on strengthening the area's schools stems from his experience of receiving an education in public schools. He supports strong public schools, and also accessible and affordable higher education for all students. Nguyen has three goals set for education:
? Restore education funding back to at least 2009 levels.
? Ensure more have access to top-tier STEM education by developing more excellent magnet schools like Thomas Jefferson. Work at creating additional schools that integrate special programs that includes special academies, such as the Chantilly High School with the Thomas Jefferson Academy. Such programs include investments in helping students achieve in STEM (Science, Technology, Education, and Mathematics) subjects.
? Create a universal Pre-K programs for all students to achieve the basic foundation and knowledge that would help them succeed throughout their K-12 schooling.
Nguyen believes everyone should have affordable health care. From a small business owner perspective, Nguyen supports providing health care to employees. When employees are healthy, employers can keep quality workers and won’t have turnover. Workers can increase productivity without having to worry about who will pay for medical bills.