State Controller

Joe Moore / Valley Public Radio

UPDATED 3/5/14 - 6:46 PM Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin announced today that she has filed papers to run for the office of State Controller. Swearengin told Valley Public Radio she expects to make a final decision on her run by Friday. The two-term Fresno mayor would be the only prominent Republican in the field. Two Democrats are also vying for the seat, current Speaker of the Assembly John A. PĂ©rez and Board of Equalization member Betty Yee. Current State Controller John Chiang is termed...