>After leaving Vietnam, Tran
finds home in Iowa, politics
May 20, 2006Ted Tran, a district representative for U.S. Rep.
, 33, became an American citizen 11 years later, in 1992."It was like a brand-new day, a new chapter in my life," he
said.He graduated from Central College in Pella in 1994, majoring in political science.
During college, he
interned for U.S Rep.
said the internship helped prepare him as a staff member for Boswell.
attends and speaks at events, such as immigration and naturalization ceremonies, when Boswell is unavailable.
also does case work, dealing with veterans' affairs, military issues and immigration, among other topics.Tran
is involved in two volunteer programs, one as a member of the Iowa Asian Alliance
and another as vice president of the Vietnamese Association of Iowa
As part of these organizations, Tran
educates the Asian community and anyone who wants to know more about voter registration, Iowa's caucuses, elections and the political process.Tran
is married to Therese Tran.