Five Vietnamese Americans Won Seats in the Oregon House on Nov. 8

When Clackamas County finished counting votes on Nov. 18, Hoa Nguyen, the Democratic nominee in House District 48 (parts of Southeast Portland, San...

November 21, 2022
4:40 AM

When Clackamas County finished counting votes on Nov. 18, Hoa Nguyen, the Democratic nominee in House District 48 (parts of Southeast Portland, Sandy and Damascus) could finally celebrate her victory over Republican John Masterman.Nguyen defeated Masterman by 2.8%, a difference of 657 votes. Her victory made it a clean sweep for the five Vietnamese Americans (all Democrats) seeking House seats on Nov. 8.As WW reported earlier this year, the election held out the promise that Oregon would have the nation's largest group of Vietnamese American lawmakers in the country.