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Rep. Ted Lieu endorses state Treasurer John Chiang for California governor

Los Angeles TimesRep. Ted Lieu (D-Torrance) endorsed John Chiang in the governor’s race on Sunday.“John has a strong record of standing up for the common person, taking a different road and getting things done,” Lieu said in statement. “We need a candidate we can trust, one we can relate to, one with the courage to hold others accountable. The future is uncertain but we have an opportunity to leave them in capable hands. We need new leadership that doesn't add to the rhetoric but instead is resistant to policies that take us backwards in the progress we...

Gubernatorial candidate John Chiang makes Long Beach campaign stop

Press TelegramLONG BEACH >> State Treasurer John Chiang toured Long Beach on Saturday, meeting with party activists, visiting the city’s Cambodia Town and receiving endorsements from three past and present Democratic elected officials.Chiang, from Torrance, attended the Long Beach Democratic Women’s Club annual barbecue and was endorsed by Rep. Alan Lowenthal, D-Long Beach, former Long Beach Mayor Bob Foster and Councilman Al Austin.“Long Beach is an example of how diverse communities set the foundation for successful, prosperous and healthy cities,” Chiang said.Chiang also met with state Democratic Party delegates in neighboring Artesia.The tour is part of a...

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...