Oklahoma City, OK – Ward 5 resident and small businessman, Thuan “Toon” Nguyen, announced his candidacy to represent Ward 5 on the Oklahoma City Council.
“At 4 years old, I immigrated to Oklahoma City with my mother and one suitcase in pursuit of the American Dream. After decades of hard work, I achieved it by currently serving our city in multiple leadership roles and starting my own successful business–THN Insurance Solutions. This has given me firsthand opportunities to see where our ward has been the most disconnected from OKC and what needs the most improvement. Today, I am asking for your support so we can reconnect Ward 5 to all of OKC!” Nguyen said during his announcement.
As an advisor for the MAPS4 Citizens Advisory Committee and founder of the Asian District Cultural Association, Nguyen personally plays a part in economically and socially growing Oklahoma City. He is deeply committed to ensuring that Ward 5 is a stakeholder in Oklahoma City’s unprecedented economic and social development. Nguyen stated, “Despite strong growth with MAPS4, Ward 5’s streets and sidewalks are still in subpar condition and public transportation seems to be near non-existent in our ward. As your councilman, I pledge to bring EMBARK Bus RAPID Transit (BRT) to Ward 5 and create plans that ensure long term sustainability of our streets and sidewalks.”
With Nguyen’s experience as a successful business owner and advisor to our city, Nguyen’s deep understanding of business economics and our city’s infrastructure and operations will provide great and invaluable insight to the City Council’s improvement of Ward 5. “Serving on many boards within our community and operating my own business has given me vital experience needed to properly serve Ward 5. I have been very fortunate to work alongside experts from all walks of life, allowing me to bring new ideas to the City Council. As your councilman, I promise that reconnecting Ward 5 to all of Oklahoma City remains a priority in Oklahoma City’s Council.” If elected, Nguyen will make history by being the first Asian-American to hold a seat in Oklahoma City’s Council. “By being the first Asian-American councilman, I hope to encourage younger Asian-Americans to get out of their comfort zone and to be the difference our community needs.”
Tentatively, the primary election will be February 14, 2023. If no candidate receives 50% of the vote, a runoff election will be tentatively held on April 4, 2023.
To learn more about the campaign and how to get involved, visit thuanforokc.com