South Riding, VA | May 22nd, 2015: Republican Party of Virginia Chairman John Whitbeck announced today that the party has selected South Riding attorney Chuong Nguyen to be the Republican nominee for the 87th House District. Nguyen will replace Delegate David Ramadan, who is not seeking re-election after serving two terms in the House.
Nguyen was born in Saigon, South Vietnam, and immigrated to the United States as a young boy. His family escaped communist Vietnam after his father was imprisoned in a rehabilitation camp. Nguyen is a graduate of Harvard University and the University of Richmond T.C. Williams School of Law.
Upon graduating from Harvard, Nguyen taught at the Woodberry Forest School in Orange, VA. He then attended law school and worked as a law clerk to the Honorable Chief Justice Harry Carrico at the Supreme Court of Virginia, and as an Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney in the Loudoun County Commonwealth Attorney's Office. He is currently in private practice.
Nguyen is married to Dr. Trang Vo-Nguyen, founder and Medical Director of The Virginia Institute for Surgical Arts in South Riding.
"I am honored to be selected as the Republican nominee for the 87th House District," said Nguyen. "As a Delegate, I will work to continue to provide the outstanding constituent service that residents are used to receiving from Delegate Ramadan, and I will be focused on the issues that matter most to the residents of eastern Loudoun and western Prince William like transportation, education, and economic growth."
"Chuong Nguyen is an ideal candidate for the 87th District," said RPV Chairman John Whitbeck. "Like Delegate Ramadan, his story and experience will resonate with the diverse voters in eastern Loudoun, and he understands the challenges of being a first generation immigrant. He will be a great addition to our strong slate of Republican candidates and to the House Republican Caucus."
"Representing the 87th District in Mr. Jefferson's Capitol has been the greatest honor of my life," said Delegate David Ramadan. "I'm very pleased to support Chuong Nguyen for the seat that I have occupied for the past four years. Like me, he is a first generation immigrant who is living the American Dream. From his outstanding education to his real world experience, Chuong is well qualified to represent us in the House of Delegates, and I'm confident that he will fight hard for our area and continue the strong relationships with other local officials and the community."
Nguyen will appear on the November 3, 2015 ballot. For more information, visit