Eugene Fields is a husband and father, an award-winning communications professional, an award-winning journalist, a human rights advocate and a public finance watchdog.
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 CAIR-LA, a 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.
Why I'm Running
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 K-12 public education
- Protecting human rights for all
- Preserving our environment