CANDIDATE STATEMENTS BY OFFICE
- As the state’s chief fiscal officer, acts as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.
- Administers the state payroll system and unclaimed property laws.
- Serves on numerous boards and commissions including the Board of Equalization and the Board of Control.
- Conducts audits and reviews of state operations.
|P.O. Box 1371
Thousand Oaks, CA 91358
The politicians are arguing about raising taxes, but I’m going to tell you the secret they don’t want you to know. If we cut the waste, fraud, and corruption out of the bureaucracy—and required those applying for state programs to provide proof of citizenship—we could balance our budget, fix our roads, protect our neighborhoods, and pay our teachers what they deserve, without raising taxes. As your Controller, I’ll audit the bloated LA Unified School District, and I’ll see to it that students are learning to read, write, and speak English. Am I willing to fight for you? Absolutely. During the energy crisis, when the politicians were afraid to rock the boat, I sued Gray Davis over his secret contracts with the energy companies—and won. I’ve led the battle to eliminate the double taxation on gasoline. And when others were going along with multi-billion dollar budget deficits, I led the fight to restore accountability and common sense. I am endorsed by California’s major taxpayer organizations because they know that I won’t back down when your tax dollars are at stake. Waste hurts us all. It robs our classrooms, shortchanges our teachers, and leaves us all stranded in traffic. As your Controller, I’ll take on the bureaucracy in every area of government, from welfare to the DMV to our public health system. You work hard for your money, and you have a right to have your tax dollars spent honestly. You can help by visiting www.TonyStrickland.com.
| P.O. Box 16025
Oakland, CA 94610
I now see more hope for California than I have for a long time. I see many people fed up and turning to positive action. As my contribution, I would like to serve as your State Controller. The Controller is the state’s bookkeeper, the one who reports to the citizens who elected her exactly how their money is being managed. My over 20 years in financial systems—investments, pension funds, union dues accounting, real estate loans—prepare me for the job. My lifelong commitment to saner ways of living prepares me to ensure that California’s budget is in line with California’s values. Imagine a Controller who understands that a great environment and great economy work together, not in opposition. A Green Controller understands that crime prevention not only keeps the public safer than ever-expanding prisons, it also saves money we can use toward regaining our world-class educational system. In healthcare we can shift from exorbitant administrative costs, and worse and worse healthcare for fewer people, to healthcare for all at less cost. I support electoral reform, including ranked choice voting (instant runoff), to open up our elections, improve our democracy, and lower costs. For details of why I have hope, please see my website www.laurawells.org. This year, join the momentum toward real change.
|600 Playhouse Alley #504
Pasadena, CA 91101
California needs a Controller to slam shut corporate tax loopholes and insist that the oil and insurance companies pay their fair share. California needs a Controller to simplify taxes for middle class families and make it easy to calculate and pay taxes online. California needs a Controller to ensure our schools have the resources to prepare our children for a more competitive world. That’s why I am running for State Controller. For 20 years I have fought for fair state tax and sound fiscal policies. After graduating with a degree in Finance and then a Law Degree from Georgetown, I worked as a policy advisor to the California State Controller’s office. As a member and chair of the Board of Equalization and the State Franchise Tax Board I am a strong voice for taxpaying families and small businesses. I use my tax policy expertise to stand up to corporate lawyers and demand an end to special interest tax giveaways. I know how to audit and expose wasteful government spending to ensure our tax money is spent on vital services. The San Francisco Chronicle said that my experience gives me “a solid foundation to become what is essentially the state’s chief financial officer.” The Sacramento Bee called me “one of the finest young prospects the Democratic Party has produced in recent years.” I will fight for full funding for quality schools. That’s why I am endorsed by California’s classroom teachers. For more information: www.ChiangforCalifornia.com
|ELIZABETH CERVANTES BARRÓN
Peace and Freedom Party
|1720 Main Street
Venice, CA 90291
Raise taxes on the rich; lower taxes on workers.
|13446 Poway Road #202
Poway, CA 92064
Control spending, not people. Protect taxpayers, not special interests.
|The order of the candidates is determined by random alphabet drawing. Statements on this page were supplied by the candidates and have not been checked for accuracy. Each statement was voluntarily submitted by the candidate and is printed at the expense of the candidate. Candidates who did not submit statements could otherwise be qualified to appear on the ballot.|
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