Phil Ting to become S.F. Assessor

July 21, 2005

Phil Ting is being sworn in today as San Francisco's Assessor/Recorder, becoming the only Asian American to hold citywide office.

Ting was appointed by Mayor Gavin Newsom last week to fill a job vacated by Mabel Teng, who resigned amid a scandal over political patronage at the department.

Ting is a UC Berkeley and Harvard grad (full disclosure, my wife went to Harvard with him and is friends with him; we went to his wedding), was executive director of the Asian Law Caucus.


Harry Mok

Editor in chief

Editor in Chief Harry Mok wrote about growing up on a Chinese vegetable farm for the second issue of Hyphen and has been a volunteer editor since 2004. As a board member of the San Francisco and New York chapters of the Asian American Journalists Association, Harry has recruited and organized events for student members. He holds a master’s degree in journalism from the University of California, Berkeley, where he was also a graduate student instructor in the Asian American Studies Department.