Lanhee Chen Raises $2.2 Million

Mountain View, CA- Today, Lanhee Chen, candidate for California State Controller, announced that he has raised $2.2 million since he launched his campaign in July 2021, including over $687,000 since the beginning of the year. His campaign has also exhibited a low burn rate and enters the final stretch ahead of the June 7 primary election with $1.8 million cash on hand.

“I am humbled by the growing support for my campaign to bring transparency and accountability to Sacramento,” Chen said. “For too long, the State Controller has been beholden to other politicians, defending them instead of fighting for and protecting California taxpayers. I will be that fiscal watchdog who will make sure taxpayer money is being spent as we are told it would be.”

The Los Angeles Times Editorial Board recently endorsed Chen and wrote, “California needs a fiscal watchdog who will examine why state spending has not yielded better results, and point the way toward necessary improvements. Among this strong field, we believe Chen is the best choice for this position. Why? Because he is a sharp thinker with experience analyzing large financial systems, and because the controller should be as independent from the party in power as possible.”