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California State Controller Betty T. Yee Endorses Suzie Price For Long Beach Mayor

She "Will Lead with Transparency, Prudence, and Fairness"

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: March 8, 2022

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Long Beach, CA  Today, California State Controller Betty T. Yee announced her endorsement of Suzie Price For Mayor for Long Beach City Mayor. 


The endorsement comes on the heels of Price raising $300,000 in four weeks and receiving endorsements from Former California State Attorney General Bill Lockyer, Long Beach Councilmembers Daryl Supernaw and Stacy Mungo, Assemblymember Patrick O’Donnell, and Senator Tom Umberg among others. 


“I have experienced first-hand Suzie's commitment to implementing a more inclusive government,” says Yee. “Grounded in the needs of the people and businesses in the communities she serves, she will lead Long Beach as its Mayor with transparency, prudence, and fairness, increasing public access and participation to solving the city's challenges together.”


California State Controller Betty T. Yee was elected in November 2014, following two terms of service on the California Board of Equalization. Yee was reelected for a second term as Controller in 2018, and is only the tenth woman in California history to be elected to statewide office. Betty has more than 35 years of experience in public service, specializing in state and local finance and tax policy. 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. In addition to these chair positions, Yee serves on dozens of boards, commissions, and financing authorities affecting policies ranging from land management, affordable housing, and alternative transportation to crime victim compensation and health and educational facilities. Betty previously served as Chief Deputy Director for Budget with the California Department of Finance as well as in senior staff positions for several fiscal and policy committees in both houses of the California State Legislature.


“I am grateful to receive the endorsement of California State Controller Betty Yee,” says Price. “Betty understands California’s economy, and I admire her dedication to transparency and fiscal prudence when making decisions for all Californians. She is a leader who embraces access and fairness. I am grateful for Betty’s trust in my leadership to do right by the citizens of Long Beach.”


Mom, Councilwoman, Small Business Owner, and Deputy District Attorney, Suzie Price is running for Mayor to get Long Beach back to basics, with a competent and functional City Government focused on improving the quality of life for its residents. Elected in 2014 and re-elected in 2018, Price was the first Democrat elected to Council District 3 in 42 years. On the City Council, Suzie has worked across district lines to focus on homelessness, public safety, street repair, infrastructure investment, improving and expanding our green spaces, and ensuring Long Beach remains a place where you can afford to buy a home and start a business. Suzie and her husband Mark, a military veteran, have lived in Long Beach for 20 years where they are raising their two boys. 


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