It turns out that she attended UC Riverside, where she studied biology, but didn’t finish her degree. She is now completing a degree via Harvard University’s extension program.
Who cares? Wisckol’s article is ridiculous. Chang has been honest about her background but has allowed others to make mistakes. And in the end it really doesn’t matter, does it? She owns her own business and is a member of the Diamond Bar City Council. Those are sufficient qualifications for an Assembly candidate. And her real bio is pretty impressive. If you ask me Chang has accomplished more in her life than Wisckol ever has!
Her main opponent, Phillip Chen, is a school board member who apparently teaches at USC. He makes a big deal about being a Los Angeles County Reserve Sheriff Deputy. Well as far as I understand it that is a volunteer post. Jon Fleischman was a reserve under the dreadful Sheriff Mike Carona here in Orange County. And Chen has been reporting to the almost equally dreadful LA County Sheriff Lee Baca.
To be honest I would rather send a business owner to Sacramento than a guy who teaches public administration at USC and pretends to be a cop in his spare time.
If however you want to vote for the most experienced candidate then you ought to consider Diamond Bar Councilman Steven Tye. He has at least twenty years more experience than Chang and Chen – and like them he is a Republican too. (UPDATE – Oops! It looks like Tye is a tax and spender. Click here for the sordid details.)
The 55th Assembly District is mostly in Los Angeles County but also includes parts of the Orange County cities of Brea, La Habra, Placentia and Yorba Linda.