Thursday, February 9, 2012

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GOP Assembly Candidate Dr. Long Pham Named Prominent Community Leader for Helping Others


(Newport Beach, CA)-GOP Assembly candidate and prominent nuclear engineer Dr. Long Pham has a well-known reputation of giving back to his community. In 1993, Long was honored by California State University of Fullerton, then again in 2008 by the County of Orange, for his volunteer work throughout the community; including volunteering his time at various inner-city schools teaching math and science to disadvantaged kids.

“I have been tremendously blessed to be a part of this community,” said Dr. Pham. “I firmly believe as a conservative in doing all I can to strengthen communities and families at the local level. It’s only natural that I give back when this country has given so much to me and my family.”

Dr. Pham’s persistent drive as a leader in his local community is highlighted by his consistent work for the future of Orange County’s Vietnamese community. In 1995, he joined with Van Tran to form the Vietnamese American Voters Coalition; an organization dedicated to educating and engaging Vietnamese Americans in the political process. In addition, as a founder of the Vietnamese Affinity Group at Southern California Edison, Dr. Pham recently helped raise $50,000 to purchase 900 new wheelchairs for the disabled.

Coming to America shortly after the Vietnam War, Long Pham worked his way through Penn State University earning an engineering degree. He then moved his family to Southern California where he joined the Bechtel Corporation as part of their nuclear power plant design team. After working with Rockwell International on the Space Shuttle project, Long Pham joined Southern California Edison (SCE) as a nuclear engineer.

In 1996, Dr. Pham was appointed by then Governor Pete Wilson to the Regulatory Reform Roundtable Task Force. The group’s efforts resulted in repeal of 3,900 outdated regulations and simplification of over 1,700 more, as documented in Executive Order W-144-97.

Long and Mary Pham have been married for 36 years and have four grown children, including his son who joined the U.S. Air Force in 2006 and a daughter who joined the Navy in 2011. They make their home in Fountain Valley.


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