Politics & Elections

D. Nguyen in 2nd for 72d AD seat

DIEDRE THU-HA NGUYEN is in second place in the 72nd State Assembly District race. The top two candidates will be on the ballot for the November general election (Shutterstock).

Garden Grove City Councilmember Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen has pulled ahead of incumbent Tyler Diep into second place in the race for the seat representing the 72nd Assembly District.

DIEDRE THU-HA NGUYEN (Nguyen campaign photo).

According to the Orange County Registrar of Voters, at the end of day on Friday, Democrat Nguyen was 778 votes ahead of Diep, a Republican. She is a first-term council member representing District 3. He was a member of the Westminster City Council before being elected to the Assembly seat in 2018.

The top two vote-getters, regardless of party, will contest the seat in November.

Former state senator Janet Nguyen, a Republican, led all candidates with about a third of the vote. Ballots remaining to be tallied countywide are 2,749.

Here are the totals, as of Friday evening.

  • Janet Nguyen 39,493 (33.89 percent).
  • Diedre Thu-Ha Nguyen 29,683 (25.47 percent).
  • Tyler Diep 28,905 (24.80 percent).
  • Bijan Mohseni 18,465 (15.84 percent).

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