All posts tagged "betty yee"
US Senate 2016: Former Speaker John Perez to co-chair Kamala Harris campaign
Attorney General Kamala Harris‘ robust campaign for U.S. Senate announced another endorsement Wednesday. Former Assembly Speaker John A. Perez is backing Harris and will-co-chair her campaign to succeed Sen. Barbara Boxer. “As Attorney General, she has been a fighter...
- Posted March 5, 2015
State Controller: Betty Yee defeats Ashley Swearengin
Democrat Betty Yee has won the race for California state controller, defeating Republican Ashley Swearengin. With 99.9 percent of precincts reporting at 2:58 a.m., Yee held a 5.4 percent lead over the controversial mayor of Fresno. The race...
- Posted November 5, 2014
State Controller 2014: Ashley Swearengin vs. Betty Yee
In the race for state controller, voters must choose between Ashley Swearengin, the Republican mayor of Fresno, and Democrat Board of Equalization member Betty Yee. What does the controller do? The state controller “makes sure the State’s $100...
- Posted October 31, 2014
City of Fresno has thousands of dollars in unclaimed property at controller’s office
Last week, CalNewsroom.com first reported that GOP controller candidate Ashley Swearengin has unclaimed property at the state controller’s office. “We’re not talking substantial issues here,” Tim Clark, Swearengin’s campaign consultant, told the Fresno Bee. “$16 in unclaimed property —...
- Posted October 23, 2014
Controller candidate has unclaimed property at state controller’s office
In her campaign for state controller, Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin promises to be an effective watchdog. She’s also quick to criticize the current state controller’s performance. “The State Controller’s office has been a disaster,” Swearengin writes on her website....
- Posted October 17, 2014
Controller 2014: Ashley Swearengin goes negative in controller’s race
Ashley Swearengin, the Republican nominee for state controller who has caused strife within her party, has turned to negative attacks against her Democratic opponent, Betty Yee. Yee, who is currently in her second term on the state’s tax board, has earned...
- Posted October 2, 2014
Controller 2014: Prop. 8 supporter Ashley Swearengin now backs gay marriage
Republican Ashley Swearengin, who supported Prop. 8 in 2008, now says that she supports gay marriage. In the years preceding her campaign for state controller, Swearengin had been a vocal supporter of “traditional marriage” and opponent of same-sex marriage. As...
- Posted September 28, 2014
Controller 2014: Betty Yee changes position on high-speed rail
Board of Equalization member Betty Yee has changed her mind about the state’s controversial high-speed rail plan. During the June primary campaign, the Democratic candidate for state controller opposed Gov. Jerry Brown’s plan to build a faster rail connection...
- Posted September 24, 2014
Controller 2014: Betty Yee outraising Ashley Swearengin 2-1 since Press Club snub
Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, who was snubbed last month by the Sacramento Press Club, is outraising her Republican opponent for state controller by a nearly 2-to-1 margin. Since her much-ballyhooed August 26 speech to the...
- Posted September 11, 2014
Ashley Swearengin adds CEO, drops Fresno from ballot designation
Ashley Swearengin, the Republican nominee for state controller, has tinkered with the job description that will appear beneath her name on the November ballot. On Thursday, the California Secretary of State’s office released the certified list of state candidates along with their ballot designations...
- Posted August 29, 2014