The LA Times "Chiang, who served as state controller before being elected treasurer, is trying to run as Brown’s natural pragmatic successor. He can highlight his stewardship of the state’s finances as he bucked the establishment — in 2011, he docked state lawmakers’ pay for failing to pass a balanced budget.”Read More Here
The LA Times "We’re the fiscally responsible progressive. It doesn’t capture everybody’s imagination at the outset,” he said during a luncheon gathering of the Los Angeles Current Affairs Forum. “But as people start thinking and we’re getting huge responses...other candidates in the race were proposing ideas but not explaining how they would pay for them. He said he has a history of accomplishments from his current job and as former controller. He highlighted his work to improve the state’s bond rating, to deal with its pension-funding gap and to help the poor file income taxes for free.“We have an...
The LA Times "Every hour since Donald Trump took office, I find myself saying 'Not on our watch,' " Chiang said.The 54-year-old Democrat from Los Angeles served eight years as the state's controller before being elected treasurer in 2014. He reminded the convention crowd of his fights with former Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger during the state's economic crisis, including a 2008 showdown over whether Chiang should issue paychecks to hundreds of thousands of state workers."I know the ins and outs of how to run this state responsibly," he said. "I have a track record of getting the job done."
The Sacramento Bee “Treasurer John Chiang, the eldest son of immigrant parents and whose sister was murdered, said their religious faith sustained his belief in redemption...Chiang, whose late sister, Joyce, was 28 when she went missing and was found murdered, said the ability to meet organizers’ program priorities often ties back to finances, and making sure there’s enough money in the state budget.“If you don’t understand the state’s finances you can’t support the programs that we so direly and deeply need in California,” Chiang said." Read More Here