AAPI Month Profiles: Day Ten

Hubert Vo

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.

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