Meet Assemblyman Phillip Chen
Phillip Chen is a business owner and member of the California State Assembly.
He represents the 59th State Assembly District, which encompasses portions of Orange and San Bernardino counties and includes all or parts of the cities of Anaheim Hills, Brea, Chino, Chino Hills, Fullerton, North Tustin, Orange, Placentia, Villa Park, and Yorba Linda.
Chen graduated from Servite High School in Anaheim and earned his BA in Communications from California State University, Fullerton as well as an MA in Public Administration and a Doctoral of Educational Psychology from the University of Southern California. He also served as an Adjunct Faculty Professor at the USC Sol Price School of Public Policy.
Chen was elected overwhelmingly to the California State Assembly in November of 2016, 2018, 2020, and 2022.
Chen won his first elected office in November of 2011 as a school board member to the Walnut Valley Unified School District. There, he established and maintained a basic organizational structure for the local school system. He helped turn the district’s budget deficit into a budget surplus and established a “rainy-day” fund.
Chen worked as a health policy advisor for the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors. There, he helped save tax dollars and improve delivery of services by fostering public-private partnerships. He investigated, reported and made recommendations for actions pertaining to health, public health, and mental health in Los Angeles County.
Chen is a former LA County Reserve Sheriff’s Deputy. In 2009, he was recognized as the Walnut/Diamond Bar Sheriff’s Station Reserve Deputy of the Year.
He calls Yorba Linda home.