On March 18, 2010, California Assemblymember Fiona Ma (D-San Francisco) was appointed by Assembly Speaker John A. Pérez to be Speaker pro Tempore of the California Assembly. Ms. Ma is the first Asian-American woman to hold this position.
In her new role as presiding officer, she will be responsible for managing the daily business of the Assembly. As the San Francisco Chronicle recently stated, "Ma's new title means the former SF supervisor will preside over most floor sessions, essentially serving as the face of the lower house during policy deliberations." Indeed, she will guide members through daily business, respond to parliamentary inquiries, and rule on points of order.
In addition to her new role as Speaker pro Tempore, she was also assigned to several important committees: the Committee on Agriculture; Committee on Business and Professions; Committee on Governmental Organizations; Committee on Public Employees, Retirement, and Social Security; and the Committee on Utilities and Commerce.
BOMA San Francisco applauds Assemblymemeber Fiona Ma on her achievement and looks forward to working in the near future on issues related to the commercial real estate industry in San Francisco.