Bee Nguyen (pronounced WIN) is one of five daughters, born to a resourceful mother and a father working as an orderly at a mental institution. He made minimum wage — $3.35 an hour in 1981. At night, he studied in their basement apartment and used a cardboard box as his desk. He believed education was the only way to escape poverty.
She grew up in Augusta, Georgia and graduated from a Georgia public high school. After she moved to Atlanta to attend Georgia State University, she started a local nonprofit to educate and empower young women. She spent a decade in Georgia public high schools, where she learned how to organize with her community and demand change for her students.
Bee made history when she was elected as the first Asian American Democratic woman to the Georgia General Assembly in House District 89, the seat formerly held by Stacey Abrams. At the Georgia State Capitol, Bee is a leading advocate for voting rights, public education, and criminal justice reform.
Bee successfully overturned the “exact match” voter registration law and restored the right to vote for the 53,000 Georgians impacted by the policy.
Watch Bee defend the accuracy of Georgia’s election by inserting Big Truths into Trump’s “big lie” about the Georgia election. Her fact checking revealed the Trump campaign’s flimsy and false accusations, and truth came to light.
Bee knows firsthand the importance of a free and fair democracy — and that’s why she’s running to be your next Secretary of State.