CA Controller John Chiang in the Spotlight

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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