The Basics: Mr. Vo is the only Vietnamese-American to ever be elected to the Texas legislature. A Democratic representative, his District includes parts of west Houston. Born in South Vietnam, he moved to America to avoid the community government there. He endorsed a program in 2014 that would allow food stamp users a wider variety of places to eat by opening up their usage at some restaurants.
Why I Chose Them: It’s an achievement to be a minority and become an elected official in this country, but an almost miracle to become one in a state like Texas. That alone makes this man worthy of coverage. Representation is important and it always will be. Even when I may not agree with every aspect of a person’s politics I’m still always happy to see when inclusion is at work.