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Fiona Ma
Board of Equalization and Candidate for Treasurer

Fiona Ma, Board of Equalization and Candidate for Treasurer

Member, Board of Equalization
Thursday, January 25, 2018
6:00 Networking & Sharing Ideas
6:45 Dinner
7:10 Program
Crow Canyon Country Club
711 Silver Lake Drive, Danville
Please RSVP btilford@srvdems.org

The first exciting news is that Fiona Ma is a candidate for California Treasurer, and she has been endorsed by California Controller Betty Yee.

The second exciting news is that Fiona Ma will discuss the effect of cannabis on our economy. Fiona has first hand knowledge of the new cannabis industry’s effect on our tax assets, and potential problems. How will cannabis be taxed? What effect will it have on state and local treasuries? This exciting new venture presents many new problems and benefits. In her talk “The Past, Today and the Future,” Fiona will discuss not only cannabis but also the economy, and taxes. Will we have enough funds to implement all our programs? Are we predicted to have excess income? How much power does the Treasurer have in the Budget?

Fiona Ma is a Certified Public Tax Accountant who serves on the Board of Equalization where she is one of only two CPAs ever to serve on the Board. What does the Board do? It collects taxes, and writes tax policy. As a member of the Board of Equalization, Fiona works to protect the rights of taxpayers while also ensuring that California collects its fair share of tax revenues.

Prior to serving on the BOS, Fiona was elected to the California State Assembly from 2006-2012. She was the first Asian American woman to become Speaker pro Tempore of the State Assembly.

In the Assembly, Fiona authored a groundbreaking law to ban toxic chemicals, known as phthalates, in baby products statewide. Hers was the first law of its kind in the nation and became a model for the federal amendment on the same subject, authored by U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein in 2008.

As Chair of the Assembly Select Committee on Domestic Violence, Fiona wrote legislation which successfully strengthened laws that protect victims of domestic violence.

Fiona previously served as a San Francisco Supervisor. She authored the landmark Local Business Enterprise ordinance on behalf of women and minority business owners and passed legislation to tackle human trafficking.

Fiona Ma serves on the Board of CA Women Lead, and just recently she became the California State Director for the National Foundation for Women Legislators.

Please join us at 6:00 pm to talk about the latest political news and network.

Our dinner buffets are wonderful and please remember members will always get $5 off!

Members: $27 per person
Nonmembers: $32 per person

Please RSVP to make certain you have a dinner. To reserve a dinner, please send a check for $27 or $32 payable to Brodie Hilp, 130 Bridgeside Circle, Danville, CA 94506


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