OC city gets first Vietnamese-American mayor

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Updated: 11/08/2012 6:43 am

WESTMINSTER, Calif. (AP) — The city of Westminster, home to Orange County's Little Saigon neighborhood, has elected its first Vietnamese-American mayor.

The Los Angeles Times reports 39-year-old Tri Ta won more than 42 percent of the vote in a five-candidate race.

The six-year councilman says he's grateful for the opportunity to lead the largest Vietnamese district outside the South Asian country.

In the past, Vietnamese-Americans Chuyen Nguyen and Andy Quach mounted mayoral campaigns, but both failed.

Ta will take the oath of office Dec. 12, succeeding current mayor Margie Rice.

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Information from: Los Angeles Times, http://www.latimes.com

 

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