Assemblyman Vince Fong’s Office, Bakersfield, CA –
Assemblyman Vince Fong released the following statement in response to the ruling by Sacramento Superior Court Judge Shelleyanne W.L. Chang to reinstate Fong as a candidate for Congress and overturn the California Secretary of State’s decision to remove him from the ballot:
Fong stated, “Today’s ruling is a victory for the voters of the 20th Congressional District, who will now have the opportunity to select the candidate of their choice in the March 5th election. I am grateful that Judge Chang upheld the integrity of our elections and sided with Central Valley voters against an overreaching Sacramento politician.”
He continued, “I look forward to getting back on the campaign trail and working as hard as I can over the next several months to win the trust of Central Valley voters once again and earn the right to represent them in Congress.”
Fong’s lawsuit was heard in Sacramento Superior Court this afternoon. Judge Chang sided with Fong and ordered he be added to the certified list of candidates for Congress that is due to be published by the Secretary of State today. Fong serves in the California State Assembly and runs for the 20th Congressional District.