Proud to support California Board of Equalization Chair Fiona Ma for California State Treasurer.
Fiona Ma is a Certified Public Tax Accountant and currently serves on the California State Board of Equalization. Prior to her service on the BOE Fiona served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors and then in the State Assembly, where I had the opportunity to get to know her as I served in the State Senate. She is a history-maker: a child of Chinese immigrants, she went on to become the first Asian American woman to become Speaker pro Tempore of the State Assembly.
Fiona began her career as an accountant for Ernst and Young, but left to start her own accounting practice. Her advocacy work helped lead to more socially responsible contracting for minorities and women in San Francisco. After her election to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors, she used her small business experience to lead the effort to create the city's Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) program to enable other small businesses to more easily compete for public works contracts.
Fiona Ma has both the financial expertise and public service experience to serve the people of California well, which is why I endorse Fiona Ma for California State Treasurer.