Betty Yee, California Democratic Party Vice Chair & Former CA State Controller (2014-2022)

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.