Vietnam refugee and small businesswoman Thuy (Twee) Lowe will file papers on Monday, making second congressional run official.
By Jacob Engels
After months of urging from her family and friends, successful Lake County entrepreneur Thuy (pronounced Twee) Lowe will make another run for the Republican nomination in Florida’s 5th congressional district, currently held by Corrine Brown.
According to a source close to the 2014 candidate, Lowe, has been working on assembling a campaign team and formulating an aggressive fundraising plan…with much of that work occurring in the last few weeks after she got the “OK” from her husband and children to run for a second time.
Lowe, will hire a noted GOP operative to head up her campaign team and serve as her consultant.
Unlike for first campaign, Mrs. Lowe’s decision to get an early start this time around, and that she will not serve as both the candidate/campaign manager as she did in her first campaign.
While she ultimately lost to African-American Republican Glo Smith in 2014, Lowe’s life story is extremely compelling…and with a seasoned operative at the helm this go round, that life story, experience and passion will help her get through the primary.
Lowe has earned respect from activists and GOP voters for her grassroots campaign efforts and willingness to attend community meetings and events that are not normally commonplace for Republican candidates.
As one of the last families to be airlifted from a rooftop in Saigon in 1975, Lowe’s family escaped a brutal communist regime and came to America hoping to give their children a better life. After entering America, her family established residence in Winter Park, receiving assistance from a local church. Her father would go on to start his own small business.
Lowe, a graduate of UCF’s business program, would follow in her father’s footsteps and start her own non-emergency medical transportation company in 1990 with just $50. For over 10 years, the company provided airport shuttle services and transportation service to the disadvantaged citizens of Orange, Seminole, and Osceola County. She retired from her business to spend time with her children and to manage her growing real estate interests. She has been an advocate for quality education in Lake County and is now a board member of East Lake County Chamber of Commerce.
As an Asian American and someone who has experienced both a repressive communist regime and the freedoms we enjoy in America, Lowe would certainly be a formidable opponent for the ethically challenged Corrine Brown.
Lowe’s platform will reportedly focus on reducing the deficit, stopping the gross overreach into American’s lives from agencies like the NSA and Dept. of Education, addressing regulations and taxes that are crippling small businesses and fighting to improve veteran’s access to healthcare.
Jacob Engels, is the Founder of East Orlando Post & Seminole County Post. He is a seasoned political operative who has led numerous statewide political groups and has worked on several high-profile local, statewide, and national races. Jacob has been interviewed on national television & radio programs, with his work having been featured in the Orlando Sentinel, New York Times, Washington Post, Miami Herald and other publications nationwide. He can be reached at email@example.com