Monday, May 14, 2018
Celebrating Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month

May is Asian Pacific Island Heritage Month. The California State Assembly celebrated the accomplishments of several Californians, including author & fellow UC Berkeley alumni/classmate, Viet Thanh Nguyen, whose New York Times best-selling novel “The Sympathizer” won a Pulitzer Prize for fiction & numerous other awards. In addition, we honored former Asian Law Caucus Executive Director and my former Board Chair at Asian Americans Advancing Justice - Law Caucus, Peggy Saika, who has been a big influence in my career. Long-time leaders and honorees, Dave Low Amanda Nguyen, Maeley Tom, Ron Wong and Vincent Zhou, were also recognized for their contributions.

Monday, April 30, 2018

I'm proud to honor Bijan Sartipi, who recently retired from CalTrans after more than three decades at the agency. Since 2002, he had been Director of District 4, overseeing many of the Bay Area's biggest transportation projects. In San Francisco, that included the $1.1B Presidio Project which opened in July 2015, replacing Doyle Drive. With his parents present, Bijan (far right) accepted the Assembly resolution thanking him for his leadership and service. We wish him all the best in retirement.

Monday, April 16, 2018
Assemblymember Phil Ting and Rabbi Carla Fenves During the Holocaust Remembrance Ceremony

Assemblymember Phil Ting honored Rabbi Carla Fenves during the California State Assembly’s annual recognition of Holocaust Remembrance Week. She is the granddaughter of two Holocaust survivors, Ervin and Vera Fenves of Hungary. During World War II, Vera survived by hiding in the kitchen of a righteous gentile family’s restaurant. Ervin escaped a Nazi labor camp and joined the resistance using his artistic talents to forge documents. After first meeting as children, Ervin and Vera reconnected after the war, married, and had two children.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Assemblymember Phil Ting honors his Veteran of the Year, Shannon Kissinger (center), a San Francisco native and resident of the Richmond.  He served in the United States Navy from 1996 to 2001 and now works to help homeless veterans. 

Monday, May 22, 2017

Assemblymember Ting makes remarks at the 13th annual Afterschool and Summer Challenge.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017

Assemblymember Phil Ting and other members of the Assembly planted 35 trees to establish the "True Beginnings Community Orchard" in Del Paso Heights in Sacramento for the 2017 Legislative Community Service Day.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

(SACRAMENTO, CA) – Assemblymembers Phil Ting (D-San Francisco), Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, and Kevin McCarty (D-Sacramento), Chair of the Assembly Budget Subcommittee on Education Finance, held a media availability to discuss the critical findings of an independent state audit released today about the budgeting practices and operations of University of California’s Office of the President.  The two requested the audit last year.  Audio of their media availability is available

Monday, March 13, 2017

Assemblymember Phil Ting and other Assembly Democrats announce their plan to have debt-free college tuition for California students.

Monday, March 6, 2017

The Assembly honors Doniece Sandoval (center) as Assemblymember Ting's Woman of the Year. Left to right: Republican Leader Chad Mayes, Assemblymember Ting, Doniece Sandoval, Legislative Women's Caucus Chair Cristina Garcia, and Speaker Anthony Rendon.