March Fong EuDemocratic
|11-05-1974||Democratic||Secretary of State||3491292||Win|
|11-07-1978||Democratic||Secretary of State||4104695||Win|
|11-02-1982||Democratic||Secretary of State||4586121||Win|
|11-04-1986||Democratic||Secretary of State||4971230||Win|
|11-06-1990||Democratic||Secretary of State||3864151||Win|
Born: March 29, 1922 in Oakdale, CA
Married: Chester Fong (m. 1967), Henry Eu (m. ~1973)
Children: Matthew Kipling Fong and Marsha Suyin Fong
Died: December 21, 2017 in Irvine, CA
1945-1948: Dental Hygienist, Oakland Public Schools
1956-1966: Supervisor of Dental Health Education, Alameda County Board of Education
1994: Resigned as Secretary of State on February 17.
1994-1996: US Ambassador to Micronesia
2002: Primary Candidate for Secretary of State (Lost; 29.1%)
2003: Filed a Statement of Intention to run for Governor in the Recall (withdrew)
- PLACENAME: In March 2019, the Secretary of State's building at 1500 11th Street in Sacramento, was named the March Fong Eu Building to recognize and celebrate her tenure as Secretary of State.
- HISTORIC: On July 14, 1976, while the Governor, Lt. Governor, Senate President Pro Tem, and Assembly Speaker were out of the state, Eu became acting Governor (the first woman or Asian-American to serve as Acting Governor).
- According to Rutgers, Eu was the first Asian American woman in the United States to be elected to a statewide executive post.
- UNACKNOWLEDGED API: This elected official was excluded from the "History of Asian Americans in the California Legislature" by the California Asian Pacific Islander Legislative Caucus (Source).
Source: California Blue Book (1967)