• Mike Fong

    Reelect Assemblymember Mike Fong to keep AD-49 moving in the right direction.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 49th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 18% are Republican and 46% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 28% Latino, 53% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-49 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 36 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    In November 2021, Governor Newsom appointed Assemblymember Ed Chau to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, leaving AD-49 with a vacant Assembly seat. A special election was called in February to fill this seat for the remainder of the term, and Democrat Mike Fong defeated Republican Burton Brink by 34 points. These two candidates are each running for the seat again in the June 7 primary election for the 2022–2024 term. Assm. Fong’s campaign has raised $476,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel or real estate money. Assm. Fong has taken donations from the California Correction Police Officers Association. Brink’s campaign has raised $1,000 through individual donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Mike Fong, a civil servant, is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, he is running for reelection to leverage his local leadership and education knowledge to support further progress on policies that improve housing, environmental protection, and economic growth. Fong has served as an elected member of the Los Angeles County Community College District (LACCCD) Board of Trustees since 2015. He ran for Assembly in the 51st District during a 2017 special election, and again in the 2018 primary. Fong did not qualify to appear on the general ballot in either race.

    Prior to his election, Assm. Fong served as director of policy and government relations for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which he did to support local integration of public services. Before holding this role, Fong served as the East Area director for Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa. Along with his service to the LACCCD board, he also served as commissioner of the Alhambra Transportation Commission, and as an advisory board member for LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program. Throughout his career, Fong has shown a commitment to supporting education initiatives and programs that allow young people to transition from the classroom, through workforce-development opportunities, into meaningful careers in their communities.

    Assm. Mike Fong has the endorsement of many labor organizations. He has also received endorsements from a variety of elected officials, including Congressmember Judy Chu, State Controller Betty Yee, Attorney General Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Alex Lee, and Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis. Based on our analysis, Fong’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a liberal leader for the constituents of AD-49 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

    Mike Fong

    Reelect Assemblymember Mike Fong to keep AD-49 moving in the right direction.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 49th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 18% are Republican and 46% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 28% Latino, 53% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-49 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 36 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    In November 2021, Governor Newsom appointed Assemblymember Ed Chau to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, leaving AD-49 with a vacant Assembly seat. A special election was called in February to fill this seat for the remainder of the term, and Democrat Mike Fong defeated Republican Burton Brink by 34 points. These two candidates are each running for the seat again in the June 7 primary election for the 2022–2024 term. Assm. Fong’s campaign has raised $476,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel or real estate money. Assm. Fong has taken donations from the California Correction Police Officers Association. Brink’s campaign has raised $1,000 through individual donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Mike Fong, a civil servant, is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, he is running for reelection to leverage his local leadership and education knowledge to support further progress on policies that improve housing, environmental protection, and economic growth. Fong has served as an elected member of the Los Angeles County Community College District (LACCCD) Board of Trustees since 2015. He ran for Assembly in the 51st District during a 2017 special election, and again in the 2018 primary. Fong did not qualify to appear on the general ballot in either race.

    Prior to his election, Assm. Fong served as director of policy and government relations for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which he did to support local integration of public services. Before holding this role, Fong served as the East Area director for Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa. Along with his service to the LACCCD board, he also served as commissioner of the Alhambra Transportation Commission, and as an advisory board member for LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program. Throughout his career, Fong has shown a commitment to supporting education initiatives and programs that allow young people to transition from the classroom, through workforce-development opportunities, into meaningful careers in their communities.

    Assm. Mike Fong has the endorsement of many labor organizations. He has also received endorsements from a variety of elected officials, including Congressmember Judy Chu, State Controller Betty Yee, Attorney General Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Alex Lee, and Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis. Based on our analysis, Fong’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a liberal leader for the constituents of AD-49 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

    Mike Fong

    Reelect Assemblymember Mike Fong to keep AD-49 moving in the right direction.

     

    The Position


    State assemblymembers represent and advocate for the needs of their district constituents at the California State Capitol. They are responsible for creating, debating, and voting on legislation that addresses issues within their district.

    The California State Assembly has 80 districts. Each represents a population of at least 465,000 Californians. Representatives are elected to the Assembly for a two-year term. Every two years, all 80 seats are subject to election. Members elected before 2012 are restricted to three two-year terms (six years) in the Assembly. Those elected in or after 2012 are allowed to serve 12 years total across both the state Senate or the Assembly. This term, Democrats currently hold a two-thirds supermajority of 56 seats in the California State Assembly, while Republicans hold 19 seats. One seat is held by an Independent and four seats are currently vacant.

     

     

     

    The District


    California’s 49th Assembly District includes parts of Los Angeles County. Democrats typically hold this district. Of the registered voters in this district, 18% are Republican and 46% are Democrat, and the district’s demographic breakdown is 28% Latino, 53% Asian, and 2% Black. The most recent election results show that AD-49 voted for Joe Biden for president in 2020 by 36 points and Gavin Newsom for governor in 2018 by 32 points.

     

     

     

    The Race


    In November 2021, Governor Newsom appointed Assemblymember Ed Chau to the Los Angeles County Superior Court, leaving AD-49 with a vacant Assembly seat. A special election was called in February to fill this seat for the remainder of the term, and Democrat Mike Fong defeated Republican Burton Brink by 34 points. These two candidates are each running for the seat again in the June 7 primary election for the 2022–2024 term. Assm. Fong’s campaign has raised $476,000 and is not funded by fossil fuel or real estate money. Assm. Fong has taken donations from the California Correction Police Officers Association. Brink’s campaign has raised $1,000 through individual donors.

     

     

     

    The Recommendation


    Assm. Mike Fong, a civil servant, is a lifelong resident of Los Angeles. According to campaign materials, he is running for reelection to leverage his local leadership and education knowledge to support further progress on policies that improve housing, environmental protection, and economic growth. Fong has served as an elected member of the Los Angeles County Community College District (LACCCD) Board of Trustees since 2015. He ran for Assembly in the 51st District during a 2017 special election, and again in the 2018 primary. Fong did not qualify to appear on the general ballot in either race.

    Prior to his election, Assm. Fong served as director of policy and government relations for the City of Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment, which he did to support local integration of public services. Before holding this role, Fong served as the East Area director for Los Angeles Mayor Villaraigosa. Along with his service to the LACCCD board, he also served as commissioner of the Alhambra Transportation Commission, and as an advisory board member for LA’s BEST Afterschool Enrichment Program. Throughout his career, Fong has shown a commitment to supporting education initiatives and programs that allow young people to transition from the classroom, through workforce-development opportunities, into meaningful careers in their communities.

    Assm. Mike Fong has the endorsement of many labor organizations. He has also received endorsements from a variety of elected officials, including Congressmember Judy Chu, State Controller Betty Yee, Attorney General Rob Bonta, Assemblymember Alex Lee, and Los Angeles Supervisor Hilda Solis. Based on our analysis, Fong’s track record and policy positions demonstrate that he will continue to be a liberal leader for the constituents of AD-49 and will govern effectively in the best interest of this diverse district.

     

  • Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.

     

    Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.

     

    Judy Chu

    Reelect Congressional Representative Judy Chu to keep CD-28 on the right track for progress.

     

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No Recommendation

LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.

 

LA County Sheriff -- No rec

Based on our analysis, four of the challengers for this position have distinct visions for the district. We recommend that you choose the challenger who best aligns with your values in this race.