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California State AssemblyCandidate for District 68

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Eugene Fields

Non-profit Businessman/Educator
17,332 votes (13.2%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensuring comprehensive healthcare reform
  • Banning carcinogenic toxins in state parks and open spaces
  • Addressing the homeless crisis



Profession:Businessman, Educator
Communications Manager, CAIR Los Angeles (2018–current)
Marketing Communications Manager, Global Benefits Group (2016–2018)
Communications Specialist, American Technologies, Inc (2016–2013)
Reporter, Orange County Register (2000–2012)


University of Phoenix MPA, Public Administration (2014)
University of Phoenix Bachelor of Science (B.S.), Communication (2012)

Community Activities

Member, Orange County Transportation Authority Taxpayer Oversight Committee (2016–2019)


Eugene Fields is a husband and father,  the son and grandson of veterans, an award-winning communications professional, an award-winning journalist, a human rights advocate, a public finance watchdog and a working-class American.

Eugene is the son of an African American mother and a Japanese American father who was unjustly incarcerated in a Japanese internment camp during World War II. Raised in Los Angeles, Eugene grew up with a desire to "Change the World, One Person at a Time."

An Orange County resident for nearly 30 years, Eugene began his professional career as a reporter for the Orange County Register, winning state awards for his coverage of the largest mass murder in Orange County history.

He is an award-winning communications professional for the regional chapter of a national civil rights and advocacy nonprofit. Eugene is also an associate professor in the School of Business at Westcliff University in Irvine.

Eugene is the former co-chair of the OCTA Taxpayer Oversight Committee, recently finishing an unpaid three-year term monitoring the use of an estimated $13 billion of Measure M funds and ensuring that all revenue collected from Measure M is spent on voter-approved transportation projects.

He holds a Master of Public Administration and a Bachelor of Science in Communication, both from the University of Phoenix.

Eugene lives in Orange with his wife, Tonda and his daughter, MacKenzie.

Who supports this candidate?

Who gave money to this candidate?


Total money raised: $4,277

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

Employees of CAIR-CA
Employees of Ghost Management Group
Employees of Summit Strategy Group LLC
Employees of HDR
Employees of american accessories

More information about contributions

By State:

California 100.00%

By Size:

Large contributions (74.93%)
Small contributions (25.07%)

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Political Beliefs

Political Philosophy

I am running to represent all the residents and cities of the 68th Assembly District.

My main concerns are:

  • Addressing the homeless epidemic
  • Building an economy that works for all
  • Creating affordable housing
  • Ensuring access to quality healthcare
  • Making sure our streets are safe
  • Strengthening public education
  • Protecting human rights for all
  • Preserving our environment

Videos (1)

— January 21, 2020 Eugene Fields for Assembly 2020

Healthcare reform isn't just a talking point for me. It's personal. Here's my story about why I'm a proponent of a single-payer healthcare system.

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