Sacramento, CA – Today, Mike Fong was sworn in as the Assemblymember for the 49th Assembly District. The newly elected Assemblymember will be representing Alhambra, Arcadia, El Monte, Monterey Park, Rosemead, Temple City, San Marino, San Gabriel, and parts of Montebello and South El Monte.
“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,” expressed Assemblymember Fong. “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.”
Prior to his election to the State Assembly, Mike Fong served as an elected trustee of the Los Angeles Community College District, working to increase student access to higher education, expand workforce training, and improve the quality of educational opportunities available at Los Angeles' nine Community Colleges including East Los Angeles College in the City of Monterey Park.
Mike’s 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.
Fong earned a Bachelor of Science in Psychobiology from the University of California, Los Angeles, and a Master of Public Administration from California State University, Northridge. He has lived in Los Angeles County his entire life. Mike has dedicated his career to public service, fighting for progressive policies that benefit the people he represents.