Tuesday night Chris Phan walked into the Garden Grove City Council Chambers a single male private citizen, and came out of it a councilman and engaged to be married.
The political newbie was elected with 18.2% of the vote, ahead of an incumbent by almost 3000 votes. He was sworn in yesterday in a ceremony attended by at least a hundred Viet voters, happy to see a new face on the council.
After taking the oath of office, Phan sprung a surpise. He walked over to his girlfriend Cindy Pham in the audience, went down on one knee, produced a ring and asked her to marry him.
The crowd erupted in thunderous applause, and Pham, a doctor of physical therapy, said yes.
“I decided it last Thursday,” Chris Phan told the Bolsavik afterwards. Read more here.