On April 30, 1975, the last helicopter to leave the roof of a diplomatic compound in Saigon, Vietnam lifted off. As these last few people so desperate to escape the coming holocaust huddled with their families, the relentless Communist army bore down on the city’s people. Among the refugees was the family of Thuy Lowe.

Thuy knew only two English words when she landed in America, “yes” and “OK”, but committed herself to learning English and becoming an American.  Her family began building their new lives in America with a temporary assistance from a church in Winter Park and temporary support from the welfare system. After a few years of hard work and perseverance, her father became a business owner.

Like many immigrants, Thuy has an intense love of America and the way of life that many take for granted. In spite of some gains in economic reform, Vietnam still displays government suppression, little political freedom, and even less respect for civil liberties or human rights. Thuy feels very fortunate to live in America where citizens have rights, and people have opportunities to be self-reliant in this free-enterprise system.

To that end, Thuy is running for U.S. Congress district 5. She hopes to unseat Congresswoman Corrine Brown. Thuy wants to pursue political and economic policies that will empower the people of this district to embrace economic freedom. Her constituents deserve the benefits of a prosperous, expanding economy that provides everyone, regardless of origin, nationality, color or creed with the opportunity for a job, or better yet, the opportunity to create a business that they can pass on to their children.

Thuy grew up in Orlando and graduated from UCF with a Bachelors of Science in Business Marketing.  She started a non-emergency medical transportation company with about $50 dollars. The company was awarded with contracts to provide transportation services to the needs of area residents. The company grew to 10 vehicles and about 15 employees.

When her children were born, she closed her business of 10 years and put her professional career on hold to be a fulltime mom. She became very involved in her children’s education and the public education system.  In fact, she was the volunteer of the year at her children’s middle school for four consecutive years.

She is a 3rd degree black belt in Tae Kwon Do and a member of the Rotary Club of Lake County Golden Triangle.

Thuy is living the American dream and wants to do everything that she can to extend the opportunities to the residents of the Fifth Congressional District.

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