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John Chiang is the no-drama candidate for governor in the Trump era, and you’re probably saying his name wrong

Los Angeles TimesIt took decades for John Chiang to hustle into the top ranks of California politics, and he relished all the schmoozing along the way.On Lunar New Year, Chiang turned up at a firecracker party in Westminster. Weeks later, he woke early for a cattlemen’s breakfast in Sacramento. When the Fresno Rotary Club sought a luncheon speaker, Chiang made time.His nonstop networking has paid dividends. He won five elections in a rout, most recently in 2014 for state treasurer.Yet to many Californians, Chiang is just a vaguely familiar name, often mispronounced. (It’s Chung, not Chang.) It...

At Comic-Con, California treasurer John Chiang explains what infrastructure repair has to do with superhero movies

Los Angeles TimesComic-Con is, at its root, an escapist event for fans and obsessives of pop culture. This year it made room for public policy wonks as well.In a lively panel called "Who Cleans Up the Mess?" at the conference Saturday morning in San Diego, a collection of politicians and civil servants looked at how civic life would be different if the dazzling superhero battles seen in blockbusters year after year came to life.Among them was California Treasurer and gubernatorial candidate John Chiang, who used "X-Men" footage as a jumping-off point to talk about the need for...

Banking on a Better Pot System

Voice of San DiegoMarijuana might be legal in California, but banks and other financial institutions are still off limits to marijuana business owners. That’s because marijuana remains illegal in the eyes of the federal government. No access to banks means pot businesses go without basic finance operations, like opening a checking or savings account, wiring funds or accessing lines of credit.State Treasurer John Chiang, who’s also a candidate for governor, formed the Cannabis Banking Working Group to explore options for banking and regulating a budding industry that some expect to produce more than $6 billion in...

Gubernatorial Candidate, John Chiang Speaks to Planned Parenthood and Run Women Run about the Importance of More Women Running for Public Office

Pasadena, CA – Gubernatorial candidate John Chiang will be the honorary guest speaker at an annual event hosted by Planned Parenthood and “Men of Run Women Run.”  “Men of Run Women Run” is an appreciative event for male leaders who are standing side by side with women as they seek to run for public office and breaking down the barriers women face as they run in their quest for equity in California and in our country.On the evening of Friday, July 14th, Chiang will speak as the honorary guest for the annual Men of Run Women Run event."John Chiang...