Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) attended the fourth inauguration of Governor Jerry Brown. In his inauguration speech, Governor Brown included his State of the State Address, informing all members of the legislature of California’s status as well as his vision for its future. Assemblywoman Chang offered the following comments in response:
“I appreciated hearing the governor’s vision for California,” said Chang. “I look forward to working with him and my colleagues in the legislature to ensure taxpayer dollars are spent as carefully as we all spend our own hard-earned money.
“But let’s not stop there. By working together we can make government better and more transparent by applying creative tools like technology-focused solutions. I’m excited to get to work to ensure California is growing jobs and providing the best schools in the nation,” Chang said.
Chang is the first Taiwanese-American Republican woman to be elected to the State Assembly and was recently appointed as Vice-Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee as well as Republican Whip.
She comes to Sacramento after serving several years on the Diamond Bar City Council as well as President & CEO of the Youth Science Center, a non-profit science education organization that focuses on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education.
Assemblywoman Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) has been appointed to Vice-Chair of the influential Assembly Rules Committee. The appointment was part of a number of key committee appointments made by the Speaker of the Assembly.
“I am so honored to have the privilege to serve in a leading capacity on such an important committee,” said Chang. What an amazing opportunity to work for Californians and my constituents.”
As Vice-Chair of the Assembly Rules Committee, Assemblywoman Chang will play a leading role in the governing body of the Assembly, including jurisdiction over legislation and personnel. Assembly Rules influences the fate of every bill introduced in the Legislature given its important role of referring legislation to respective policy committees of the house.
“Ling Ling is a strong leader for streamlining government so it can better serve Californians,” said Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen. She will be a powerful voice for commonsense leadership in her new role as Vice-Chair of the Assembly’s most powerful committee.”
Chang, the first Taiwanese-American Republican woman to be elected to the State Assembly, was first elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in November 2009 and served as the Mayor from 2011-2012. Before her election to the City Council, she held a variety of positions in local government, including service as President of the Walnut Valley Water District, and as a member of the Diamond Bar Parks & Recreation Commission. Chang brings business sector experience as well, developing software products for the health information management industry.
“I am so excited to get California back on track,” said Chang. We can have the best schools and more jobs if we all work together. Serving on the Assembly Rules Committee is a great opportunity to get that done.”
In addition to Rules, Assemblywoman Chang has been appointed as a member of the following committees: Appropriations, Business & Professions, and Privacy & Consumer Protection.
Assembly Member Ling Ling Chang (R-Diamond Bar) has been appointed by Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen to the position of Assembly Republican Whip for the 2015-16 Legislative Session.
“I’m very excited that Republican Leader Olsen has asked me to take on this new role,” said Chang. “I came to Sacramento ready to take on many challenges for California and my community. Having the opportunity to serve as a Republican Whip will enable me to better serve my constituents as I work with my colleagues to advance Republican solutions to provide better schools for every student, encourage more job opportunities in every community, and reform state government.”
As Republican Whip, Chang will be charged with mobilizing member votes on important legislation, acting as a liaison between members and leadership, and helping to coordinate strategy within the Caucus.
Chang, the first Taiwanese-American Republican woman to be elected to the State Assembly, was first elected to the Diamond Bar City Council in November 2009 and served as the Mayor from 2011-2012. Before her election to the CityCouncil, she held a variety of positions in local government, including service as President of the Walnut Valley Water District, and as a member of the Diamond Bar Parks & Recreation Commission. Chang brings business sector experience as well, developing software products for the health information management industry.
“Ling-Ling Chang is politically savvy, intelligent, and hard-working,” said Assembly Republican Leader Kristin Olsen, of Modesto. “She has a proven track record of success in local government and community activities. She will be an effective advocate in advancing our message.”