State Controller Betty Yee backs Wilson for Supervisor

Betty Yee, courtesy of the California State Controller's website.

Betty Yee, courtesy of the California State Controller’s website.

Antioch City Councilmember and community advocate Monica Wilson announced she had added the endorsement of State Controller Betty Yee to a growing list of support for Contra Costa Supervisor.

“Monica is a champion for Contra Costa in improving the economy and quality of life for its residents and businesses,” Yee said. “Her demonstrated leadership and experience in the business and public sectors will serve Contra Costa County well. I wholeheartedly support Monica Wilson for county supervisor.”

Controller Betty Yee, of San Francisco, currently serves as the state’s Chief Financial Officer. She chairs the Franchise Tax Board and serves as a member of the California Public Employees’ Retirement System (CalPERS) and the California State Teachers’ Retirement System (CalSTRS) Boards, which have a combined portfolio of nearly $500 billion. Yee was elected to the seat in November 2014, defeating the Republican Mayor of Fresno Ashley Swearengin in 2014 with 54% of the vote.

“I am thrilled to have the support of our State Controller, Betty Yee.” said Wilson. “We both share the same goal of making sure California’s working families receive their fair share.”

Prior to serving as State Controller, Betty Yee served on the Board of Equalization since 2006 until 2015, representing 21 counties in northern and central California. Yee’s 30 years of experience in public service include serving as Chief Deputy Director for Budget with the California Department of Finance.

Yee also serves on the Board of Directors for the Equality California Institute, the nation’s largest statewide lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender civil rights organization. She is a Co-founder of the Asian Pacific Youth Leadership Project, which engages California high school students in public service and politics.

Yee is the newest high profile endorser for Wilson’s supervisorial campaign, which recently announced it had also received the backing of Board of Equalization Chairwoman Fiona Ma. Yee has served as Vice President of California Women Lead, a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization for women holding or interested in running for political office, for which Ma currently serves as Treasurer.

Wilson lives in Antioch and received her M.B.A. from the University of Phoenix and her B.A. from Howard University. She is currently an Antioch City Councilmember. The seat is being vacated by outgoing third district Supervisor Mary Piepho. Contra Costa County’s third supervisorial district includes Antioch, Oakley, Brentwood, and Discovery Bay. The primary election is June 7, 2016.


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4 Comments to “State Controller Betty Yee backs Wilson for Supervisor”

  1. Julio says:

    This district is much larger than stated is it not?

  2. Arne says:


  3. Contra Costa Voter says:

    Impressive? Wilson has been endorsed by two San Francisco liberals. Ma wants a state-run bank to accept the cash of marijuana businesses to make it easier for them to do business in California. Yee is the one who got the state sales tax added to purchases on Plus, she wants to tax services, too! Is this what we want in Contra Costa? I don’t think so. Sure hope the voters are smart enough to see through these purely political moves to get another Democrat woman elected to higher office. Just do a little research and see for yourself.

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