Fiona Ma

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Fiona Ma
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California State Assembly District 12
Former Member
In office
State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore
Base salary$95,290.56 per year
Per diem$141.86 per day
Elections and appointments
Last electionNovember 2, 2010
Term limits3 terms (6 years)
Prior offices
San Francisco Board of Supervisors
ProfessionCertified Public Accountant
Office website
Campaign website
Fiona Ma is a former Democratic member of the California State Assembly, representing District 12 from 2006 to 2012. She served as State Assembly Speaker Pro Tempore.

Ma works as a Certified Public Accountant. Prior to her election to the Assembly she served on the San Francisco Board of Supervisors from 2002-2006. She is Chair of the Asian-American Donor Program, and a member of the Asian Diabetes Council - American Diabetes Association, Chinese American Voters Education Committee Board of Directors, San Francisco Democratic Women's Forum, and San Francisco Women's Political Committee.[1]

In June 2011, Governing Magazine named Ma one of 12 "Democratic Legislators to Watch." Each of the legislators was selected on the basis of qualities such as leadership, ambition, and political potential.[2] Ma is ineligible to run for re-election to the California State Assembly in 2012 due to term limits.


Political Courage test

Ma did not provide answers to the California State Legislative Election 2008 Political Courage Test. The test informs voters how a candidate would vote on the issues if elected.[3]

Legislative scorecard

Capitol Weekly, California's major weekly periodical covering the state legislature, publishes an annual legislative scorecard to pin down the political or ideological leanings of every member of the legislature based on how they voted on an assortment of bills in the most recent legislative session. The 2009 scores were based on votes on 19 bills, but did not include how legislators voted on the Proposition 1A (2009). On the scorecard, "100" is a perfect liberal score and "0" is a perfect conservative score.[4][5]

On the 2009 Capitol Weekly legislative scorecard, Ma ranked as an 89.[6]

Ma's sponsored legislation includes:

  • AB 129 - Confidentiality: taxpayer communications
  • AB 517 - Safe Body Art Act
  • AB 759 - Public contracts with expatriate corporations

For details and a full listing of sponsored bills, see the House site.

Committee assignments


In the 2011-2012 legislative session, Ma served on these committees:


In the 2009-2010 legislative session, Ma served on these committees:



Ma was ineligible to run for re-election due to term limits.


See also: California State Assembly elections, 2010

Ma won re-election to the 12th District seat in 2010. She had no opposition in the June 8 primary. She defeated Republican Alfonso Faustino, Jr. in the November 2 general election.[7]

California State Assembly, District 12 General Election (2010)
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fiona Ma (D) 90,388
Alfonso Faustino, Jr. (R) 21,540


In 2008 Ma was re-elected to the California State Assembly District 12. Ma (D) finished with 131,231 votes while her opponent Conchita Applegate (R) finished with 26,380 votes.[8] Ma raised $1,313,892 for her campaign fund.[9]

California State Assembly District 12
Candidates Votes
Green check mark transparent.png Fiona Ma (D) 131,231
Conchita Applegate (R) 26,380

Campaign donors


In 2010, Ma raised $1,133,879 in contributions.[10]

Her four largest contributors were:

Donor Amount
California Teachers Association $15,600
State Building & Construction Trades Council Of California $15,600
California State Pipe Trades Council $12,600
AT&T $10,800


Below are Ma's top 5 campaign contributors in the 2008 election:[11]

Contributor 2008 total
CA Medical Assoc $14,400
CA Assoc of Realtors $14,400
California Teachers Association $14,400
California State Council of Service Employees $14,400
Operating Engineers Local 3 $14,400

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Preceded by
California State Assembly District 12
Succeeded by
Kristin Olsen (R)