FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: July 15, 2021
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Los Angeles, CA – Today, Ron Galperin, Los Angeles City Controller reported raising more than a quarter million dollars just five weeks into his campaign for L.A. County Board of Supervisors.
Launching his campaign at the end of May, Galperin amassed $255,841 through June 30, 2021, with more than 98% of contributions from individuals, reflecting broad support from L.A. County’s residents. Galperin, who has served eight years as L.A.’s Controller, is running to represent the County’s 3rd Supervisorial District, which stretches from Los Feliz to the ocean and from West L.A. into the western and northern ends of the San Fernando Valley. Eighty percent of District voters live within the City of L.A.; with twenty percent living in nine other cities and unincorporated parts of the County.
“I am excited and humbled by the incredible support our campaign has received,” Galperin said. “As Controller, my office has provided oversight and leadership to improve the quality of life for millions of L.A. residents. If we are going to tackle our biggest challenges, like homelessness, business recovery, equity and climate change, we need government that works for everyone. Our campaign is about empowering neighborhoods and communities, and working together to bring progress and to get the job done.”
Los Angeles Controller Ron Galperin has twice been overwhelmingly elected to serve as the elected watchdog for Los Angeles taxpayers. Galperin’s work has focused on ensuring that our public dollars are spent efficiently and effectively, and his recommendations have been adopted by communities throughout L.A. and by elected leaders to increase transparency, reduce waste, and improve the quality of life for L.A. residents. Galperin built his reputation as a leading voice for progressive government reform as a neighborhood advocate. The first openly gay offical to be elected to citywide office in L.A., Ron lives with his husband Rabbi Zachary Shapiro and their children in Los Angeles.
With a $36 billion dollar budget, serving 10 million residents, the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors is the largest local legislative body in the country. Current incumbent Supervisor Sheila Kuehl is not running for re-election. More information about Galperin is at www.ronforla.com.