Popular California State Treasurer John Chiang today urged Irvine voters to go to the polls to vote for Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council, adding to Fox’s already impressive list of endorsers, which includes the Orange County Professional Firefighters, Irvine City Councilmembers Beth Krom and Lynn Schott and Irvine Unified School District President Paul A. Bokota.
“In this election, voters in Irvine can vote for a leader with uncommon character, dedication, integrity and intelligence. This leader is Melissa Fox.” Chiang said. “In voting for Melissa Fox, the people of Irvine also have the chance to send a clear message about what kind of leadership they expect from their representatives on the City Council — leadership that fights for the needs and aspirations of the residents of Irvine.”
“Melissa Fox has proven that she can bring together people with different perspectives to take on the tough challenges facing Irvine, including traffic congestion, the pace of development, improving our schools, and ensuring our public safety.” Chiang added. “Now, more than ever before, that’s the kind of leadership we need in City Hall. That’s why I’m asking you to vote for Melissa Fox for Irvine City Council in this very important election. Melissa Fox will put Irvine’s residents first, and make Irvine an even better place to live, work and raise a family.”
“Treasurer John Chiang’s strong endorsement means a tremendous amount to me,” Melissa Fox said, “because I know how hard John has fought for California’s financial stability and for governmental transparency. John Chiang has always shown the courage to make tough decisions based only on what is best for California’s residents.”
John Chiang was elected California State Treasurer on Nov. 4, 2014. As the State’s banker, he oversees trillions of dollars in transactions every year. One of his top priorities is to conduct the State’s business in the most transparent manner possible. He previously served as California State Controller from 2007 to 2015 and on the California Board of Equalization from 1997 to 2007.
John Chiang is the son of immigrants from Taiwan. He has announced his intention to run for Governor of California in the 2018 race.
Melissa Fox is an Irvine Community Services Commissioner, attorney, and small business owner in Irvine. To learn more about her campaign for Irvine City Council, visit www.votemelissafox.com.