Cindy H. Truong was elected the District 7 Judge for Oklahoma County, Oklahoma, in November 2010. The term ends in 2014.
Judge Cindy Truong, just 35 years old, defeated her opponent and former colleague Mr. Pat Crawley, 67, with 95,777 votes or 56.57 percent to Crawley’s 73.519 or 43.33 percent of the ballot. Truong and Crawly were both Assistants District Attorneys for Oklahoma County.
The Vietnamese-born Truong was the subject of some racially based campaign rhetoric. Her opponent, Crawley, is part Native American.
At Age 35, Truong is currently the youngest judge on the Bench in Oklahoma County. In addition, she is the only Asian Judge ever to serve on the judicial bench in Oklahoma.
Truong received her Bachelor of Science in Economics, from Oklahoma State University in only three years. She received her Juris Doctorate from Oklahoma City University School of Law.
Truong was the first Vietnamese-American prosecutor in the state of Oklahoma. She worked as a state prosecutor for 10 years, taking more than 50 jury trials to verdict, ranging from death penalty cases to rape, robbery, and drug trafficking.
Truong has a husband and one son Ryan.