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California Treasurer Candidates

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

Posted: Nov 1, 2018 4:18 PM
Updated: Nov 7, 2018 1:04 PM


Fiona Ma - 3,524,203 votes, 60 percent
Greg Conlon - 2,335,004 votes, 40 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 Treasurer.


  • As the state’s banker, manages the state’s investments, and administers the sale of state bonds and notes.

  • Serves on several commissions, most of which are related to the marketing of bonds.

  • Pays out state funds when spent by the Controller and other state agencies


Greg Conlon, Republican


"California needs a Republican who can exercise prudent fiscal responsibility to fix the State’s vulnerable financial condition. The generous pensions granted public employees has caused irresponsible unfunded pension and health care liabilities of nearly $300 billion. California's Treasurer serves on both State Pension Plan Boards—CalPERS and CalSTRS. I will bring my experience "to get the job done" on these Boards by addressing the unfunded pension liabilities by working to start a new defined contribution plan for new employees..."

To read Conlon's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE.

Fiona Ma, Democrat


"As a CPA with experience in tax law and in balancing budgets I am qualified to serve as State Treasurer from Day 1 and will be able to manage California's investments with full accountability and transparency. I have been a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) since 1992, and have a B.S. in Accounting, M.S. in Taxation and an MBA in Finance. I stand for checks & balances and public accountability..."

To read Ma's full candidate statement, CLICK HERE

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