Sonney L. Chong, DMD, Chair of SOCAB
Chair, Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership
District 2 Representative
Sonney Chong grew up in San Francisco Chinatown. He graduated from Washington University School of Dental Medicine and eventually moved to Sacramento. Dr. Chong has practiced dentistry in South Sacramento for the past 30 + years.
Dr. Chong participates with many organizations in the Sacramento area such as the Chinese American Council of Sacramento and Sacramento Asian Sport Foundation. He has been on the Sacramento Sheriff's Outreach Community Advisory Board for many years. He presently is on California Expo and State Fair Board of Director, Asian Resources Inc. Board of Director, University Foundation of Sacramento State and is a Senior Fellow of the American Leadership Forum Class II, Mountain Valley Chapter.
Amongst his many accomplishments and commitments to various organizations, his primary responsibility is to the Council of Asian Pacific Islanders Together for Advocacy and Leadership (CAPITAL). This coalition was founded in 1995 and Dr. Chong has been the Chair of this organization since its inception. The organization has grown from the initial starting 27 groups to the present number of 95 different organizations representing Chinese, Japanese, Korean, Filipino, Hmong, Mien, Vietnamese and Pacific Islanders.
CAPITAL has emerged as an umbrella organization which represents the Asian Pacific Islander (API) Community in the greater Sacramento area. Dr. Chong continues to work tirelessly to unite, protect and advance the cause of the Asian Pacific Islanders in this area. Furthermore, Dr. Chong hopes to form and improve relationship amongst all of the different ethnic groups in Sacramento area. CAPITAL has reached out and established relationships with various Sacramento communities such as Jewish, Slavic, Muslim, Gay Lesbian Bisexual and Transgender, Hispanic and African American as well as continuing to strengthen ties amongst the Asian Pacific Islanders.