About Council Member Richard Nguyen
Richard was born in Saigon, Vietnam. He and his family immigrated to the US in 1975. An army brat, Richard matured under the discipline of a Commanding Officer. His father is a former Major with the Special Forces (Mike Force, Airborne) who fought side by side with American servicemen. He earned a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, a Master of Science in Oriental Medicine from Texas College of TCM in Austin, Texas. Richard briefly taught middle and high school in Hilliard, Ohio. He also was a health care worker in Columbus, Ohio. Richard was a Solid Waste Management Department employee with the City of Houston for more than 9 years. He wrote and illustrated “PING PONG,” a bilingual children story, designed and edited and “Hoa Long Nam Cu,” a collection of poetry in Vietnamese. His family includes wife and 2 children. He also cares for his elderly parents. Richard is also a graphic artist and a martial artist. How cool is that for a Public Servant?
Elected in November, 2013, Richard wants to keep our citizens safe and our city clean. Houston is already a first class city. Richard wants to make it even better. Houston should be the envy of the world. With the Super Bowl coming in 2017 and the world at our door, we need to showcase our hometown. As in the movie “Field of Dreams,” if we build it, they will come. Let’s invite the world to come, and give them plenty of reasons to keep coming.