Kent is a community-minded civic leader, father, husband, and first-generation Asian American who is running to serve on the San Diego City Council to represent District 6. He is running to advocate for equity and inclusion, housing attainability, and strategic infrastructure and public transit improvements.
Through the tireless efforts of BIPOC organizers, District 6 is now composed of over 40% Asian American and Pacific Islander (AAPI) community members and is considered the AAPI empowerment seat. As a son of immigrant parents who came to the United States from Vietnam and Burma, Kent’s life has been driven by a commitment to service and community.
With over 15 years of nonprofit leadership experience both professionally as well as a volunteer with multiple nonprofit organizations in San Diego, Kent is deeply rooted in the communities while having the experience and knowledge needed to successfully serve all residents of the district. Kent is a 15-year resident in the district where he currently lives with his wife Phuong, children Oliver (2) and Alynna (4), and their dog Lucky.