Mike Eng is running for the California State Senate, District 22 in 2018
He has served as State Assemblyman for 3 terms, Community College Trustee, and Mayor and City Councilman. He was appointed by the Governor to serve on a state commission and he was President of the Library Board. He is especially proud of his service to the diverse immigrant communities. He has been honored for his service. (For a list of his awards click here) He has earned a Law Degree, Masters and Bachelors Degrees.
Mike has won 9 straight elections with his winning team headed by veteran political consultant Steve Barkan, and has added Dan Weitzman (Northern California) and Erika Morales (Southern California) who are aggressively raising funds for a winning campaign.
Senate President Kevin de Leon and Assembly Speaker Anthony Rendon have endorsed Mike along with Senator Ed Hernandez who asked Mike to succeed him in the 22nd Senate District. Los Angeles County Supervisors Kathryn Barger, Janice Hahn, Hilda Solis and Mark Ridley-Thomas; Congresswomen Grace Napolitano, Norma Torres, Karen Bass and Judy Chu have also endorsed Mike along with a total of 20 current and recently retired State Senators and over 80 elected mayors and councilmembers, school board members and water district board members that all serve the 22nd Senate District.
Mike has the experience we need to improve our schools and colleges. Ever since graduating from UCLA Law School, Mike has served as an immigration lawyer and has helped thousands by teaching English to immigrants. In the State Assembly and as a member of the Education Committee, he helped reduce class sizes and restore essential funding for up-to-date textbooks. Mike helped lead the efforts for free community college tuition for students under the College Promise Program.
As a Community College Board Trustee, Mike led efforts to provide quality job training for the jobs of the future — and fought to help homeless students stabilize their lives. Mike helped lead efforts to secure the award of the $15 million California Career Pathways Grant to make sure that over 6,000 students move from K-12 to Community College and then into the workforce. Mike also worked with small businesses in the San Gabriel Valley to cut red tape, while protecting the quality of our air and water. And Mike authored California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights to address the mortgage foreclosure crisis and get families back on their feet.
Mike previously served as a member of the Assembly Health Committee, where he fought for access to better quality, affordable care for all. He will fight to protect the Affordable Care Act and Covered California from attacks by the Trump Administration. In fact, Mike initiated the L.A. Community Colleges’ efforts to sign up students, faculty and staff under the federal Affordable Care Act. Mike supports single payer universal health care because it would cut wasteful bureaucracy while improving the quality of care.
As an educator, small business person, Community College Trustee, City Councilmember, and State Assemblymember, Mike Eng has always fought for the people of the San Gabriel Valley.
Mike helped launch free college tuition for students under the District's College Promise Program.
Mike authored legislation to keep students safe from bullying as part of the state mandated and funded school safety plan.
Mike initiated the Board's first API Advisory Committee to address the needs of Pacific Islander students.
Mike initiated the campus-wide efforts to sign up students, faculty, staff and administrators to healthcare under the federal Affordable Care Act.
Mike initiated the District's comprehensive Needs Assessment Survey to determine how to address student homelessness, hunger/food insecurity, job placement, mental health and transportation needs.
Mike, a small businessman himself, understands the importance of our local businesses, that’s why he worked with San Gabriel Valley small businesses to successfully cut red tape.
Mike authored California’s Homeowner Bill of Rights to address the mortgage foreclosure crisis;
Mike authored California’s comprehensive overhaul of the smog check process resulting in the removal of 70 tons of pollutants daily;
Mike authored California’s Human Right to Water Law to make sure that all communities have the right to meaningfully participate in decisions that affect the safety and access to water.
Mike led efforts to fund and double the city's library space for its students and seniors.
Mike was appointed by then-Governor Gray Davis to the State Acupuncture Board serving as Vice chair and head of the Enforcement committee.
Mike Eng currently teaches at California State University at Los Angeles, and has taught
at Los Angeles Trade-Technical College, UCLA, and University of the West. Mike has
earned a Law Degree, Master’s Degree and Bachelor’s Degree. Mike resides in the San
Gabriel Valley with his wife U.S. Congresswoman Judy Chu.
Community College Association Legislator of the Year Award
California Transit Association Transit Champion Award
Neighborhood Legal Services of L.A. County Legal Excellence Award
Consumer Attorneys of California Legislator of the Year Award
California Adult Education Administrators Association National Advocacy Award
Asian Pacific Community Fund Visionary Award
California Primary Care Association Clinic Champion Award
Chinese American Construction Professionals Public Service Award
Upper San Gabriel Valley Municipal Water District Golden Pump Award
Southern California Chinese Lawyers Association Distinguished Leadership Award
California Pawnbrokers Association Legislator of the Year Award
Bobby Salcedo Memorial Foundation Support for Education Award
Asian Pacific Islander Policy Summit Political Impact Award
San Gabriel Basin Water Quality Authority Water Drop Award
Asian Rehabilitation Services Lifetime Achievement Award
Pacific Citizen Extraordinary APA Award
California Public Parking Association Legislator of the Year Award
Sierra Club Political Leadership Award
Asian Pacific Islander Public Affairs Association Outstanding Public Service Award
California Council for Adult Education Special Recognition Award
API’sCAN State Legislator of the Year
California Immigrant Policy Center Immigrant Defender Award
California Association of Collectors Legislator of the Year Award
Chinese American Citizens Alliance-L.A. Lodge Making An Impact Award
California Council for Adult Education Legislator of the Year Award
Alhambra Educational Foundation Salute to Education Award
Asian Youth Center Community Leadership Award
UCLA APILSA Alumnus of the Year Award
California Acupuncture Medical Association Leadership Award
Asian Pacific American Dispute Resolution Center Community Partner Award
Korean American Community Lawyers Association Friend of the Community Award
Asian Pacific Islander Domestic Violence Task Force Commitment Award
Youth Science Center Community Partner Award
Organization of Chinese Americans-Sacramento Civil Rights/Social Justice Award
State Bar of California Wiley M. Manuel Award for Pro Bono Legal Services
The 22nd Senate District encompasses the cities and communities of the San Gabriel Valley, which include: Alhambra, Monterey Park, San Gabriel, South San Gabriel, Rosemead, El Monte, South El Monte, Baldwin Park, Irwindale, Industry, Avocado Heights, La Puente, Valinda, West Covina, Vincent, Azusa, Citrus, Covina, Temple City, Arcadia and surrounding neighborhoods.
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