Today, Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo’s campaign for re-election to the new 52nd Assembly District announced the endorsement of California State Controller Betty Yee.
State Controller Betty Yee said: “Wendy Carrillo is the clear choice to continue serving all Californians in the State Assembly. Wendy has fought to ensure we close the gap for low-income Californians by financially empowering historically marginalized communities and making sure everyone has the opportunity to succeed. Wendy’s continued leadership is needed in the State Assembly.”
State Controller Betty Yee was first elected in November 2014 and was re-elected for a second term as Controller in 2018. She is only the tenth woman in California history to be elected to statewide office. As Controller, Yee serves as chief fiscal officer of the world’s fifth largest economy and has more than 35 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy.
Assemblymember Wendy Carrillo said: “I am honored to have the support of State Controller Betty Yee, a fearless trailblazer who has dedicated her life to public service. Rebuilding our communities and state economy after the pandemic will require the kind of leadership that puts working Californians first. I am looking forward to continuing to be that leader in my next term in the California State Assembly and ensure COVID-19 economic recovery efforts include a lens of equity for communities hit the hardest.”
State Controller Betty Yee’s endorsement is the latest in a wave of endorsements for Wendy Carrillo, with State Treasurer Fiona Ma and the California Nurses Association throwing their early support behind Carrillo’s re-election to Assembly District 52. Carrillo was first elected to the State Assembly in 2017, Wendy has enacted new laws to strengthen worker protections, ensure clean air and water and protect seniors and people living with disabilities. She has secured millions of dollars in funding for homelessness and affordable housing efforts, COVID relief, after-school programs, healthcare coverage.
The Primary Election will be held on Tuesday, June 7, 2022.