Andy Bao Nguyen
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Andy Nguyen has been working for our community for the past 22 years; as a sergeant overseeing the school resource team, acting staff sergeant and detective with the child abuse unit, and as a teacher at Forest Lawn High School, specializing in the integration of immigrant students.
Andy holds two degrees, specializing in Sociology and Criminology from the University of Calgary. Married for 21 years to his wife Loanne, a Calgary teacher, together they have two children, Nam and Angelica. Andy is a proven advocate for families and children; he currently sits on the Education Committee of the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre, and is a mentor and volunteer for various schools and ethnic organizations.
Why I’m running
I believe in the vision of our Leader, Jim Prentice and am proud to be part of the PC team. I will work to address your concerns and advocate for your priorities in: Education; Community Safety & Crime Prevention; Seniors Housing and Supports; Children and Families; and Supporting our Diverse Communities.
I am committed to reducing government spending, by making government more efficient. I’m a strong supporter of “wrap-around” services, like those being offered at the Sheldon Kennedy Child Advocacy Centre. This centre is an excellent example of how government, business, and local agencies can work together to provide better outcomes for children and their families while reducing the overlap of services, saving taxpayer dollars.
I am passionate about making government work at a local level to connect our communities with education, employment, health, and social services. I want to engage communities and all levels of government, as well as the business community to work together to build successful solutions to our community's needs.