Stephanie Nguyen Becomes Sacramento Region’s First Ever AAPI Woman Legislator

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SACRAMENTO, CA – Today at the State Capitol, Stephanie Nguyen was sworn in as Assemblymember for California’s 10th District, making her the first ever Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) woman Legislator to represent the Sacramento region.

“I am beyond thankful and humbled to have been elected to serve as our region’s first AAPI woman Legislator,” said Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen. “I am ready to get to work for the people of Sacramento and Elk Grove and will be looking closely at the issues affecting my constituents and will build partnerships with my new colleagues to ensure a pathway for real change and lasting progress locally and statewide.”

Nguyen, a former Elk Grove City Councilmember, and longtime Executive Director of Asian Resources Inc. has dedicated her career to ensuring that underserved and low-income communities have adequate support to attain to self-sufficiency. In an era of diminished resources, Assemblymember Nguyen thrives on expanding the possibilities for community development by emphasizing creative ways to use existing resources more effectively.

In 2015, Nguyen was unanimously appointed to serve as the Councilmember for District 4 in the City of Elk Grove, making her the first AAPI woman City Councilmember in the city’s history.

Stephanie credits growing up in a low-income family household and her work serving the community for her drive to ensure that the less fortunate have the resources they need to achieve the American dream.

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Assemblymember Stephanie Nguyen represents the Cities of Sacramento and Elk Grove