STATE CONTROLLER BETTY YEE THROWS SUPPORT BEHIND TODD GLORIA FOR SAN DIEGO MAYOR
Controller Yee Hails Gloria’s Fiscal Prudence, Common Sense, Discipline as City’s Budget Chair
SAN DIEGO, CA – In yet another sign of his broad support and surging momentum, California State Assemblymember Todd Gloria (D-San Diego), a Democratic candidate for Mayor of the City of San Diego in 2020, announced today the endorsement of California State Controller Betty Yee. This marks Assemblymember Gloria’s fourth endorsement from a statewide elected official in his campaign to be San Diego’s next Mayor.
In announcing her support of Assemblymember Gloria, State Controller Yee praised Gloria’s service as the City’s Budget Committee Chair citing his fiscal prudence and common sense, which led to the City’s overall financial security.
“Todd Gloria has the experience, values, and fiscal common sense to lead San Diego as its next Mayor,” said State Controller Betty Yee. “As a City Councilmember and Budget Chair, Todd stabilized the city’s finances through fiscal discipline and prudent spending of taxpayer dollars. As California’s chief financial officer, I am confident in Todd’s ability to protect taxpayers, ensure the city’s financial security, and grow San Diego’s economy. This is why I am pleased to endorse him for Mayor.”
State Controller Yee serves as California’s 32nd State Controller. She was first elected to the post in 2014 and re-elected in 2018. In the 2018 election, she received over eight million votes – the highest number of votes for any candidate nationwide. In addition to her service as Controller, she is well-known across California for her advocacy in support of Asian-Pacific Islander representation in public office.
“As a former Budget Chair and as a proud person of Asian-Pacific Islander heritage, it means a great deal to have the support of Controller Betty Yee,” said Assemblymember Todd Gloria. “As Mayor, I will prioritize maintaining the City’s financial security and promoting prudent fiscal spending. I look forward to working collaboratively with our State Controller to take better advantage of state programs to increase home ownership, improve San Diego’s infrastructure, and protect our environment.”
The endorsement of State Controller Yee adds to a growing and broad list of support for Todd Gloria’s mayoral candidacy, notably from women in public office such as Congresswoman Susan Davis, Senate President Pro Tempore Toni Atkins, California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, Assemblywoman Lorena Gonzalez, Assemblymember Dr. Shirley Weber, San Diego City Attorney Mara Elliott, Chula Vista Mayor Mary Salas, Carlsbad City Councilmember Cori Schumacher, Imperial Beach City Councilmember Paloma Aguirre, former State Senator Christine Kehoe, and former San Diego City Councilmember Marti Emerald.
The primary election will be held on March 3, 2020. If elected, Assemblymember Gloria would be the City of San Diego’s first LGBT person and the first person of color elected Mayor.