Mai Khanh Tran

Candidate for US Congress, California’s 39th District

  • A Vietnamese refugee who was one of the last children airlifted from Vietnam after the fall of Saigon, Mai Khanh was eventually reunited with her family and spent her summers as a farmworker to help her family make a living. After being accepted to Harvard, Mai Khanh worked as a janitor cleaning dorm bathrooms on campus and used Pell Grants to put herself through school.
  • Wanting to help the most vulnerable among us, Mai Khanh graduated Dartmouth-Brown Medical School and completed her residency in Pediatrics at UCLA before settling in Orange County where she has practiced as a pediatrician for over 25 years.
  • After traveling to Nevada to volunteer for the 2016 Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, one of the first patients she saw after the election was a little girl with a brain tumor who stood to lose her insurance coverage with the repeal of the ACA. Mai Khanh decided she couldn't stand by and decided to step up to run for Congress.

Mai Khanh's race

  • Mai Khanh is taking on a longtime incumbent in Congressman Ed Royce who has not faced a strong challenge in years while he has lost touch with the district.
  • Once a Republican stronghold, Orange County and the 39th district shifted to Democrats at the top of the ticket by a large margin in 2016 and this district is already shaping up to be one of the top Democratic targets in the country to take back the House in 2018.
  • Mai Khanh is off to a strong start, but she is going up against one of the most well-funded incumbents in Congress and Republicans are sure to spend millions of dollars against her, she needs your help today.