Candidates for Board of Equalization, District 2
San Francisco Supervisor Malia Cohen is running for the state Board of Equalization to put the interests of the people before those of special interests on the Board of Equalization. She serves as Chair of the Board of Supervisors’ Budget and Finance Committee, which oversees appropriation ordinances and measures concerning bond issues, taxes, fees, and other revenue measures, redevelopment, and real estate. She also serves as the President of the San Francisco Employee Retirement System (SFERS), which manages a $20 billion pension fund. In this role, she has led efforts to divest from fossil fuels and thermal coal investments, and moved $100 million into a fossil fuel-free index fund.
In the State Senate, Cathleen Galgiani serves on key committees that oversee California’s businesses and seek to expand California’s economy. Senator Galgiani is a member of the Senate Committees on Business, Professions and Economic Development; Insurance, Banking and Financial Institutions; and Government Organization. She also chairs the Select Committee on Policy Alignment and State Government Efficiency. She previously served on the Joint Legislative Audit Committee which performs critical oversight of the use of taxpayer money. Senator Galgiani has helped create jobs in California and impose fiscal responsibility and efficiency in government.
California's statewide primary will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.