Alhambra, CA – Preliminary election results from the Los Angeles County Registrar of Voters show Mike Fong with an overwhelming lead in the special election for California State Assembly District 49. With more than 30,000 ballots already counted, Mike Fong leads with 70.29% of the vote.
Mike Fong released the following statement regarding the results:
“Thank you to the voters of Assembly District 49 for your confidence and trust. I am deeply humbled and grateful to have the opportunity to serve our San Gabriel Valley communities in the State Assembly, and to follow in the footsteps of the incredible public servants who have come before me, including Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblymember Mike Eng, and Assemblymember Ed Chau. The San Gabriel Valley is filled with talent, hope, hard work, untapped opportunity, and dreams for the future. I ran for State Assembly because I want to help our communities by solving problems, both big and small. From constituents who need help with state services, to challenges like rising homelessness, climate change, and keeping our neighborhoods and communities safe, I promise to work every day to deliver results for the San Gabriel Valley, and to be a relentless advocate for every person who lives here.”
ABOUT MIKE FONG
As an elected trustee on the board of America’s largest community college district, Mike Fong works to increase student access to higher education, expand workforce training, and improve the quality of educational opportunities available at Los Angeles’s nine Community Colleges including East Los Angeles College in the City of Monterey Park. Professionally, Fong serves as Senior Management Analyst for the Los Angeles Housing Department. He previously served as the East Area Director for Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.
Fong serves as a Commissioner for the City of Alhambra Transportation Commission. In addition, Fong also serves on the board of Goodwill Southern California and on the advisory board for LA’s BEST After School Enrichment Program. His long record of community service also includes having served as chair of the PBS Southern California Asian Pacific Islander Community Council, a member of the White Memorial Medical Center Community Leadership Council, and chair of the California Democratic Party Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, and as president of the Asian Pacific Alumni of UCLA.
A lifelong L.A. County resident, Fong holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Public Administration from California State University at Northridge.