Vince Fong

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Vince Fong
Vince Fong.jpg
Member of the California State Assembly
from the 34th district
Assumed office
December 5, 2016
Preceded byShannon Grove
Personal details
Born
Vincent Karchi Fong

(1979-10-24) October 24, 1979 (age 40)
Bakersfield, California
NationalityAmerican
Political partyRepublican
ResidenceBakersfield, California
Alma materUCLA (BA)
Princeton University (MA)
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 and Education[edit]

Vince Fong was born and raised in Bakersfield, California.[2] He attended Bakersfield public schools and graduated from West High School.[3] Fong went on to earn a bachelor's degree in political science and government from UCLA in 2001 and a master's in public administration from Princeton University in 2003.[2]

Career[edit]

Fong started his career working for Congressman Bill Thomas who at the time was Chair of the Ways and Means Committee.[3] In Thomas's office, Fong focused on international trade policy and opening up markets for United States farmers and small businesses.[3] Fong then returned home to serve the residents of Kern County. For nearly a decade, he served as the district director to House Majority 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.[3] In addition, Fong was an elected member of the Kern County Republican Central Committee and is a lifetime member of the NRA.[3]

California State Assembly[edit]

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.

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
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


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2020 California's 34th State Assembly district election
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Republican Vince Fong (incumbent) 50,528 75%
Democratic Julie Solis 16,834 25%
Democratic Regina Velasquez (write in)
Total votes
General election
Republican Vince Fong (incumbent)
Democratic Julie Solis
Total votes

References[edit]

  1. ^ "General Election - Statement of Vote, November 6, 2018" (PDF).
  2. ^ a b c "Vince Fong". votesmart.org. Retrieved January 24, 2019.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Vince Fong". vincefong.com. Retrieved January 24, 2019.

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