LOS ANGELES – A powerful bloc of women leaders from throughout California threw their support behind L.A. Controller Ron Galperin today, citing his experience and commitment to some of the most important issues facing California. Congressmember Julia Brownley, Assemblymember Luz Rivas, Assemblymember Autumn Burke (ret.), Supervisor Janice Hahn, L.A. Councilmember Ruth Galanter (ret.) and the past President of California NOW, Jerilyn Stapleton, all agree Ron is best equipped to be Californian’s next State Controller.
“The job of State Controller affects nearly every facet of life for Californians and it’s vital we address the inequities that continue to make life unequal for far too many in our state,” said L.A. Controller Ron Galperin. “I’ve done the hard work in Los Angeles and will continue ensuring representation for all as State Controller.”
Controller Galperin’s groundbreaking reports on homelessness, public safety, climate change and pay equity sought to change the landscape of Los Angeles. Through hard hitting audits and reports, he uncovered unacceptable gaps in contracting equity among small businesses and those owned by women and/or people of color. He also laid bare inequities in hiring and how city employees are paid, finding that the average woman’s paycheck is about 76% that of the average man’s paycheck.
This group joins State Controller Betty Yee, Assemblymmeber Christy Smith (ret.), L.A. Councilmember Roz Wyman (ret.), Councilmember Nithya Raman, L.A. Councilmember Jan Perry (ret.), LA84 President and CEO Renata Simril and many others.
“Our state needs strong, accountable leaders to protect our environment, stand up for accountability and create a more transparent government. Ron has done that in Los Angeles and I know he’ll do that as our next California Controller. I am proud to support him.” – Congressmember Julia Brownley
“I’m with Ron because he’s been there for us. As L.A. Controller, I’ve seen firsthand how Ron’s tackled some of the most important issues in Southern California, including housing, homelessness and issues of equity. I have no doubt that he will put that same energy toward California Controller as he has for Los Angeles. I am proud to endorse him for State Controller and hope you will join me as well.” – Assemblymember Luz Rivas
“As L.A. Controller, Ron has created the kinds of maps, reports and accountability we need in government. He’s shown he’s ready to do the job on a statewide level and be a champion for equity and transparency. I am proud to support him for State Controller.” – Assemblymember Yvonne Burke (ret.)
“Ron Galperin has been a strong, steady voice for accountability in government. I’ve seen Ron do this important work as Los Angeles’ City Controller and I know he’ll be a bold leader for us all as our next California Controller.” – Supervisor Janice Hahn
“As our next State Controller, Ron will bring his immense talents to clarifying how the government spends your tax money and what you get in return. In his years as City Controller, Ron simultaneously streamlined government and kept the public informed. With Ron as Controller, we will always know where our money is going and why.” – L.A. Councilmember Ruth Galanter (ret.)
“Ron is a forward-thinking leader whose made a career out of holding government accountable and uplifting the values we hold dear. As L.A. Controller, Ron used his platform to be an outspoken ally, working to create equal pay for equal work, contracting equity for women-owned businesses and so much more. I am proud to endorse him for State Controller.” – Former President of California NOW, Jerilyn Stapleton
Controller Galperin continues to receive support from groups and individuals throughout California, including:
- State Controller Betty Yee
- Former State Controller and State Treasurer John Chiang
- United Steelworkers (USW) Local 675
- San Diego Democrats for Equality
- Valley Grassroots for Democracy
- Rep. Brad Sherman (D-30)
- State Sen. Ben Allen (D-Santa Monica)
- Assemblymember Jesse Gabriel (D-Encino)
- Assemblymember Chris Ward (D-San Diego)
- Assemblymember Bill Quirk (D-Hayward)
- Los Angeles County Assessor Jeffrey Prang
- Los Angeles City Councilmember Bob Blumenfield
- Los Angeles City Councilmember Nithya Raman
- Los Angeles City Councilmember Paul Koretz
- Former Assemblymember Christy Smith
- former Executive Director of Equality California Rick Chavez Zbur
- Former L.A. City Controller Rick Tuttle
- Former Los Angeles Councilmember and Former General Manager City of the Los Angeles Economic & Workforce Development Department Jan Perry
- 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 www.ronforcalifornia.com.