Join Assemblymember Phil Tingfor a Stronger California
About Phil Ting
As the Chair of the Assembly Budget Committee, Phil Ting knows that our state budget sets our state’s priorities. He is a leading voice in fighting for education reform and reinvestment, harnessing technology for a cleaner economy and more open government, and equal rights for all Californians. He is pursuing responsible budget solutions that strengthen our middle class and brings real world experience to the state’s ongoing debate on tax reform. Prior to his current chairmanship, he served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.
Ting has authored a number of breakthrough measures, including new laws that:
- Help thousands more students obtain a Cal Grant to help pay for college
- Strengthen handgun laws to protect kids
- Expand urban agriculture and community gardens
- Stop sidewalk tolls for pedestrians and cyclists at the Golden Gate Bridge
- Free communities to build safer, more modern urban biking infrastructure
- Help homeowners invest in water and energy efficient technologies
- Restore San Francisco Bay wetlands
- Increase healthy food access for food stamp recipients who shop at farmers’ markets
- Expand online transparency requirements for state boards and commissions
- Require tax fairness for same sex couples, and
- Help English language learners to understand prescriptions and engage with state government
Ting co-chairs the San Francisco Advisory Board for ChinaSF, a public-private partnership dedicated to creating economic development opportunities by making San Francisco the gateway for Chinese companies looking to establish business operations in the Bay Area.
In the past, Phil served as a member of the Governing Board of the San Francisco Bay Restoration Authority; as President of the Bay Area Assessors Association and the Organization of Chinese Americans-SF Bay Chapter; and on the boards of directors for the Equality California Institute and Cal Alumni Association.
Prior to serving in the Assembly, Ting was the San Francisco Assessor-Recorder, where he helped:
- Close a five-year assessment backlog, resulting in $290 million in unpaid property taxes
- Create GoSolarSF, a first-of-its-kind program that dramatically increased rooftop solar installations in San Francisco
- Launch Reset San Francisco, an innovative online tool to help San Franciscans use technology to interact with government, and
- Spearhead efforts to help homeowners and tenants facing foreclosure by launching Don’t Borrow Trouble, an education and outreach program convening city officials and housing advocates to find local solutions to the foreclosure crisis
Ting is the former Executive Director of the Asian Law Caucus, an organization founded in 1972 to advance and promote the legal and civil rights of the Asian Pacific Islander community, and once served as Community Relations Director at San Francisco State University.
He is a graduate of U.C. Berkeley and Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government and lives in San Francisco’s Sunset District with his wife, Susan, and their two daughters.
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