The Story of Betty Yee

AAPI Democratic Club

The California Young Democrats’ Asian and Pacific Islander Caucus had the chance to interview California State Controller Candidate Betty Yee! See below for the full interview transcript.

The CYD API Caucus had the opportunity to interview an API leader caught in one of the most contentious races for Controller in modern history, Board of Equalization Member Betty Yee. We wanted to know more about her background and what makes her tick. We also are curious what advice she would give to young API politicos who are interested in pursuing a career in government or who are interested in running for office. Read on to see learn more about Betty.


BIOGRAPHY: Betty Yee first came to Sacramento as a Senate Fellow through the Capital Fellows Program. Determined to master the State budget process, she continued working in the public sector for over 30 years, eventually specializing in state and local finance…

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