Fiona Ma for State Assembly

Assemblywoman Fiona Ma named Legislator of the Year

SACRAMENTO, CA - The California Small Business Association (CSBA) and the California Small Business Roundtable (CSBR) honored Assemblywoman Fiona Ma as the 2011 California State Assembly “Legislator of the Year”. Assemblywoman Ma was presented with the award at the California Small Business Roundtable’s annual retreat on November 13th.

CSBA and CSBR recognized Assemblywoman Ma for her continued advocacy for important small business issues, and her commitment to engaging small business owners through small business advisory councils.

With California small businesses composing 99.2% of all employer firms in the state, it is imperative that our legislators understand the issues that are most important to these employers.

“We applaud Assemblywoman Ma for her continued support of small business in the California State Legislature,” said Betty Jo Toccoli, President of the California Small Business Association. “The small business community can always count on Assemblywoman Ma to advocate for the members of the small business community.”

Assemblywoman Ma first became interested in politics as a small business owner and a Certified Public Accountant advocating on behalf of other small businesses. She was an elected delegate to the 1995 White House Conference on Small Business under President Bill Clinton, which produced a report to Congress on the 60 top policy recommendations to help small businesses grow and prosper in the 21st century.