Phil Ting
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Phil Ting
Phil Ting
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Member of the California State Assembly
from the 19th district

December 3, 2012
Fiona Ma (redistricted)
Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco

July 15, 2005 - December 3, 2012
Mabel Teng
Carmen Chu
Personal details
Born (1969-02-09) February 9, 1969 (age 49)
Torrance, California
Nationality American
Political party Democratic
Spouse(s) Susan Sun
Residence San Francisco, California
Alma mater University of California, Berkeley (BA)
Harvard University (MA)
Profession Financial advisor
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Philip Y. Ting (Chinese: ; pinyin: D?ng Yòulì) (born February 9, 1969) is an American politician currently serving in the California State Assembly. He is a Democrat representing the 19th Assembly District, which encompasses western San Francisco and northern San Mateo County. Prior to being elected to the Assembly in 2012, he was the Assessor-Recorder of San Francisco.

Early Career

Phil Ting began his career as a real estate financial adviser at Arthur Andersen and CB Richard Ellis. He also previously served as the executive director of the Asian Law Caucus, as the president of the Bay Area Assessors Association, and on the board of Equality California.[1]

Career in San Francisco Politics


Phil Ting was appointed San Francisco Assessor-Recorder in 2005 by then-Mayor Gavin Newsom, becoming San Francisco's highest-ranking Chinese-American official at the time. He was then elected to the post in November 2005, garnering 58 percent of the vote.[2]

As Assessor-Recorder, Ting cleared a five-year assessment backlog, which resulted in the collection of more than $200 million in unpaid property taxes.[3] In February 2012, Ting commissioned the country's first real study of mortgage fraud that spurred national action,[4] uncovering "widespread mortgage industry irregularity" in San Francisco foreclosures.[5]

Specifically, Ting commissioned an audit of nearly 400 homes in the city that had been foreclosed upon in 2009-2011. The results of the audit, which demonstrated that more than 80% of the sampled foreclosures contained at least one clear legal violation, provided documented support for the state legislature to push for increased oversight of the mortgage industry.[6]

Ting was re-elected Assessor-Recorder in 2006 and 2010.[7]

Mayoral Election

Ting ran in the San Francisco Mayoral election of 2011 but was defeated by incumbent Mayor Ed Lee. Ting set a California record for highest campaign expenditures per vote after spending $500,000 on his 2011 campaign for San Francisco Mayor only to finish in 12th place. [8][9][10] The majority of the money came from the city's public campaign financing system which provided Ting's campaign with over $300,000.[11]

State Assembly

The following year, in 2012, he was elected to the California State Assembly. In 2014, Ting announced his support for a $100 million property tax-break for large corporations in San Francisco's Mid-Market District.[12]

A Democrat, Ting represents the state's 19th District, which includes the west side of San Francisco, in addition to Broadmoor, Colma, Daly City, and South San Francisco.[1] Ting is currently Chair of the Assembly Committee on Budget and is first Asian-American to hold the position. He previously served as Chair of the Assembly Committee on Revenue and Taxation and Chair of the Assembly Democratic Caucus.[1]

2014 California State Assembly

California's 19th State Assembly district election, 2014
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Ting (incumbent) 45,103 77.6
Republican Rene Pineda 12,985 22.4
Total votes 58,088 100.0
General election
Democratic Phil Ting (incumbent) 81,103 77.0
Republican Rene Pineda 24,170 23.0
Total votes 105,273 100.0
Democratic hold

2016 California State Assembly candidacy

California's 19th State Assembly district election, 2016
Primary election
Party Candidate Votes %
Democratic Phil Ting (incumbent) 95,046 83.6
Republican Carlos "Chuck" Taylor 18,686 16.4
Democratic Daniel C. Kappler (write-in) 22 0.0
Total votes 113,754 100.0
General election
Republican Carlos "Chuck" Taylor
Democratic Phil Ting (incumbent)
Total votes

Personal life

He lives in San Francisco's Sunset District with his wife and their two daughters.[13] His parents are immigrants from Taiwan.[14]


External links

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