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.



    United States Senators

    Hon. Alex Padilla, Senator California

    State Constitutional Officers

    Hon. Dr. Shirley Weber, Secretary of State
    Hon. Tony Thurmond, State Superintendent of Public Instruction
    Hon. Antonio Vasquez, BOE District 3
    Hon. Malia Cohen, BOE District 2
    Hon. Mike Schaefer BOE District 4


    Speaker Nancy Pelosi
    Hon. Adam Schiff, Congress Member, CD 28
    Hon. Brad Sherman, Congress Member, CD 30
    Hon. Eric Swalwell, Congress Member, CD 15
    Hon. Harley Rouda, Former Congress Member, CD 48
    Hon. Jackie Speier, CD 14
    Hon. Jim Costa, CD 16
    Hon. John Garamendi, CD 3
    Hon. Juan Vargas, Congress Member CD 51
    Hon. Judy Chu, Congress Member, CD 27
    Hon. Julia Brownley, CD 26
    Hon. Lou Correa, Congress Member, CD 46
    Hon. Lucille Roybal-Allard, CD 40
    Hon. Mark DeSaulnier, Congressman, CD 11
    Hon. Mark Takano, Congress Member, CD 41
    Hon. Mike Levin, Congress Member, CD 49
    Hon. Mike Thompson, CD 5
    Hon. Nanette Barragán, Congress Member, CD 44
    Hon. Ted Lieu, Congress Member, CD 33
    Hon. Tony Cardenas, CD 29
    Hon. Zoe Lofgren, CD 19

    State Senate

    Hon. Anna Caballero, State Senator
    Hon. Ben Allen, State Senator
    Hon. Carole Migden, State Senator (ret.)
    Hon. Dave Min, State Senator
    Hon. Henry Stern, State Senator
    Hon. John Laird, State Senator
    Hon. Josh Becker, State Senator
    Hon. Loni Hancock, Former State Senator
    Hon. Maria Elena Durazo, State Senator
    Hon. Mike McGuire, State Senator
    Hon. Monique Limon, State Senator
    Hon. Nancy Skinner, State Senator
    Hon. Steve Bradford, State Senator
    Hon. Susan Eggman, State Senator
    Hon. Sydney Kamlager, State Senator
    Hon. Tom Umberg, State Senator

    State Assembly

    Hon. Al Muratsuchi, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Art Torres, CDP Chair Emeritus and DNC Member
    Hon. Brian Maienschein, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Christy Smith, Former State Assembly Member
    Hon. Cottie Petrie-Norris, State Assembly Member
    Hon. David Chiu, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Dion Aroner, Former Assembly Member
    Hon. Ed Chau, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Eloise Reyes, Former Assembly Member
    Hon. James Wood, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Jesse Gabriel, State Assembly Member
    Hon. John Perez, Assembly Speaker Emeritus and DNC Member
    Hon. Kevin Mullin, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Laura Friedman, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Lorena Gonzalez, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Marc Levine, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Mark Stone, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Patrick O’Donnell, State Assemby Member
    Hon. Patty Berg, State Assemblywoman (ret)
    Hon. Reggie Jones-Sawyer, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Richard Bloom, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Robert Rivas, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Rudy Salas, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Sabrina Cervantes
    Hon. Sharon Quirk-Silva, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Tasha Boerner-Horvath, State Assembly Member
    Hon. Tom Ammiano, State Assembly Member (ret)
    Hon. Tom Daly, State Assembly Member


    Hon. Linda Moulton-Patterson, Former Huntington Beach Mayor
    Hon. Adrienne Grey, Trustee, West Valley-Mission CCD
    Hon. Alan J. Haffa, Monterey City Council Member
    Hon. Angelo Farooq, Riverside School Board Member
    Hon. Anu Natarajan, Former Vice Mayor of Fremont
    Hon. B. Teri Burns, Former Trustee Natomas USD
    Hon. Bevan Dufty, BART Director, District 9
    Hon. Bobbie Singh, Elk Grove Mayor
    Hon. Chelsea Bonini, San Mateo County Board of Education Trustee
    Hon. Cheryl Cook Kalio, Former Pleasanton Council Member
    Hon. Cindy Wu, Mountain View School District Board Member
    Hon. Claudia Perez, Orange County Planning Commissioner District 4
    Hon. Dan Kalb, Oakland City Councilmember
    Hon. Daniel Parra Councilman, City of Fowler
    Hon. Darrell Steinberg, Sacramento Mayor
    Hon. Diana Becton, Contra County District Attorney
    Hon. Diana Prola, San Leandro School Board Trustee
    Hon. Don Saylor, Yolo County Supervisor
    Hon. Elizabeth Lise, Councilmember City of Waterford
    Hon. Eric Garcetti, Mayor of Los Angeles
    Hon. Farrah Khan, Irvine Mayor
    Hon. Gerald Cochran, Retired Del Norte County Assessor
    Hon. Gil Cedillo, Los Angeles City Council Member
    Hon. Gino Kwok, HLPUSD School Board Member
    Hon. Heidi M Hall, Chair, Nevada County Board of Supervisors
    Hon. Henry Lo, Monterey Park Mayor Pro Tem
    Hon. Hilda Solis, Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Hon. Holly Mitchell, Los Angeles County Supervisor
    Hon. Jean Mariani, Director Novato Sanitary District
    Hon. Jeff Prang, Assessor, County of Los Angeles
    Hon. Jerry Castañon Sr., Former Dixon Council Member
    Hon. Jim Gonzalez, Former San Francisco Supervisor
    Hon. Jim Prola, Former San Leandro Vice Mayor
    Hon. Joe Britt, Chair Rialto City Commission for Recreations and Parks
    Hon. John Coleman, Board of Directors East Bay Municipal Utility District
    Hon. John Harabedian, Sierra Madre Mayor Pro Tem
    Hon. Jose Alcala, Riverside- Trustee Riverside Community College
    Hon. Karin Strasser Kauffman, Monterey County Supervisor (ret.)
    Hon. Karin Strasser Kauffman, Monterey County Supervisor (ret.)
    Hon. Kerri Condley, Board Member Morongo Unified School District
    Hon. Kimberly Warmsley, Stockton City Council
    Hon. Libby Schaaf, Oakland Mayor
    Hon. Lisa Middleton, Palm Springs City Council, District 5
    Hon. Lou LaMonte, Former Malibu Mayor
    Hon. Martha McClure, Former Del Norte Supervisor
    Hon. Mary Strobridge, Cuesta Community College Trustee
    Hon. Matt Haney, San Francisco Supervisor
    Hon. Matthew M. Campos, Rev., GCDF, Morongo Valley CSD Director
    Hon. Mia Bonta, School Board Member, Alameda
    Hon. Michael Colbruno, Port of Oakland Commissioner
    Hon. Michael Kusiak, Castro Valley Unified School District Trustee
    Hon. Monica Brown, Solano County Supervisor
    Hon. Monica Rodriguez, Los Angeles City Councilmember
    Hon. Monica Wilson, Antioch Mayor Pro Tem
    Hon. Nancy O’Malley, Alameda County District Attorney
    Hon. Nathan Fletcher, San Diego Board of Supervisors
    Hon. Otto Lee, Supervisor Santa Clara
    Hon. Patricia Kernighan, Oakland City Councilmember (ret.)
    Hon. Patrick Kennedy, Sacramento County Supervisor
    Hon. Raj Salwan, Fremont City Council Member
    Hon. Rhodesia Ransom, Tracy City Council Member
    Hon. Robert Garcia, Long Beach Mayor
    Hon. Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller
    Hon. Santos Garcia, Madera Mayor
    Hon. Shawn Kumagai, Dublin City Council Member
    Hon. Steve Blount, North Orange County Community College District Trustee
    Hon. Sunny Zia, Long Beach City College Trustee
    Hon. Tammy Kim, Vice Mayor City of Irvine
    Hon. Thomas Wong, San Gabriel Valley MWD Director
    Hon. Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson, Vallecitos Water District Board
    Hon. Tim Sbranti- Chabot-Las Positas Community College Board
    Hon. Tyler Mackey, Pinedale Co. Water District
    Hon. Valerie Amezcua, Santa Ana USD Vice President
    Hon. Waymond Fermon, City of Indio Mayor Pro-Tem

    Democratic Party Leaders and Organizations

    Ada Briceno, Orange County DCC Chair, DNC Member
    Alejandro Carillo, CDP Region 4 Director
    Brigette Hunley, CDP Computer and Internet Caucus Chair
    Brodie Hilp, President of the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club
    Carolyn Fowler, Women’s Caucus Vice Chair
    CDP Black Caucus
    CDP Chicano Latino Caucus
    Cheryl Renee Elliott, San Joaquin DCC Chair
    Christine Pelosi, CDP Women’s Caucus Chair
    Coco Raner-Walter, Chair Santa Cruz Central Committee
    David Campos, San Francisco DCCC Chair
    Debra Broner, CDP Region 1 West Director
    Derek Devermont, DNC Member
    Diana Love, CDP, Region 9 Regional Director
    Dr. Amy Champ, CDP Rural Caucus Regional Director
    Eric Sunderland, Region 3 Director
    Florice Orea Hoffman, CDP Region 17 Director
    Fran Sdao, Chair Emeritus, Democratic Party of Orange County
    Fresno County Democratic Women’s Club
    Fresno Stonewall Democratic Club
    G. Anthony Phillips, Napa County Chair
    George Bates, Chair Trinity County DCC
    Hene Kelly, CDP Region 6 Director, Disabilities Caucus Chair
    Hon. Art Torres (ret.) Former CDP Chair
    Hon. John Burton (ret), Former CDP Chair
    Jillynn Molina-Williams, Chair Veteran’s Caucus
    Joy Sterling, CDP Rural Caucus Chair
    Karen Smith Araujo, Monterey County Chair
    Katha Hartley President Democrats of Rossmoor
    Katie Ricklefs, Contra Costa Central Committee Chair
    Lori Anzini El Dorado Central Committee
    Los Angeles County Democratic Party
    Lynette P. Henley, CDP Region 2 Director
    Lynne Atkins, Mendocino Chair
    Mark Ramos, CDP Region 11 Director
    Michele (Mickey) Laws, Mountain Bears Dem Club President, SBCDCC
    Monterey County Renters United
    Pat Sabo- Sonoma County Chair
    Paul Cohen, DCC of Marin County Chair
    Peggye Jackson, President, Tri Counties Democratic Club
    Primo Castro, CDP Region 15 Director
    Raymond J Bishop, Chair, CDP Business & Professional Caucus
    Ruben Zarate, Chair Fresno County Democratic Central Committee
    Ruth Carter, Chair, CDP Senior Caucus Chair
    San Diego County Democratic Party
    San Francisco Democratic Party
    San Francisco Latinx Democratic Club
    Sandra Lowe, DNC Member
    Santa Monica Democratic Club
    Sean Rivas,President Democratic Party of San Fernando Valley
    Sergio Carrillo, CDP Region 16 Director
    Susan Rowe, Madera County Democratic Party Chair
    Susie Shannon, DNC Member
    Sylvia Lopez, Chairperson, Sierra County Democrats
    Taisha Brown, CDP Black Caucus Chair
    Tim Paulson, CDP Labor Caucus Chair
    Tulare County Democratic Party
    United Democrats of the San Gabriel Valley
    Val Muchowski, Mendocino Women’s Political Coalition Chair
    West Hollywood-Beverly Hills Democratic Club
    William Monroe, CDP Region 1 East Director

    Labor Endorsers

    Dolores Huerta
    California Federation of Teachers
    California Professional Firefighters
    State Building and Constructions Trades Council
    National Union of Healthcare Workers NUHW
    United Food and Commercial Workers Local 5
    SEIU – United Healthcare Workers
    SEIU 2015
    UNITE HERE Local 11
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 7
    International Brotherhood of Teamsters Joint Council 42
    North Bay Labor Council
    Santa Clara and San Benito Building and Constructions Trades Council
    San Diego Labor Democratic Club
    San Francisco Building and Construction Trades Council
    San Francisco Firefighters Local 798 Executive Board
    San Francisco Labor Council
    San Mateo Central Labor Council
    Santa Clara Building and Constructions Trades Council
    South Bay Labor Council
    Bob Alvarado, N. CA Carpenters Regional Council
    Augustin Beltran, N. CA Carpenters Regional Council
    Dave Gillotte, IAFF Local 1014 President
    Sal Rosselli, NUHW President
    Yvonne Walker, SEIU Local 1000 President
    Yvonne Wheeler, AFGE National Representative
    Frank Lima, VP of the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF)
    Astrid Zuniga, President Stanislaus and Tuolumne Central Labor Council
    Brian Rice, President California Professional Firefighters
    Chris Snyder, Political Director Operating Engineers Local 3
    Dillon Savory, Fresno- Madera-Tulare-Kings Central Labor Council
    Gloria Alvarado, Orange County Labor Federation
    Tim Paulson, Chair CDP Labor Caucus

    Grassroots Endorsers

    Abra Castle
    Adalgisa Tamayo
    Aisha Wahab
    Alec Schiller
    Alejandro Padilla
    Alexander Salazar
    Allison Beggs
    Alton Reed
    Alyce Brown
    Ammar Campa-Najjar
    Amy Wiwuga (Kazanegras)
    Andrea Reyna
    Angelica Lopez
    Angelica Tellechea
    Ann Katzburg
    Arthur Calloway
    Ashleigh Aitken
    Ashley-Jane Bettas-Alcala
    Audrey Denney
    Austin Lynch
    Ava Chiao
    Aziz Akbari
    Barbara Crème
    Barbara Leary
    Barbara Standley
    Basil Kimbrew
    Benny Lee
    Bob Forshay
    Bob Gin
    Bobbie Singh Allen
    Bonnie Lowenthal
    Bonnie Price
    Bonnie Shatun
    Brendalynn Goodall
    Brian Conley
    Brian Murtha
    Brian Rice
    Brynne Kennedy
    Cara Robin
    Care Johnson
    Carmen Ramirez
    Carol Reed Toms
    Carol Taylor
    Carole Mills
    Carolyn Fowler
    Catherine Romley
    Cecile Bendavid
    Cecilia Aguiar Curry
    Cecilia Minalga
    Cesar Zepeda
    Cedrik Zemitis
    Charles Song
    Cheryl Cook-Kallio
    Chih-Wu Chang
    Chris Bubser
    Chris Snyder
    Christine McGinnis
    Chuck Carpenter
    Coco Raner-Walter
    Connye Thomas
    Cristina Medina Dirksen
    Cynthia Hart
    D. Dianne Landeros
    Dan Jacobson
    Danute Handy
    Darlene Killgore
    David Troxel
    Deana Igelsrud
    Debra O’Pearson
    Deni Antionette Mazingo Esq
    Denise Penn
    Derek Devermont
    Diana Abasta
    Diane Wallace
    Dillon Savory
    Dinah Frieden
    Doris Dent
    Dotty LeMieux
    Doug Kessler
    Dulce Vasquez
    Eleanor Moses
    Elina Antoniou
    Elizabeth Badger
    Elizabeth Linnerman
    Elle (Ellen) Kurpiewski
    Elvira Harris
    Emma Sharif
    Eric Overholt
    Erma Hall-Wood
    Esther Escovedo
    Eva Hoffman-Murry
    Evan McLaughlin
    Faisal Qazi
    Florice Hoffman
    Frank Porter
    Franklin Lima
    Fred Ross
    G. Anthony Phillips
    Gail Willis
    Gary F. Jimenez
    Gary Gartner
    George Perezvelez
    Gil Dong
    Glen Schaller
    Gracie Torres
    Gregg Solkovits
    Hala Hijazi
    Hans Johnson
    Heidi Hall
    Helen Vanessa Wolter
    Howard Wayne
    Hussam Ayloush
    Iman Novin
    Izeah Garcia
    Jackie Smith
    James Wood
    Jamie Beutler
    Janet Bell
    Janet Cox
    Janice Burstin
    Jason Lindsey
    Jason Small
    Jefferson Tyrrell
    Jeffrey Blair
    Jennifer Kumiyama
    Jerome Pandell
    Jess Durfee
    Jessie Garcia
    Jesus Beltran
    Jillynn Molina-Williams
    Jimmie Woods-Gray
    Joan Dunn
    Joey D. Smith
    John E Savage
    John Gooding
    John MacMurray
    John Vassiliades
    Jose Alcala
    Joseph Abushawish
    Josh Donner
    Joy Frew
    Joy O’Connell
    Juan Uranga
    Judy Jacobs
    Judy Ki
    Julie D. Soo
    Julie Olsen
    Julie Soo
    Justin Ramirez
    Karalee Hargrove
    Kareem Gongora
    Karen Schwartz-Frates
    Karen Smith Araujo
    Karen Suarez
    Kari Birdseye
    Kate Lenox
    Kate Schwartz
    Katha Hartley
    Kathy Neal
    Katie Ricklefs
    Kerri Asbury
    Khin Khin Gyi
    Kimberly Warmsley
    Lara Larramendi
    Laura Anderson
    Laura Hernandez
    Lesia Louro
    Linda Wah
    Lisa Andres
    Lisa Maldonado
    Lizet Angulo
    Lori Caudill
    Lori Saldana
    Lynette Henley
    Lynne Atkins
    Lynne Plambeck
    Lysa Simon
    Marc Levine
    Marcia Hanscom
    Maria Alegria
    Maria Elena Durazo
    Maria Ortiz
    Maria Peluso
    Marilyn Riley
    Mark Malouf
    Marsha Conant
    Martha Camacho Rodriguez
    Martha Garcia
    Martin Lopez
    Mary Robin Torello
    Mary Rose Ortega
    Mary Strobridge
    Matthew Haney
    Matthew M Campos
    Maureen Steiner
    Max Perrey
    Maxie Juzang
    Melissa Fox
    Meyer Bendavid
    Michael Flores Castaneda
    Michael Fox
    Michele Laws
    Michele Reed
    Molly A. Muro
    Molly Muro
    Molly Watson
    Monette Gavino
    Monica Brown
    Natalie Higley
    Nathan Fletcher
    Nathaniel Epstein
    Nichole Gardner
    Nick Akers
    Nina Sharky
    Pamela Aguilar
    Patricia Johnstone
    Patrick Dowd Weiss
    Patrick O’Donnell
    Patti Sulpizio
    Patty Cappelluti
    Patty Sulpizio
    Paula Bauer
    Phyllis McGrath
    Prameela Bartholomeusz
    Rachel Binah
    Ramon Espinal
    Reginald Jonessawyer
    Renee Nahum
    Renee Zeimer
    Richard Cray
    Rita Saenz
    Rita Xavier
    Rob Howard
    Robert Handy
    Robert Hunter
    Roberta Kreitz
    Rosemary Jenkins
    Rudy Espinoza-Murray
    Ruth Hull
    Ruth Musser-Lopez
    S. Scott Mayers
    Sandra Sanchez
    Sanobar Baig
    Sean Boyd
    Sean Rivas
    Senorina Estrada
    Sergio Carrillo
    Shanna Ingalsbee
    Shawn Terris
    Stacey Fortner
    Stacy Fortner
    Stephen Gale
    Steven Bradford
    Sue Hamill
    Sue Higgins
    Susan Christensen
    Susan Eggman
    Susan George
    Susan Pfeifer
    Susanne (Sue) Gallagher
    Suzanna Aguilera-Marrero
    Ted Perle
    Terrence Schanz
    Theodore Perle
    Thomas Oshaughnessy
    Tiffany Boyd-Hodgson
    Timothy Prince
    Tina McKinnor
    Tom Hallinan
    Tonia Mcmillian
    Tony Rodriguez
    Tracy Krumpen
    Val Hinshaw
    Veronica Chavez
    Violeta Grimaldo
    Walter Kawamoto
    Wendy Eccles
    Xavier Martinez

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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