Our View: Vince Fong for 34th Assembly District

Fong comes well-prepared for the job of assemblyman. A Bakersfield native, Fong has worked in politics since 1999 when, as a UCLA freshman, he interned with former Rep. Bill Thomas, R-Bakersfield. Since 2006, Fong has worked for Thomas’ successor, Rep. Kevin McCarthy, as his district director. Fong earned a bachelor’s degree from UCLA in political science and a master’s degree from Princeton University in public affairs.