Bee Nguyen is a supporter of welcoming refugees and immigrants and building a robust refugee resettlement program. She is the daughter of Vietnamese refugees and a passionate advocate for marginalized groups, especially refugee families. Nguyen is one of five daughters, born to a resourceful mother and a father who worked as an orderly at a mental institution. She is a lifelong Democrat who grew up in Augusta, graduated from a Georgia public high school, and attended George State University. Bee made history when she was the first Asian American woman elected to the Georgia State Assembly in House District 89, the seat formerly held by Stacey Abrams. She has spent her career as a leading advocate for voting rights, public education, and criminal justice reform. Bee believes in the power of everyday Georgians and knows firsthand the importance of a free and fair democracy—and that’s why she’s running to be Georgia’s next Secretary of State.