Equality California Stands with Ron Galperin for California Controller

Thursday, February 24, 2022

LOS ANGELES – Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced today its resounding endorsement of Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin, a leading candidate for California Controller.

“Equality California is proud to endorse Ron Galperin for State Controller,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “In Los Angeles, Ron has ensured public dollars are spent transparently, efficiently and equitably while ensuring LGBTQ+ people are counted for in data that shows the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19, homelessness, and food insecurity. California needs Ron’s experience and credibility to safeguard taxpayer dollars – and to strengthen the financial health of all Californians.”

In accepting the endorsement, Controller Galperin, the first citywide LGBT elected official in Los Angeles history, said:

“As Los Angeles’ first and only openly gay citywide elected official, I know how much representation matters. I’m proud to have the support of EQCA because we share a commitment for inclusion and for equity. As Los Angeles Controller, I’ve made it a priority to support, protect, and uplift our LGBTQI community, providing resources and assistance, advocacy and leadership – promoting values of inclusivity, equality, equity, and progress. I will do the same as California Controller and am thrilled to have EQCA help us build on our winning momentum.”

EQCA joins a wide ranging list of supporters, including:

  • State Controller Betty Yee
  • Former State Controller and State Treasurer John Chiang
  • United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675
  • Painters & Allied Trades District Council 36
  • San Diego Democrats for Equality
  • Valley Grassroots for Democracy
  • Avance Democratic Club
  • Rep. Tony Cardenas (D-29)
  • Rep. Howard Berman (ret.)
  • Rep. Julia Brownley (D-26)
  • Rep. Jimmy Gomez (D-34)
  • Rep. Alan Lowenthal (D-47)
  • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-30)
  • Rep. Mark Takano (D-41)
  • Rep. Howard Waxman (ret.)
  • State Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica)
  • State Sen. Dave Min (D-Irvine)
  • State Sen. Josh Newman (D-Fullerton)
  • Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino)
  • Assemblymember Al Muratsuchi (D-Torrance)
  • Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward)
  • Assemblymember Sharon Quirk-Silva (D-Fullerton)
  • Assemblymember Luz Rivas (D-Arleta)
  • Assemblymember Miguel Santiago (D-Los Angeles)
  • Assemblymember Susan Talamantes Eggman (D-Stockton)
  • Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego)
  • Assemblymember Autumn Burke (ret.)
  • Assemblymember Christy Smith (ret.)
  • Mayor Eric Garcetti
  • L.A. City Controller Wendy Greuel (ret.)
  • L.A. City Controller Rick Tuttle (ret.)
  • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Monica Rodriguez
  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Jan Perry (ret.)
  • Former Executive Director of Equality California Rick Chavez Zbur
  • California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Mark Gonzalez
  • Past President of California NOW, Jerilyn Stapleton

The son of immigrants and of a Holocaust survivor, Galperin is L.A.’s first Citywide-elected LGBTQ official. As L.A. Controller, Galperin has worked to ensure public dollars are spent transparently, efficiently, and equitably. Galperin’s leadership has improved service delivery and achieved measurable results. Galperin launched the first open data portal to detail how every tax dollar is spent on goods, services, salaries, and provides metrics to measure how equitably City departments serve communities. For more information, visit www.ronforcalifornia.com.

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