The LA Times profiles the life of California Controller John Chiang after recent headlines for his decision to dock lawmakers’ pay–and dealing with his own Taiwanese Tiger Mom: “In 2006, he ran for controller. He was widely viewed as the dark-horse candidate in a Democratic primary against former state Sen. Joe Dunn, a charismatic trial lawyer who had led the Legislature’s investigation of Enron’s role in the state energy crisis. But Chiang, the wonky accountant nobody knew, mobilized a formidable network of local unions, community groups and immigrant organizations that propelled him to victory. He jokes that his mother, who had always wanted him to be a doctor, was not impressed.”
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