Today is a sad day for our community because we learned that one of our former elected officials has been charged with breaking election laws by trying to deliberately mislead voters in the Vietnamese community for political gain.

It is not only shameful for anyone to take advantage of people’s tragedy and struggle for freedom in order to advance a political agenda, but particlarly disgraceful for an elected official to do so.

Our country and our democracy fundamentally stand for honesty and integrity. If we are to build and sustain healthy and vibrant communities, we must never allow these kinds of actions to occur.

Teresa sig

Please see this story in the Mercury News for more information regarding this matter.