Assemblywoman Fiona Ma was elected in November 2006 to represent the people of California’s 12th Assembly District. The district includes San Francisco, Daly City, Colma and Broadmoor. The Speaker appointed Assemblywoman Ma as the Majority Whip, where she was responsible for ensuring the passage of crucial legislation to improve public education, expand healthcare access and protect our environment.
In 2010, Speaker of the Assembly John A. Pérez appointed Assemblywoman Fiona Ma to the leadership position of Speaker pro Tempore. As presiding officer and member of the leadership team, Assemblywoman Ma guides Assembly Members through the daily business of the house, responds to parliamentary inquiries, issues rulings on points of order when necessary, and is responsible for guiding legislative priorities. She also serves on key committees including Agriculture, Business and Professions, Governmental Organization, Public Employees, Retirement and Social Security, and Utilities and Commerce.
As a joint author of Proposition 1-A, which was approved by voters in November, 2008, and the convener of the High Speed Rail Caucus, Assemblywoman Ma is also the legislature’s leading advocate to bring high speed trains to California. Assemblywoman Ma is also focused on improving California’s bottom line. She has authored legislation to keep jobs in California and grow the state’s economy and as an Executive Board Member of the National Conference of State Legislators, she works to keep California competitive with other states.
Assemblywoman Ma received her B.S. from the Rochester Institute of Technology (NY), her M.S. in Taxation from Golden Gate University (SF), and an MBA from Pepperdine University. She is a Certified Public Accountant licensed in California.