Term limit: 2006
Source: California Target Book
John Chiang biography:
Attorney, former tax law specialist with the Internal Revenue Service and former attorney with the office of the State Controller. JD, Georgetown University Law Center. Honors graduate from the University of South Florida with a degree in Finance. Member of the board of directors of Planned Parenthood of Los Angeles. Received the State Bar of California Board of Governors Pro Bono Service Award and the California Trial lawyers Association President's Award.
Elected in 1998, Mr. Chiang, Member of the State Board of Equalization represents the Fourth District serving over 8 million residents of Los Angeles County. He began his career as a Tax Law Specialist with the Internal Revenue Service in Los Angeles. Mr. Chiang later served as an attorney with the Office of the State Controller. In his capacity as Board Member, Mr. Chiang has promoted public-private partnerships through community outreach and taxpayer education. Mr. Chiang organized the first Board of Equalization, Franchise Tax Board, and Internal Revenue Service seminar for nonprofit organizations and joined with the Los Angeles County Assessor's Office to hold a tax seminar for religious organizations. He also organized business and labor forums on fighting tax evasion in the "underground economy."
HeadlinesBell to lower business tax rates - Sept. 17, 2010|
Bell City Administrator Pedro Carrillo said the city will immediately draft a resolution to lower ... Ruben Vives in the L.A. Times
Gov. Schwarzenegger's minimum wage order upheld - March 20, 2009
Reporting from Sacramento -- A Sacramento County judge has ruled that state Controller John Chiang ... Michael Rothfeld in the L.A. Times
California legislators' inaction hits state workers in the pocketbook - Feb. 5, 2009
Reporting from Sacramento -- Thousands of state employees learned Wednesday that they will not be ... Patrick McGreevy and Eric Bailey in the L.A. Times
Governor, Dems negotiating in private on budget - Dec. 23, 2008
It was a day of mixed messages on California's ever-worsening fiscal mess Monday, with Gov. Arnold ... John Wildermuth in the San Francisco Chron.
Legislature to convene Monday for Budget 101 - Dec. 5, 2008
The entire Legislature will meet in a joint session Monday in the Assembly chambers to discuss the ... Kevin Yamamura in the Sacramento Bee
CMTA Capitol UpdatesController releases November cash update
On December 7th, State Controller John Chiang released his monthly report covering ... Dec. 13 update
Controller urges legislative action on budget shortfall
In a letter to legislative budget leaders last week, Democratic State Controller John Chiang ... Feb. 10 update
Controller sued over docking legislative pay
This week, California’s democratic legislative leaders sued State Controller John Chiang ... Jan. 27 update