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Equality California Endorses Ron Galperin for State Controller
Ron made history as Los Angeles' first openly LGBTQ+ citywide elected official, would be California's second openly gay elected official
February 25, 2022 at 8:03 am

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February 25, 2022

CONTACT: Jorge Reyes Salinas, Equality California
PHONE: (323) 848-9801/MOBILE: (213) 355-3057/EMAIL: press@eqca.org

LOS ANGELES — Equality California, the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ+ civil rights organization, announced its endorsement Friday of Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin for California State Controller. Galperin would be just the second openly gay statewide elected official in California history.

“Equality California is proud to endorse Ron Galperin for State Controller,” said Equality California Executive Director Tony Hoang. “In Los Angeles, Ron has ensured public dollars are spent transparently, efficiently and equitably while ensuring LGBTQ+ people are counted for in data that shows the disproportionate impacts of COVID-19, homelessness, and food insecurity. California needs Ron’s experience and credibility to safeguard taxpayer dollars – and to strengthen the financial health of all Californians.”

As the Los Angeles City Controller — the first openly LGBTQ+ person elected to citywide office in LA — Galperin oversees the city’s $11.2 billion dollar budget and supervises payroll for more than 40,000 city employees. Over the last eight years, Galperin has issued hard-hitting audits and demanded reforms to tackle the most critical issues Los Angeles faces.

“As Los Angeles’ first and only openly gay citywide elected official, I know how much representation matters,” said Los Angeles City Controller Ron Galperin. “I’m proud to have the support of EQCA because we share a commitment for inclusion and for equity. As Los Angeles Controller, I’ve made it a priority to support, protect, and uplift our LGBTQI community, providing resources and assistance, advocacy and leadership – promoting values of inclusivity, equality, equity, and progress. I will do the same as California Controller and am thrilled to have EQCA help us build on our winning momentum.”

For a complete list of Equality California’s 2022 endorsements, visit eqca.org/elections


Equality California is the nation’s largest statewide LGBTQ civil rights organization. We bring the voices of LGBTQ people and allies to institutions of power in California and across the United States, striving to create a world that is healthy, just, and fully equal for all LGBTQ people. We advance civil rights and social justice by inspiring, advocating and mobilizing through an inclusive movement that works tirelessly on behalf of those we serve. www.eqca.org

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