State Senator Jim Nielsen Endorses Lanhee Chen for State Controller

Posted January 27, 2022

For Immediate Release January 27, 2022 RED BLUFF, CA – Today, California State Senator Jim Nielsen, Vice Chairman of the Senate Committee on Budget and Fiscal Review and one of the authors of Proposition 2, which created the state’s Rainy-Day Fund for fiscal emergencies, endorsed Lanhee Chen for California State Controller. “Californians need a State Controller who will be a watchdog, not a rubber stamp on the hundreds of billions of dollars our state spends each year..

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STATE ASSEMBLYWOMAN JANET NGUYEN ENDORSES LANHEE CHEN FOR STATE CONTROLLER

Posted January 25, 2022

For Immediate Release January 25, 2022 State Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen Endorses Lanhee Chen for State Controller Today, California Assemblywoman Janet Nguyen (District 72, Huntington Beach), the Vice-Chair of the Assembly Revenue and Taxation Committee, endorsed Lanhee Chen for California State Controller. “As a small business owner and an elected official, I know the value of balancing our budgets, keeping an eye on what we spend, and ensuring accountability for the decisions we make,” Assemblywoman Nguyen said.

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LANHEE CHEN RAISES $1.5 MILLION, ENTERS 2022 WITH STRONG CASH-ON-HAND POSITION

Posted January 20, 2022

For Immediate Release. January 20, 2022. LANHEE CHEN RAISES $1.5 MILLION, ENTERS 2022 WITH STRONG CASH-ON-HAND POSITION Mountain View, CA – Lanhee Chen, candidate for California Controller and one of America’s leading fiscal policy experts, raised $1.5 million in the six months between his campaign launch in July 2021 and the end of the year. “I am grateful for the tremendous amount of support my campaign has earned,” Chen said. “As I travel across this state, our campaign is gathering volunteers and supporters who want transparency into California’s finances and accountability for every dollar our state spends.

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CALIFORNIANS DESERVE ACCOUNTABILITY FOR STATE SPENDING: CONTROLLER CANDIDATE LANHEE CHEN ON GOVERNOR NEWSOM’S 2022-23 BUDGET PROPOSAL

Posted January 10, 2022

Mountain View, CA – California Controller candidate Lanhee Chen (@lanheechen) responded today to Governor Gavin Newsom’s proposed budget and plans for 2022-23 fiscal year: “A budget is a statement of policy priorities, and – as usual – there is little devoted to protecting California taxpayers from fraud, providing transparency into how and where our resources are being spent, and accounting for the effectiveness of the dollars we are spending. Over the last year, we’ve seen a deluge of incompetence from state officials, from the $20 billion unemployment insurance fraud fiasco to a billion-dollar state accounting system that is over-budget and still not complete.

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A FI$CAL CRISIS FACES CALIFORNIA: CA CONTROLLER CANDIDATE LANHEE CHEN ON THE CONTINUING MISSTEPS WITH THE STATE’S FINANCIAL ACCOUNTING SYSTEM

Posted January 5, 2022

For Immediate Release January 5, 2022 A Fi$Cal Crisis Faces California: CA Controller Candidate Lanhee Chen on the Continuing Missteps with the State’s Financial Accounting System Mountain View, CA. – A California State Auditor’s report published Tuesday revealed that Fi$Cal, California’s $1 billion project to implement a new financial reporting and accounting system, will miss another key deadline in 2022. “Californians pay way too much in taxes and fees for this kind of incompetence in return.

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REPUBLICAN SHAKES UP RACE FOR CALIF. FISCAL WATCHDOG

Posted December 30, 2021

Lanhee Chen, an educator and GOP policy adviser to presidential candidates, could have reconsidered his plans to run for state controller in California after the recall election against Gov. Gavin Newsom flopped so badly in September. Despite false poll-driven drama over the summer, Newsom easily sailed to victory in a state where Democrats outnumber Republicans nearly two to one and Republican registrations have continued to dwindle in recent years.

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Interviews:

Lanhee Chen on the Armstrong & Getty Show


Lanhee Chen talks about California on Fox and Friends


Lanhee Chen on CBSN


Lanhee Chen on ABC San Francisco


Lanhee Chen on FOX 2 San Francisco


Lanhee Chen on Fox 11 Los Angeles