Betty Yee

For Vice Chair, California Democratic Party

Betty Yee


I am running for Vice Chair because now is time for the California Democratic Party to bridge the disconnect between the lived experiences of Californians and our actions. We need to uplift communities by elevating the voices of emerging leaders with intention and urgency. Diverse leadership in elected offices from school board to State Senate sends the message that our party is dedicated to representation that reflects California. And this leadership must be stewards for our planet and the economic health of our families. Please read more about our campaign.

People ask about why the State Controller would run for Vice Chair of the Democratic Party. I appreciate the question because it lets me tell my story. I was always the underdog. How could the daughter of Chinese immigrants dream to be holding the statewide constitutional office of Controller? The answer is in organizing, reaching out to all corners of the state, listening, and caring. As an elected leader I have always dedicated every bit of my volunteer time to help elect Democrats all over our state. I want to infuse our party with that energy, that determination, and that know-how.

We can ensure the largest Democratic Party in the United States leads in moving forward to rebuild a more just and inclusive economy and society. The bitter divisions we are witnessing across our nation have every potential to take hold more deeply in our state. The actions of this Democratic Party must be grounded by the authentic lived experiences of Californians in all our regions and communities.

It is time for the California Democratic Party to be the standard bearer for true and lasting economic justice and racial equity. Every action we take must build community power and resiliency – and it must happen in every part of our state.

Millions of Californians are depending on us. Millions of Americans are looking to us.

I would be honored to earn your support and vote for Vice Chair of our California Democratic Party.


    Labor Endorsers:

    California Federation of Teachers
    North Bay Labor Council
    San Francisco Labor Council
    San Mateo Central Labor Council
    State Building and Constructions Trades Council

    Individual Endorsers:

    Abra Castle, San Francisco
    Ada Briceno, Democratic Party of Orange County Chair, DNC Member
    Adam Schiff, Congress Member, CD 28
    Adrienne Grey, Trustee, West Valley-Mission CCD
    Agi Kessler, CDP Resolutions Committee Lead Co-chair
    Al Muratsuchi, State Assembly Member
    Alan J. Haffa, Monterey City Council Member
    Alec Schiller, San Diego
    Alyce Brown, San Francisco
    Ammar Campa-Najjar- 50th Congressional District
    Amy Wiwuga (Kazanegras), Tarzana
    Anamarie Avila Farias, Trustee Board Member
    Angelica Tellechea, CoFounder, Natomas Dem Club
    Angelo Farooq, Riverside School Board Member
    Anita Narayana, CDP Executive Board Member
    Anna Caballero, State Senator
    Anne Cameron, Central Committee Member, AD 73
    Anu Natarajan, Former Vice Mayor of Fremont
    Art Torres, CDP Chair Emeritus
    Astrid Zuniga, CDP E-board Member
    Augustin Beltran, N. CA Carpenters Regional Council
    Ava Chiao- Teacher/Santa Clara
    Barbara F Leary, Democratic Party Sacramento County
    Basil Kimbrew, Victorville
    Basim Elkarra, CDP Affirmative Action Committee lead Co-chair
    Bill Monroe, CDP Region 1 East Director
    Bobbiejean Anderson, LACDP and CDP E-board Member
    Bonnie Shatun, Sherman Oaks
    Brendalynn Goodall, ACDCC Member
    Brian Conley, Big Bear Lake
    Brian Maienschein, State Assembly Member
    Brian T. Murtha, Santa Cruz
    Brigette Hunley, CDP Computer and Internet Caucus Chair
    Brodie Hilp, President of the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
    Bob Alvarado, N. CA Carpenters Regional Council Executive Officer
    Cara Robin, Los Angeles
    Carol Garvey- Santa Clara Central Committee
    Carol Reed Toms, Concord
    Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, State Assembly Member
    Cedrik Zemitis, Bishop
    Catherine Romley, Bakersfield
    Ces Rosales, Policy Issues Chair, CDP Women’s Caucus
    Cheryl McKinley Shasta Central Committee
    Cheryl Renee Elliott, San Joaquin DCC Chair
    Chelsea Bonini, San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee
    Cheryl Cook, Former Pleasanton Council Member
    Cheryl Renee Eliot- San Joaquin Central Committee
    Chih-Wu Chang, Carlsbad
    Christy Smith, Former State Assembly Member
    Christine McGinnis, Danville
    Cindy Wu, Mountain View School District Board Member
    Claire Fitiausi, Former Kings County Democratic Party Chair
    Coco Raner-Walter, Ben Lomond.
    Connie Leyva, State Senator
    Connye Thomas, Los Angeles
    Cottie Petrie-Norris, State Assembly Member
    D. Dianne Landeros, Redlands
    Dan Jacobson, Tustin
    Daniel Tamm, CDP E-board, 46th AD
    Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento Mayor
    Darrow Sprague, Member, Democratic Party of Sacramento County
    David Campos, San Francisco DCCC Chair
    David Chiu, State Assembly Member
    Dave Gillotte, IAFF Local 1014 President
    David Hyman, County Central Committee Member, 46th AD
    David Troxel, Sacramento
    Deborah Scarborough, San Luis Obispo DCCC Member, District 1
    Debra Broner, CDP Region 1 West Director
    Debra Pearson, AD 25 Representative
    Denise Penn, San Clemente
    DeniAntionette Mazingo, Esq.
    Derek Devermont, DNC Member
    Diana Love, CDP, Region 9 Regional Director
    Diana Prola, San Leandro School Board Trustee
    Diane Wallace, Manhattan Beach
    Dillon Savory, Fresno
    Dion Aroner, Berkeley Former Assemblywoman
    Dinah Frieden, Assembly Delegate
    Dolores Huerta, Bakersfield
    Doris Dent, AD 45 Delegate
    Dotty LeMieux, Fairfax
    Doug Kessler, Selma
    Eleanor Moses, Albany, CA
    Elizabeth Badger, Winnetka
    Elle (Ellen) Kurpiewski, Rancho Mirage
    Ellen Debach Riley, Placer County Delegate
    Elvira Harris, Rancho Cucamunga
    Eric Sunderland, CDP Region 3 Director
    Eric Overholt, San Diego
    Erma Hall-Wood
    Eva Hoffman-Murry, Bellflower
    Faisal Qazi AD 65 ADEM
    Florice Orea Hoffman, CDP Region 17 Chair
    Fran Sdao, Chair Emeritus, Democratic Party of Orange County
    Frank Lima, VP of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
    Frank D. Russo, Former Democratic Party Chair Alameda Co.
    Fred Ross, Berkeley
    Gail Gaston, Elected Member, Fresno County DCC
    Gail Willis, Los Angeles
    Gary F. Jimenez, AD18 Delegate
    George Bates, Chair Trinity County DCC
    George Perezvelez, Berkeley
    Gerald Cochran, Retired Del Norte County Assessor
    Gil Dong, Oakland
    Gino Kwok, HLPUSD School Board Member
    Guy Strahl, Elected Member, Democratic Party of Sacramento County
    Hala Hijazi, San Francisco
    Hans Johnson, Los Angeles
    Harley Rouda, Former Congress Member, CD 48
    Harpreet Sandhu- Contra Costa Central Committee
    Heidi M Hall, Chair, Nevada County Board of Supervisors
    Helen Chapman, Secretary, SCCDP
    Helen Conly, Delegate Ventura County Democratic Central Committee
    Helen Wolter, Elected Member, San Mateo County DCC
    Hene Kelly, CDP Region 6 Director and Disabilities Caucus Chair
    Henry Lo, Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem
    Henry Stern, State Senator
    Hala Hijazi, San Francisco, CA
    Holly Mitchell, State Senator, Los Angeles County Supervisor-elect
    Howard Wayne, San Diego
    Hussam Ayloush, Corona
    Jackie Smith, State Assembly District 6 Candidate
    James Farley, Alameda County Democratic Central 20th AD
    Jamie Beutler, El Dorado Hills
    Janet Bell, Auburn, CA
    Janet Cox, Appointed AD 15 Rep
    Janice Burstin, Laguna Woods
    Jim Beall, Former State Senator
    Jeffrey Blair, Salinas
    Jeff Prang, Assessor, County of Los Angeles
    Jeff Tyrrell, County & State Central Committee Delegate
    Jerilyn Stapleton, Co-Chair Legislative Committee
    Jerome Pandell, Alamo
    Jerry Castañon Sr., Former Dixon Council Member
    Jim Gonzalez, Former San Francisco Supervisor<
    Jim Prola, Former San Leandro Vice Mayor
    Joan Dunn, Sacramento
    John Burton, CDP Chair Emeritus
    John Gooding, Emeryville
    John Harabedian, Sierra Madre Mayor Pro Tem
    John Laird, State Senator
    John MacMurray, La Habra
    Jordan Eldridge- CDP Executive Board
    Josh Becker, State Senator
    Josh Donner 44th AD
    Joy O’Connell AD 1 ADEM
    Joy Frew, Fallbrook
    Joy Sterling, CDP Rural Caucus Chair
    Juan Uranga, Salinas, SD 12 Delegate
    Judy Chu, Congress Member, CD 27
    Judy Pipkin, Director SCCDP
    Julie D. Soo, San Francisco
    Julie Olsen, Valencia
    Justin Ramirez, Long Beach
    Karalee Hargrove AD 42 ADEM
    Kari Birdseye, Benicia
    Katha Hartley AD 16 ADEM
    Kathy Neal, Oakland
    Katie Ricklefs, Contra Costa DCC First Vice Chair
    Kerri Asbury, Sacramento
    Kevin McClarty, Elected Member, Stanislaus County DCC, Dist. 3 Member
    Kevin McNamara, Solano County DCC
    Kevin Mullin, State Assembly Member
    Khin Khin Gyi, Culver City
    Laura Anderson, Davis
    Leah K. Herzberg, Elected Member, LACDP AD 45 and CDP E-board
    Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor
    Linda Moulton-Patterson, Former Huntington Beach Mayor
    Linda S Wah, PCC Board of Trustees
    Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Council, District 5
    Lizet Angulo, Victorville
    Lorena Gonzalez, State Assembly Member
    Lori Anzini El Dorado Central Committee
    Lou LaMonte, Former Malibu Mayor
    Lynette P. Henley, Solano County DCC and CDP Region 2 Director
    Marcia Hanscom, Playa Del Rey
    Marilyn Riley, San Diego County Democratic Party, AD71
    Maria Patterson- San Joaquin Central Committee- SEIU 1000
    Mark Malouf AD 10 ADEM
    Mark Ramos, CDP Region 11 Director
    Mark Stone, State Assembly Member
    Mark Strubbe, Asst. Treasurer, Calaveras County DCC
    Marsha Conant, Fresno
    Martha Camacho Rodriguez, Downey
    Martha McClure, Former Del Norte Supervisor
    Matt Haney, San Francisco Supervisor
    Matthew M. Campos, Rev., GCDF, Morongo Valley CSD Director
    Maureen Steiner, Coronado
    Maxie Juzang, Tarzana
    Max Perrey, Mill Valley
    Meyer Bendavid, Alternate Democratic Central Committee
    Michael Barnett, Oakland
    Michael Colbruno, Port of Oakland Commissioner
    Michael Evans, Former Fresno County Democratic Party Chair
    Michael Kusiak, Castro Valley Unified School District Trustee
    Michael Nye, Contra Costa County Democratic Central Committee
    Michele (Mickey) Laws, Mountain Bears Dem Club President, SBCDCC
    Michele Reed, AD 54
    Mike Levin, Congress Member, CD 49
    Mike McGuire, State Senator
    Molly A. Muro, DPOC Member
    Molly Watson
    Monica Brown, Solano County Supervisor
    Monique Limon, State Senator
    Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
    Nancy Skinner, State Senator
    Natalie Higley AD 4 ADEM
    Nathaniel Epstein, Lake Forest
    Nick Akers, Burlingame
    Nina Sharky, Alhambra
    Pamela Aguilar, Concord
    Patricia Brown JD, Fresno County DCC Member #3
    Patrick Dowd Weiss, ADEM 42 Delegate
    Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County Supervisor
    Patty Berg, Former State Assemblywoman
    Patty Cappelluti, Fresno
    Paul Cohen, DCC of Marin County Chair
    Paula Bauer, Vallejo
    Peggye Jackson, AD55 Delegate, President, Tri Counties Democratic Club
    Peter Chiu- CDP Eboard
    Prameela Bartholomeusz, AD 24 Delegate
    Primo Castro, CDP Region 15 Director
    Raj Salwan, Fremont City Council Member
    Raymond J Bishop, Chair, CDP Business & Professional Caucus
    Ramon Espinal, San Diego
    Reggie Jones-Sawyer, State Assembly Member
    Renee Nahum, Los Angeles
    Rhodesia Ransom, Tracy City Council Member
    Rita Saenz, Sacramento
    Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor
    Robert Grand, San Diego County DCC Member
    Robert Handy, Santa Barbara
    Robert Hunter, Castaic
    Robert Rivas, State Assembly Member
    Robin Torello, Alameda Clunty DCC Chair
    Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller
    Rudy Espinoza-Murray
    Ruth Carter, Chair, CDP Senior Caucus Chair
    Ruth Hull, Santa Ana
    Ruth Musser-Lopez, Needles, CA
    Sal Roselli, NUHW President
    Dr. Samila Amanyraoufpoor, CFA Dominguez Hills Political Action Chair
    S. Scott Mayers, Venice
    Sandra Lowe, DNC Member
    Sandra Sanchez, Pasadena
    Sanobar Baig, AD 55 Delegate
    Sean Boyd, Fresno
    Sergio Carrillo, CDP Region 16 Chair
    Sharon Quirk-Silva, State Assembly Member
    Shawn Kumagai, Dublin City Council Member
    Shawn Terris, Ventura
    Dr. Shirley Weber, Secretary of State
    Stephen Gale, Santa Rosa
    Steve Blount, North Orange County Community College District Trustee
    Steve Bradford, State Senator
    Sue Hamill, Walnut Creek
    Sue Higgins, Oakley Vice Mayor
    Susan Pfeifer, ADEM E-board Delegate
    Susan Rowe, Madera County Democratic Party Chair
    Susanne (Sue) Gallagher, Los Molinos
    Susanne Gundy, Member, Tulare County Democratic Central Committee
    Susie Shannon, DNC Member
    Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero, Tulare
    Suzann Reina, County Central Committee 36th AD
    Sydney Kamlager, State Assembly Member
    Sylvia Lopez, Chairperson, Sierra County Democrats
    Taisha Brown, CDP Black Caucus Chair
    Ted Perle, Lake Forest
    Thomas O’Shaughnessy, CDP Irish American Caucus Chair
    Thomas Wong, San Gabriel Valley MWD Director
    Tim Paulson, CDP Labor Caucus Chair
    Tim Sbranti- Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board
    Tom Hallinan, Ceres, CA
    Tom Umberg, State Senator
    Valerie Amezcua, Santa Ana USD Vice President
    Val Muchowski, Mendocino Women’s Political Coalition Chair
    Waymond Fermon, City of Indio Mayor Pro-Tem
    Wendy Bloom, Member Alameda County Central Committee AD 15
    Xavier Martinez, Sacramento
    Yvonne Walker, SEIU Local 1000 President
    Yvonne Wheeler, AFGE National Representative

About Betty

Betty Yee is the chief financial officer of California, the 5th largest economy in the world.

She is a tough, innovative, and fiercely independent fiscal watchdog who is on our side, delivering results. Leading independent audits of state and local governments, Betty has shined a light on $4 billion in misuse of taxpayer funds. Taking on big life insurers, Betty compelled them to pay death benefits to surviving loved ones and held them accountable.

Betty Yee. On Our Side.

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