Retired Judge Tue Phan-Quang announces run for the 11th Congressional District
Following Congressman George Miller’s announcement on January 13, that he will retire and not seek re-election, retired Judge Tue Phan-Quang announced his candidacy for California’s 11th Congressional District. The district covers a large portion of Contra Costa County including the northern and western portions of Antioch.
Judge Tue is married with four sons and eight grandchildren. He and his wife have been residents of Danville, since 1995. Judge Tue immigrated to the United States after the fall of Saigon in April, 1975. A trained attorney in Vietnam, he completed his law studies at Drake University Law School in Des Moines, Iowa. He was a Hearing Officer with the Iowa Department of Job Service for four years. He was appointed Assistant Attorney General with the Iowa Department of Justice in 1987.
Judge Tue moved his family to California in 1988. He was a trial attorney with the Immigration & Naturalization Service, District Counsel Office in San Francisco from 1988-1993. From 1993-1995 he was an Administrative Law Judge with the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board in Sacramento. He was then appointed Immigration Judge In March 1995 in San Francisco where he served until his retirement in December 2012, to run for Congress.
Tue is a Republican. The only other candidate in the race, currently is State Senator Mark DeSaulnier, a Democrat.
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