Phil Ting

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Phil Ting
Phil Ting CA assembly photo.jpeg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 19th district
Assumed office
December 3, 2012
Preceded by Fiona Ma (redistricted)
Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco
In office
July 15, 2005 – December 3, 2012
Preceded by Mabel Teng
Succeeded by Carmen Chu
Personal details
Born (1969-02-09) February 9, 1969 (age 47)
Torrance, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Sun
Residence San Francisco, California
Phil Ting

Philip Y. Ting (Chinese: 丁右立; pinyin: Dīng Yòulì) (born February 9, 1969) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 19th district, encompassing western San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. Prior to being elected to the state assembly, he was the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco.


Phil Ting was appointed San Francisco Assessor-Recorder in 2005 by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, becoming San Francisco’s highest-ranking Chinese-American official at the time. He began his career as a real estate financial adviser at Arthur Andersen and CB Richard Ellis. Ting had also served as the executive director of the Asian Law Caucus, as the president of the Bay Area Assessors Association, and on the board of Equality California.

Ting has launched several programs and initiatives such as GoSolarSF [1] and ChinaSF.[2] In 2010, he launched Reset San Francisco,[3] an online community that using new media to engage San Franciscans to get engage and participate in the conversation on how to improve their community and to keep government more accountable.

In February 2012, Ting commissioned the nation’s first real study of mortgage fraud that has spurred national action [4] to protect homeowners from wrongful foreclosure.[5]

Personal life[edit]

Ting is a graduate of UC Berkeley and John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.[6] He lives in San Francisco's Sunset District with his wife and their two daughters.[7]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Sign the Petition to Save GoSolarSF in San Francisco. Reset San Francisco. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  2. ^ ChinaSF Recruited Company Launches SF Headquarters. (2011-03-01). Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  3. ^ Phil Ting for Assembly 2012. Reset San Francisco. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  4. ^ Pelosi, Speier Request Justice Department Examination into Possible Violations of Federal Law in San Francisco Foreclosures – Rep. Pelosi. (2012-02-17). Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  5. ^ Audit Uncovers Extensive Flaws in Foreclosures. New York Times (2012-02-16)
  6. ^ About Phil Ting | Phil Ting for Assembly 2012. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.
  7. ^ About Phil Ting. Reset San Francisco. Retrieved on 2012-03-23.

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