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U.S. House of RepresentativesCandidate for District 39

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Mai Khanh Tran

7,430 votes (5.3%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Reform healthcare to expand access, cut costs, and improve quality
  • Improve and protect our public education system while easing the burden of student debt
  • Pass common sense gun violence prevention legislation



Pediatrician, Edinger Medical Group/Research Group (1995–current)
Financial Analyst – Healthcare Finance, Kidder, Peabody & CO. (1987–1988)


Dartmouth-Brown Doctorate, Medicine (1992)
Harvard University B.A., Psychology and Human Relations (1987)

Community Activities

Medical Director, Friends of the Lepers in Vietnam/Damien the Leper Society (1995–current)
Chair, 72nd Area Wide Democratic Alliance (2016–current)
Vice-Chair, Vietnamese American Democratic Club (2016–current)
Co-Chair of Vietnamese Outreach and Media, AAPI Victory Fund (2016–2016)
Medical Director, Social Assistance Program for Vietnam (1995–2015)


Dr. Mai Khanh Tran was just nine years old when she escaped Vietnam as part of the Orphan Airlift. To this day still remembers when a US Marine carried her off an airplane to her new home in America and changed her life forever.



During her teen years, when she wasn't busy studying in the classroom, Dr. Tran was out in the field, picking berries and getting her hands dirty in order to provide for her family. She worked her way through Harvard, cleaning bathroom and dormitories until, finally, her perseverance paid off when she was able to attend medical school at Dartmouth-Brown.



As a pediatrician, she has cared for thousands of local children and their families. She eventually ventured beyond her research and medical duties to take an active role in managing her practice, as well. In recognition of her tireless work, she was elevated to partner of her medical group, and has since led this small business on to great things. It's widely hailed as one of the foremost medical organizations in the state, voted Best Small Workplace in Orange County in 2015 and Best Medical Group in Orange County in 2017. 


Of course, Dr. Tran is much more than the sum of her professional credentials. Outside her career, she's also a proud wife, mother, and two-time cancer survivor.


As a doctor, patient, and former healthcare financial analyst, Dr. Tran is uniquely qualified to assess the strengths and failures of our medical system from all angles. And as a committed family woman, she knows understands today's American families need from their government.

A good doctor listens to her patients. In Congress, Dr. Tran will bring that same ear to her constituents, and prioritize their well-being over all else.

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $1,546,271

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Mai Khanh Tran
Employees of Costco Wholesale
Employees of Century Medical Group
Employees of Edinger Medical Group
Employees of Northrop Grumman

More information about contributions

By State:

California 88.75%
District of Columbia 2.43%
New York 1.56%
Massachusetts 1.34%
Other 5.91%

By Size:

Large contributions (89.73%)
Small contributions (10.27%)

By Type:

From organizations (2.44%)
From individuals (97.56%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the Federal Election Commission.

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