Santa Rosa Democratic Club is pleased to have Betty Yee as our May guest speaker. Ms. Yee is currently the Vice Chair of the California Democratic Party and former CA State Controller. She has announced her candidacy for Governor of California in 2026.

Yee is a native of San Francisco and a proud product of its public schools. With the help of her family, community, public schools, and teachers who went the extra mile, she rose from minding the books of the family business to minding the books of the 5th largest economy in the world.

Currently serving as our Democratic Party Vice Chair, Yee held the office of State Controller from 2014 - 2022. She has always been on our side - holding government accountable, working to ensure income and retirement security, protecting our environment, and taking on big companies more interested in lining their pockets - to make sure the doors of opportunity continue to stay open - so every Californian can fulfill their dreams, raise their families, and thrive.

As Controller in 2014, she led audits of state and local government that uncovered over $4 billion in misused public funds.

Following her presentation, there will be Q&A time.

We are pleased to have State Senator Mike McGuire at our September Club meeting. Senator McGuire was named majority leader in 2022. He's been a champion for our kids and public schools. He went to the mat and won against President Trump on offshore oil drilling, led the charge in the legislature on wildfires, and is a leading voice in holding PG&E accountable. And no one has been more successful at securing resources to combat homelessness and build affordable housing in rural California.

Mike, his wife Erika, an elementary school principal, along with their son Connor, call Sonoma County home with their lazy pug, Gertrude.

Following Senator McGuire's presentation, there will be a Q&A.