Congressmember Judy Chu Assemblymember Ed Chau and Former Assemblymember Mike Eng Endorse Mike Fong for California State Assembly District 49

Congressmember Judy Chu, Assemblymember Ed Chau, and former Assemblymember Mike Eng Endorse Mike Fong for California State Assembly District 49

The trio of endorsements are from the last three Assemblymembers for the 49th Assembly District, representing 20 years of district leadership.

Alhambra, CA – Today, Los Angeles Community College District Trustee and longtime community leader Mike Fong announced three historic endorsements for his campaign: Congresswoman Judy Chu, Assemblymember Ed Chau, and former Assemblymember Mike Eng.Congresswoman Judy Chu represented the 49th district in the State Assembly from 2001-2006, and currently represents California’s 27th district in the United States House of Representatives, which encompasses 85% of the 49th assembly district.

Former Assemblymember Mike Eng represented the 49th assembly district from 2006-2012, and currently serves on the California Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.  Assemblymember Ed Chau has represented the 49th district since 2012, and previously served as a trustee of the Montebello Unified School District from 2000-2012. Mike Fong is running to succeed Assemblymember Ed Chau in the event that he does not seek re-election.

MIke Fong(R) with John Chiang. Photo by Keyang Pang

“Mike’s depth of experience is unrivaled, and his commitment to his constituents is unquestionable,” said Congressmember Judy Chu.  Each and every day, Mike is advocating for the people he serves. I know that Mike will be a passionate, effective, and progressive representative for the 49th district, and I’m proud to support his campaign.”

“Representing our communities is one of the great privileges of my life,” added Assemblymember Ed Chau. “Mike is qualified, capable, and prepared to advocate for the 49th Assembly District. Through his long record of service, Mike has demonstrated his commitment to public education, environmental protection, and public safety. Mike shares our values and has the experience to turn those values into results.”

“I have served side by side with Mike Fong in elective office and I know firsthand of his passion in fighting for working families,” former Assemblymember Mike Eng said. “The core of Mike Fong’s leadership is that his primary concern is always helping others, building stronger communities, and bringing people together around a common goal. Mike’s progressive values are rooted in the belief that he can and should work to help other people, and that belief will make him a great Assemblymember for the 49th district.”

“I am deeply honored and humbled by the endorsements of Congresswoman Judy Chu, Asssemblymember Ed Chau, and former Assemblymember Mike Eng,” said Mike Fong. “All three have been exemplary leaders for the 49th Assembly District and it would be my honor to follow in their footsteps.”

The 49th Assembly District includes the cities of Alhambra, Arcadia, Monterey Park, Rosemead, San Gabriel, San Marino, Temple City and portions of El Monte, Montebello, and South El Monte.

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 Director of Policy and Government Relations for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment.  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.

In the campaign for Assembly District 49, Fong is honored to have the support of federal, state, and local elected officials:

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.