July 26, 2018.
Mason Fong is running for Sunnyvale City Council, Seat 3 in this upcoming November elections. Last night, Fong hosted a kickoff event for his campaign and celebrated with all his supporters.
Many elected officials attended, including Sunnyvale Councilman Gustav Larson, Sunnyvale School District Board President Reid Myers, San Jose Councilman Chappie Jones, and former Congressman Mike Honda.
Fong said: “I am very honored to have so many elected officials, friends, family members and Sunnyvale residents attend my campaign party and support me in this election for Sunnyvale City Council, Seat 3. With my experiences from working for members of the House of Representatives and City Council, I look forward to serving my community and creating a livable Sunnyvale.”
California State Board of Equalization Fiona Ma endorsed this 26-year-old candidate, and stated, “I believe that this young man will be able to bring new ideas and leadership to the City Council of Sunnyvale. He has many years of experience in government work, and is dedicated in advocating for many issues for the Asian American community, which populates about 45% of Sunnyvale. He is certainly capable of improving affordable housing, transportation, public safety, and overall making Sunnyvale a better city.”
Fong is a third-generation Asian-American. His grandparents immigrated to the United States from mainland China. His parents have been involved in government work for many years. His mother, Jenny Lew, was the first city planner for affordable housing at Chinatown Community Development Center in San Francisco. In the 1970s, she served as an Urban Land Analyst for Governor Jerry Brown. His father, Cary Fong, served as one of the first Asian American staffers to Gordon Lau, the first Chinese American elected to the San Francisco Board of Supervisors.
Fong has also received endorsements from many other elected officials, including Assemblyman Kansen Chu, Senator Jerry Hill, and Senator Bob Wieckowski.