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Vince Fong

Vince Fong
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 34th district

December 5, 2016
Shannon Grove
Personal details
Born
Vincent Karchi Fong

(1979-10-24) October 24, 1979 (age 41)
Bakersfield, California, U.S.
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceBakersfield, California, U.S.
Alma materUCLA, Princeton University
OccupationPolitician
Websitehttps://ad34.asmrc.org http://vincefong.com

Vincent Karchi Fong (born October 24, 1979) is an American politician serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Republican representing the 34th district, encompassing the southern San Joaquin Valley including parts of Kern County and the City of Bakersfield, the southern Sierra Nevada, the northern Mojave Desert and the Tehachapi Mountains. Prior to his election to the Assembly in 2016, Fong served as District Director to Minority Leader and Congressman Kevin McCarthy. Fong was re-elected in 2018.[1]

Early life

Vince Fong was born in Bakersfield, California.[2] Fong graduated from West High School.[3][4]

Education

In 2001, Fong earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and Government from UCLA. In 2003, Fong earned a MPA degree in Public Affairs from Princeton University.[2]

Career

Fong started his career as an aide for Congressman Bill Thomas who at the time was Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.[4] In Thomas's office, Fong focused on international trade policy and opening up markets for United States farmers and small businesses.[4][3]

Fong then returned home to serve the residents of Kern County. For nearly a decade, he served as the district director to House Minority Leader and Congressman Kevin McCarthy.[2]

Fong has been active in Kern County nonprofits and community organizations. He has served as a board member for Goodwill Industries of South Central California, the Jim Burke Education Foundation and Honor Flight Kern County where he works to send WWII, Korean War and Vietnam Veterans to Washington, DC to see their memorials.[4] In addition, Fong was an elected member of the Kern County Republican Central Committee and is a lifetime member of the NRA.[4]

California State Assembly

Vince Fong was first elected to the California State Assembly in 2016, earning 73.2% of the vote. He was re-elected in 2018 with 70.6% of the vote.

Assemblyman Fong is currently the Vice Chair on the Transportation Committee in addition to his assignment on the Appropriations, Budget, Business and Professions, and Public Employment and Retirement Committees.

Election history

2016

California's 34th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vince Fong 57,915 60.3
Democratic Perrin Swanlund 23,429 24.4
Republican Ernie Gollehon 8,779 9.1
Republican Michael Garcia Biglay 5,886 6.1
Total votes 96,009 100.0
General election
Republican Vince Fong 123,959 73.2
Democratic Perrin Swanlund 45,305 26.8
Total votes 169,264 100.0
Republican hold

2018

California's 34th State Assembly district election, 2018
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vince Fong (incumbent) 65,323 76.4
Democratic Nick Nicita 20,221 23.6
Total votes 85,544 100.0
General election
Republican Vince Fong (incumbent) 103,346 70.6
Democratic Nick Nicita 43,048 29.4
Total votes 146,394 100.0
Republican hold

2020

2020 California's 34th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vince Fong (incumbent) 83,909 71.61%
Democratic Julie Solis 32,922 28.10%
Democratic Regina Velasquez (write in) 343 0.29%
Total votes 117,174 100.0%
General election
Republican Vince Fong (incumbent) 146,611 68.1%
Democratic Julie Solis 68,716 31.9%
Total votes 215,327 100.0%
Republican hold

References

  1. ^ "General Election - Statement of Vote, November 6, 2018" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b c "Vince Fong". votesmart.org. Retrieved 2019.
  3. ^ a b Harvey, Kyle (January 8, 2016). "Longtime McCarthy aide Vince Fong enters Assembly race". bakersfieldnow.com. Retrieved 2020.
  4. ^ a b c d e "Vince Fong". vincefong.com. Retrieved 2019.

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