/ August 6, 2022

The Mercury News and East Bay Times Endorse Lanhee Chen for State Controller

Yesterday, The Mercury News and East Bay Times of the Bay Area News Group endorsed Lanhee Chen for State Controller. The endorsements bring Chen’s total number of newspaper endorsements to 16.

These endorsements, as well as the recent endorsements of Forward Party Founder Andrew Yang and independent Sacramento District Attorney Anne Marie Schubert, show that there is wide support across party lines for Chen.



Editorial: For California controller, Chen offers balance, needed oversight

By The Mercury News and East Bay Times Editorial Boards
August 2, 2022

“…as the field of candidates from the June primary is now narrowed to two for the Nov. 8 runoff, the choice for voters should be clear: Lanhee Chen would provide the independent leadership and objective government oversight needed to run the state controller’s office.”

“In contrast, his runoff opponent, Malia Cohen … sees herself and her role as controller as being a “social justice warrior” who uses the audits of the office to lobby for policy change. That’s fine for someone running for the state Legislature. But California doesn’t need another hard-left Democratic statewide officeholder — especially not as controller.”

Read the full endorsement here.