Fiona Ma Birthday Bash Kicks Off
Campaign for Assembly
From the Office of the Campaign to elect Fiona Ma
March 5, 2006
San Francisco, CA: Supervisor Fiona Ma officially kicked off
her campaign for Assembly with 400 supporters on hand to help
walk precincts - and wish a happy birthday.
"The most important decision in my life was the day I decided
to get into public service," Ma told a crowd of people the
Excelsior district. "Making a difference in the lives of
working families is my calling and I want to go to the Assembly
to continue that work."
Ma outlined her priorities for the Assembly, "I'm going
to work on universal healthcare so that everyone has access to
quality health care, including the seven million uninsured Californians.
I'm going to fight to make sure Prop. 98 is fully funded so that
we can raise the level of education for our working families.
And I'm going to make sure we hang an 'open for business' sign
on California to attract good paying jobs that will help pay for
these social programs.'
Several prominent speakers told the crowd how much
San Francisco and Daly City need Fiona Ma in the Assembly. They
talked about her experience and how their work together was making
a difference in their communities. Speakers included: Bob Morales,
Secretary-Treasurer of the Teamsters, Shawn Richard, Executive
Director of Brothers Against Guns, Rosario Anaya, Executive Director
of Mission Vocational and Language School, Supervisor Bevan Dufty,
Assemblymember Mark Leno, Assemblymember Alberto Torrico, and
Former Senator John L. Burton.
Former Senator John Burton
Also, in attendance were Supervisor Sean Elsbernd,
Assessor Phil Ting, Daly City Treasurer Tony Ziddich, and former
San Mateo Supervisor Mike Nevin.
Alberto Torrico, Mike
Nevin, Bob Morales, Fiona
Sean Elsbernd and Public
Utilities Commission General Manager Susan Leal
Brothers Against Guns Executive Director Shawn Richard
and James Calloway, candidate for Board of Education
Michael Theriault, Secretary-Treasurer San
Building and Construction Trades Council
Ma's campaign is proud of the endorsement of many
prominent community members and organizations including Senator
Barbara Boxer, the California Teamsters, the San Francisco Building
and Construction Trades Council, the San Francisco and Daly City
Firefighters, the San Francisco Police Officers Association, the
California Nurses Association, San Francisco Fire Fighters, former
State Senator John Burton, Congressmen Tom Lantos and Mike Honda,
Congresswoman Loretta Sanchez, Assemblymember Mark Leno, Supervisors
Bevin Dufty, Sean Elsbernd and Sophie Maxwell as well as State
Superintendent of Public Instruction Jack O'Connell.
Serving as San Francisco Supervisor from the 4th
District since 2002, Fiona Ma is a longtime community leader with
Sunset roots since 1980. She has a B.S. in accounting from the
Rochester Institute of Technology, a M.S. in Taxation from Golden
Gate University and a M.B.A. from Pepperdine University. She has
been a Certified Public Accountant specializing in taxation for
the past 15 years.