Candidates Vie to Control State Treasury

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Although state treasurers don-t share much of the public spotlight, they wield significant clout, especially in California, where the treasurer sets up and executes billion-dollar loans and bond deals to finance state projects and purchases. We get the bottom line on investing, spending, credit ratings, legislative reform and the energy crisis from the major candidates who are squaring off to control the state-s purse strings. The incumbent, Democrat Phil Angelides, is a former business executive and developer who chaired the Democratic Party of California before he was elected treasurer in 1999. Challenger Greg Conlon, a former President of the California Public Utilities Commission, is an accountant who-s worked with one of the big five accounting firms for 30 years.
Managing Editor Kyle McKinnon guest hosts.
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Candidates for State Treasurer

Angelides campaign

Conlon campaign



Warren Olney


Frances Anderton