Kathy Tran

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Kathy Tran
Member of the Virginia House of Delegates
from the 42nd district
Assumed office
January 10, 2018
Preceded by Dave Albo
Personal details
Born 1978 (age 39–40)
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Matthew Reisman
Children 4
Residence West Springfield, Virginia
Alma mater Duke University (BA)
University of Michigan (MSW)

Kathy Tran (born 1978) shares the distinction with Kelly Fowler of being the first Asian-American women to be elected to the U.S. state of Virginia's House of Delegates in November 2017.[1] She is the first Vietnamese American elected official on any level in the Commonwealth and is a Duke University graduate with a Masters in Social Work degree from the University of Michigan.[2]

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  1. ^ Park, Madison (November 8, 2017). "Election night brings historic wins for minority and LGBT candidates". CNN. Retrieved November 9, 2017.
  2. ^ Ilustre, Jennie L. (29 August 2017). "Virginia Candidate Kathy Tran and Her Passion for Public Service". Asian Fortune website Retrieved 12 November 2017.