Community College Trustee Announces Assembly Bid

Mike Fong

Mike Fong, a Los Angeles Community College District trustee and community leader, announced his candidacy for the State Assembly on June 9.

He is seeking to represent Assembly District 51, which will soon be vacated by U.S. Rep.-elect Jimmy Gomez. A special election to fill the seat is expected to be scheduled for later this year.

In announcing his campaign, Fong stated: “I am running to advocate and fight for the progressive values of the residents in the dynamic and diverse communities of Assembly District 51 and embrace their hopes and aspirations for a better tomorrow. My priorities will include fighting the policies of the Trump Administration and continuing to help lead the resistance in California, improving the quality and access to healthcare, fighting for immigrant rights and civil rights, increasing educational opportunities, expanding workforce development and high growth sector training programs, creating jobs, protecting the environment, and creating additional housing and addressing homelessness.”

As a trustee of America’s largest community college district, Fong works to increase student access to higher education, expand workforce training, and improve the quality of educational opportunities at Los Angeles’ nine community colleges.

Fong serves as director of policy and government relations for the Los Angeles Department of Neighborhood Empowerment. In this role, he leads a team of professionals on policy development and government relations in empowering and collaborating with Neighborhood Council board members, community leaders, and stakeholders in their efforts to improve the lives of residents throughout the city.