Former California State Controller John Chiang Endorses Ron Galperin

Tuesday, January 25, 2022

LOS ANGELES – State and City Controller’s – past and present – continue to coalesce around L.A. Controller Ron Galperin who announces today another endorsement in his bid for California Controller. Former State Controller John Chiang lent support to Controller Galperin’s campaign, which also includes support from State Controller Betty Yee, former L.A. Controller Rick Tuttle, among many others throughout California.

“John Chiang knows what it takes to succeed as State Controller and understands that to make our government more accountable and transparent, we must elect people who know how to get the job done,” said L.A. Controller Ron Galperin.” I am honored to have his support and endorsement – not just of my election but of the work I’ve done as City Controller to make government more transparent and equitable.”

“When I served as California’s Controller, one of the most important parts of my job was challenging the status quo. I know that Ron will always stand up for what’s right. As L.A. Controller, Ron has been fearless in challenging the status quo and working to address our State’s greatest challenges. Ron has held public officials accountable and has been an agent for innovation and change in government. I’m proud to support and endorse him to be our California State Controller. His experience and expertise makes him ready to take on the job of State Controller on Day One.” – California Controller and California Treasurer John Chiang (Ret.)

Controller Galperin continues to receive support from groups and individuals throughout California, including:

    • United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675
    • San Diego Democrats for Equality
    • Rep. Brad Sherman (D-30)
    • State Controller Betty Yee
    • Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino)
    • Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego)
    • Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward)
    • State Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica)
    • Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang
    • Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
    • Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman
    • Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
    • Assemblymember Christy Smith (Ret.)
    • Executive Director of Equality California Rick Chavez Zbur (Ret.)
    • L.A. City Controller Rick Tuttle (Ret.)
    • Los Angeles Councilmember and Former General Manager City of the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department Jan Perry (Ret.)
    • California Democratic Party Executive Board Member Mark Gonzalez

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

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