Friday, July 4, 2014

State Controller election, Betty Yee advances to run against Ashley Swearengin in the Fall

Sacramento Bee/CA Election 2014/Christopher Cadelago, 7/1/14.  "Yee edges out Perez in state controller's race."

State Controller candidates: John Perez, Betty Yee; Ashley Swearengin
Betty Yee advances to run against Ashley Swearengin
in the November general election
"A month after the primary election, Betty Yee has finished fewer than 500 votes ahead of fellow Democrat John A. Pérez for second place in the state controller’s race, raising the prospect of a costly and time-consuming statewide recount.

Lake County Registrar Diane Fridley used nearly all of her allotted 28 days to certify the results in the down-ballot contest that sparked a daily ritual of political junkies refreshing their web browsers. The latest tally Monday had Yee at 878,191 votes and Pérez at 877,707. The secretary of state’s office listed Lake County as the last of 58 counties to report, and the deadline for counties to certify their vote is Tuesday."   Read article.

Related Los Angeles Times/Chris Megerian, 6/9/14. "State controller's race drags on as two Democrats vie to face Republican." " .... Two Democrats, Assemblyman John A. Pérez and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, are battling for a spot on the November ballot. .... Pérez and Yee are vying for second place in the primary. 

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, a Republican, received the most votes and will advance to the November election. The controller is responsible for managing the state’s cash flow, ensuring that bills are paid on time. He or she also oversees a team of auditors who examine state and local finances. The controller also sits on a number of influential boards. .... In California, the top two candidates in the primary advance to the general election, regardless of their party affiliation."

Note:  the photograph above is from the related Los Angeles Times article. 

Posted by Kathy Meeh

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