State Assembly candidate Mark Orozco’s (D-Beaumont) campaign today announced the endorsement of State Controller John Chiang. After an intense exchange of ideas with Orozco on fiscal issues affecting the State, Chiang decided to endorse Orozco.
Explaining his decision Chiang said: “In my exchange with Mark I noticed his passion, and knowledge on fiscal policies. In our discussion, we concurred on the need to do away with bills, and initiatives, that are designed to be self-defeating, either because they are fundamentally unconstitutional, or extremely diluted on their intent, making them ineffective. This window dressing behavior shown by some legislators, it is what I think is wrong in Sacramento, and by endorsing Mark, I am voting for an alternative leadership based on commitment and honesty.”
“It is an honor to have John Chiang’s support and full confidence,” said Mark Orozco in a press release. “As State Controller, he has been a champion for ethics in government and a watchdog of tax payer dollars. As the next assemblyman I am looking forward in working with our Controller on fiscal transparency and the efficiency in the use of public funds.”
Mark is running to represent the newly-drawn 42nd Assembly District. The 42nd District includes the Riverside County cities of Beaumont, Banning, Cherry Valley, Cabazon, Calimesa, San Jacinto, Hemet, White Water, Palm Springs, Palm Desert, Indian Wells, La Quinta, and Rancho Mirage; as well as theSan Bernardino County communities of 29 Palms, Morongo Valley, Yucaipa, Yucca Valley, Landers, Joshua Tree, and Pioneertown.