RON GALPERIN FOR CALIFORNIA STATE CONTROLLER

Meet Ron Galperin

Endorsed By

California State Controller Betty Yee

Los Angeles Times

“an accountant’s eye for detail and a reformer’s creativity.”

Los Angeles Times

“Galperin has stormed the gates at the DWP as well as posting an online accounting of what the city does with its money.”

Los Angeles Times

"GALPERIN HAS STORMED THE GATES AT THE DWP AS WELL AS POSTING AN ONLINE ACCOUNTING OF WHAT THE CITY DOES WITH ITS MONEY."

As the son of immigrants and of a Holocaust survivor, Ron is L.A.’s first Citywide-elected LGBTQ+ official. As Controller, Ron has worked to ensure public dollars are spent transparently, efficiently, and equitably.

As the Los Angeles Controller, Ron serves as the people’s elected watchdog, overseeing and rooting out waste of the city’s $11.2 billion dollar budget and supervising payroll for more than 40,000 city employees.

Ron built a reputation as a leading voice for government reform as a small business owner and journalist for the L.A. Times and the L.A. Daily News. Through his work, Ron saw firsthand how transparency can spur government reform and change public policy.  

Los Angeles voters first elected Ron in 2013, where despite being outspent 2-1, Ron beat an entrenched City Hall politician. Ron immediately got to work transforming the office with data and technology, to hold politicians accountable, and to get results from government.

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Over the last eight years, Ron has issued hard-hitting audits and demanded reforms to tackle the most critical issues we face. From exposing billions in ineffective homelessness spending to dramatically increased the amount of money L.A. used for street repairs in neighborhoods throughout the city. Ron has as the L.A. Times described, “an accountant’s eye for detail and a reformer’s creativity.” 

Ron’s leadership has service delivery and achieved measurable improvements in the quality of life of Southern California residents. Ron launched the first open data portal to detail how every tax dollar is spent on goods, services, city employee salaries, and provides metrics to measure how equitably City departments serve communities. At the height of the COVID-19 pandemic, Ron created a comprehensive resource hub for L.A. to track virus testing, and vaccination efforts across the city.

Not afraid to challenge the status quo, Ron has taken on California’s biggest challenges, from affordable housing and public safety, to demanding reforms at the L.A. Department of Water & Power (LADWP). Ron’s audits have addressed illegal dumping, emergency response times, and how best to utilize unused government owned properties. 

Meet Ron

Ron’s recommendations on how government can more efficiently manage your money have received national recognition from good government organizations. Most notably, Galperin’s unflinching reports on homelessness and outreach have demanded urgent action on the most pressing social crisis facing California.

Ron is now running for California State Controller with the credibility and track record to oversee the State’s $262 billion dollar budget and 235,000 state employees. Ron has the experience and commitment to equity to ensure California works for the financial health of all Californians.

Ron and his husband, Rabbi Zachary Shapiro, are the proud parents of young twins – Maya and Eli.

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