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Press release from Hoan Dang after kickoff campaign

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Dear Friends, Family and Neighbors, I would like to take this opportunity to thank the more than 120 friends, family and supporters who came out to join me for my Campaign Kickoff this past Sunday March 21st. I want to especially thank those who spoke at the event as well as all of the Event Hosts (please see the list below). Your presence and encouragement meant a great deal to me, and I felt extremely honored and grateful to have you there with me, as I officially declared by candidacy to represent District 19 in the Maryland House of Delegates. I also want to thank all of those who sent me messages of support and donations, even though you couldn’t attend. Attached is a copy of the post event press release and pictures for your perusal. I look forward to your continued support and hope to see you at our BUSINESS AND NETWORKING SOCIAL EVENT scheduled for Saturday April 24th @ 7-9pm in Fairfax, VA. Save The Date! Best regards, -Hoan ===========================================================================

March 21, 2010

Mistress of Ceremonies:

Ms. Ginny Gong, Immediate Past National President of Organization of Chinese Americans

Special Remarks By:

Mr. Anis Ahmed, Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Dr. Bob Anastasi, Retired School Principal Dr. Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, Higher Education Consultant and Former Community College Chancellor Mr. Wilbur Friedman, Retired Federal Worker Mr. Maury Hodak, Treasurer for Friends of Hoan Dang Ms. Amie Jallah, Metropolitan Community Development Corporation Ms. Carmen Larsen, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce Dr. Michael Lin, Former National President of Organization of Chinese Americans Mr. Ray Moreno, IMPACT Silver Spring Ms. Genie Nguyen, Chair of Voice of Vietnamese Americans Ms. Jane Nishida, Former Maryland Secretary of the Environment and current Chair of Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs Ms. Tuyet Tran, School Counselor Dr. Sovan Tun, President of Cambodian Buddhist Society Ms. Beth Wong, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce Please Note:  Organization affiliations are listed for identification purposes only and do not imply an endorsement from the organization.

Event Hosts:


Tufail Ahmad, Montgomery County Muslim Community ● Anis Ahmed, Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs ●Bob Anastasi, Retired School Principal ●  Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, Higher Education Consultant and Former Community College Chancellor ● John Cabrera, President of Philippine American Chamber of Commerce ● Elizabeth Chung ● George Dang, Asian Pacific American Chamber of Commerce ● Reggie Felton, George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy ● Ginny Gong, Immediate Past National President of Organization of Chinese Americans ● Maury Hodak, Treasurer for Friends of Hoan Dang ● Song Hutchins,Founding Chair of Asian Real Estate Association of America-DC Metro Chapter ● Amie Jallah, Metropolitan Community Development Corporation ● David and JoAnn Krecke ● Minh Le ● Michael Lin, Former National President of Organization of Chinese Americans ● Genie Nguyen, Chair of Voice of Vietnamese Americans ● Jane Nishida, Chair of Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs and Former Maryland Secretary of the Environment ● Fred Quan ● Thanit Thangpijaigul, Wat Thai Washington DC ●Tuyet Tran, School Counselor ● Craig Uchida, Justice & Security Strategies, Inc.

Printed In-House. Authority: Friends of Hoan Dang, Maury Hodak, Treasurer.Â

Printed In-House. Authority: Friends of Hoan Dang, Maury Hodak, Treasurer www.HoanDang.com FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 23, 2010 From: Friends of Hoan Dang Contact: Ira Ungar, 240-516-8109, FriendsOfHoanDang@gmail.com (photos available upon request) Silver Spring, MD – On March 21, 2010, before more than 120 supporters at Glenallan Elementary School, community activist Hoan Dang kicked off his campaign as a candidate to represent District 19 in the Maryland House of Delegates. His supporters reflected the ethnic and economic diversity of his district, and spoke of Mr. Dang’s 25 years of community service, civic engagement and leadership. Individuals from community and business organizations, who spoke of Hoan’s dependability, persistence, and commitment to the community over the years, included: Mr. Anis Ahmed, Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Dr. Bob Anastasi, Retired School Principal, Dr. Ruth Burgos-Sasscer, Higher Education Consultant and Former Community College Chancellor, Mr. Wilbur Friedman, Retired Federal Worker, Mr. Maury Hodak, Treasurer for Friends of Hoan Dang, Ms. Amie Jallah, Metropolitan Community Development Corporation, Ms. Carmen Larsen, Hispanic Chamber of Commerce, Dr. Michael Lin, Former National President of Organization of Chinese Americans, Mr. Ray Moreno, IMPACT Silver Spring, Ms. Genie Nguyen, Chair of Voice of Vietnamese Americans, Ms. Jane Nishida, Former Maryland Secretary of the Environment and current Chair of Governor’s Commission on Asian Pacific American Affairs, Ms. Tuyet Tran, School Counselor, Dr. Sovan Tun, President of Cambodian Buddhist Society, and Ms. Beth Wong, Philippine American Chamber of Commerce. The Mistress of Ceremonies was Ms. Ginny Gong, Immediate Past President of Organization of Chinese Americans. (Please Note: Organization affiliations are listed for identification purposes only and do not imply an endorsement from the organization.) Mr. George Leventhal, Member of the Montgomery County Council, and Dr. Judy Docca, Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, were also present and gave supporting comments. Also in attendance was Mr. Timothy Hwang, Student Member of the Montgomery County Board of Education, and Mr. Dang’s 93-year old grandfather who led his 19-member extended family to Annapolis, MD 35 years earlier, after they had fled Vietnam two days before Saigon fell. A graduate of Walt Whitman High School, Mr. Dang received his Bachelor of Engineering degree from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from the University of Maryland. He worked as an engineer for NOAA/National Weather Service, and as a senior financial analyst and corporate auditor for a Fortune 100 company in Maryland. He is the Immediate Past President of the Maryland Vietnamese Mutual Association, Co-Founder and Immediate Past Chair of the Asian American Health Initiative, former Vice President of IMPACT Silver Spring, former Scoutmaster of Boy Scouts of America Troop 1794, and Board Member of the George B. Thomas, Sr. Learning Academy. Mr. Dang shared stories and ideas of what was meaningful to him and how he had arrived to his candidacy, including bringing District 19 constituents to Annapolis to successfully testify on bills relevant to their lives, and create their own trade association. Mr. Dang spoke about making government more accessible and efficient. His proposals included incentivizing agencies to be more cost-effective, and opening the legislative process in Annapolis, through internet videoconferencing and other means, which would enable and empower citizens from all over Maryland to present live testimony before the legislature without having to travel to Annapolis. Mr. Dang pledged to make Maryland a top jobs destination, which would also expand the government’s revenue base. He proposed providing tax incentives, expanding social and educational support services, developing an educated and healthy workforce, and reducing traffic congestion and commuter time. Mr. Dang committed to preparing today’s youths with technical training for vocational careers and up-to-date education for future careers in hi-tech, biotech, healthcare and green industries. Mr. Dang spoke about capturing funds from President Obama’s stimulus package for District 19 and Montgomery County, and making our economy “future-ready” with green industries, smarter energy-efficient buildings, and other environmentally friendly industries. Mr. Dang said we would include seniors in educational and health initiatives, and in the delivery and enjoyment of a wide array of county services, including for those who have limited English proficiency. Other proposals include maintaining and improving Montgomery County’s high quality of life through an expansion of early childhood education and senior services. Mr. Dang called out for ordinary citizens and leaders in every community to join him in his campaign to make Maryland a better place for all to live, work and prosper. His education, professional experience, and dedication to the community make him an ideal candidate to represent District 19 in the Maryland House of Delegates. (Note: District 19 includes parts of Silver Spring, Wheaton, Aspen Hill, Leisure World, Olney, Laytonsville, and unincorporated areas of Rockville and Gaithersburg.)

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