Assembly member Phil Ting represents District 19, having been elected to that seat in 2012. He previously served as San Francisco’s assessor-recorder and previously directed the Asian Law Caucus. He’s now chair of the Assembly Budget Committee. He has recently proposed legislation advancing electric cars, addressing plastic waste, reforming how criminal records are cleared and improving housing protections and production to help curb homelessness.
“You can’t really solve a problem until you identify the place where you want to go. And I think sometimes I have colleagues who have much more challenging districts and challenging regions where they really can’t say those kinds of things and push those kinds of issues. And so I’m very proud that my city, my district allows me to do those.”
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