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June 30, 2014                                                                              


SAN FRANCISCO – Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee today emerged as the victor of the race for the Democratic nomination for California State Controller.

With all the votes now counted and canvasses completed in all 58 counties, Betty Yee has secured the Democratic nomination for State Controller and will advance to the November general election against Republican Ashley Swearengin.

“I want to thank the voters of California for their trust and support.  I look forward to bringing my extensive finance experience into the office of Controller,” Yee said.  ”I want to congratulate Assembly Speaker Emeritus Perez for his strong and positive campaign and for his leadership in restoring fiscal stability to California.   With the campaign now behind us, I call upon all Democrats to unite in the effort to hold this vital position as California’s Chief Financial Officer.”

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Watch Betty’s State Democratic Convention speech here!


“There is no higher honor than public service”

Welcome, and thank you for visiting my website.

I am running for State Controller because I know strong financial leadership is critical to California’s fiscal health. It is essential to the responsiveness and effectiveness of government in delivering for the people of California.

To the position of Controller serving as your Chief Fiscal Officer, I bring 30 years of public service experience, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy. I have earned the respect as a problem-solver of complex policy issues and have an established record of toughness, fairness, and integrity.

Californians deserve and expect their government to be committed to the highest standards of transparency and accountability. I uphold these standards, understanding that the public’s trust and confidence of their government is paramount.

I have had the wonderful privilege of representing the 9 million Californians in the First District of the State Board of Equalization, home to many of the vibrant industries of California’s economy: biotechnology, health care, high-tech, finance, agriculture, tourism, and more.

As a native Californian serving in these challenging economic times, I still believe California is a place of expanding opportunities through investment in and support of public education, physical infrastructure, innovation and research, and entrepreneurship.

To serve as your next State Controller would be an honor.

Thank you.




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June 3, 2014
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