In 2018, Joe Nguyen became one of the first two Vietnamese American legislators elected to the Washington State Legislature, winning the 34th LD State Senate seat with 58% of the vote. The 34th Legislative District encompasses West Seattle, White Center, Burien, and Vashon and Maury Islands. Outspent nearly 4:1, Joe’s campaign reached voters through grassroots organizing of immigrants and communities of color, door-to-door voter contact, and a targeted direct mail and digital advertising program.