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California Controller Candidates

Action News Now is breaking down the candidates in major races in the 2018 Midterm Elections.

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 4:12 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 1:03 PM


Betty Yee - 3,639,618 votes, 62 percent
Konstantinos Roditis - 2,237,897 votes, 38 percent

**REMINDER: These are the unofficial results from the midterm elections. All official results must be certified by the Secretary of State.


One of the major races on the ballot on Nov. 6 is for Controller.


  • As the state’s chief fiscal officer, serves as the state’s accountant and bookkeeper of all public funds.

  • Administers the state payroll system and unclaimed property laws, and conducts audits and reviews of state operations.

  • Serves on the Board of Equalization, the Board of Control, and other boards and commissions.


Betty T. Yee, Democrat

Twitter: @BettyYeeforCA

"Thank you for the privilege and opportunity to serve as State Controller, California’s independent fiscal watchdog. I am proud of the accomplishments of my office during my first term to safeguard our tax dollars: expertly managing the State’s cash, avoiding any external borrowing to pay the bills for California; diligently uncovering close to $4 billion in public funds directed towards unallowed uses during state and local agency audits; aggressively improving state and local government financial reporting for increased transparency; and successfully reforming the State Board of Equalization to ensure uniform application of state tax laws and protecting taxpayer rights..." 

To read Yee's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

Konstantinos Roditis, Republican


"The Controller's office doesn’t think you pay enough taxes. They want to tax your doctor's visit, childcare, home and vehicle repairs, haircut, you name it they want to tax it. The result, you will pay hundreds if not thousands more a year in taxes. No on a Service and Labor Tax. We can't afford it. As Controller, I will fight to make California affordable, not seeking new ways to tax you. Yes on Prop 6: Politicians waste billions and only use 20% of gas tax funds towards road repairs. We pay four times more to fix a road than Texas. We have the money..." 

To read Roditis' full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

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