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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election

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Alan E. Cade, Jr.

Accounting Adjunct Faculty
8,831 votes (7.77%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • To reinstate the audit function to ensure internal controls are functioning to reduce the opportunities for fraud and theft saving taxpayers dollars.
  • To improve the budgeting process to ensure all available funds are properly included in the budget to serve the citizens of Fresno County
  • To improve the relationship with the Assessor’s Office to speed up tax refunds for County of Fresno taxpayers.



Profession:Accounting/Finance Professor
Accounting/Business Professor, Accounting/Business Professor (2017–current)
Accounting/Finance Professor, California State University Fresno (2014–current)
Deputy Auditor-Controller 2006 to 2017, County of Fresno (2006–2017)
Investment Officer, County of Fresno (1999–2006)
Auditor, County of Fresno (1997–1999)


California State University Fresno MBA (current)
California State University Fresno Bachelor of Science, Agricultural Business and Economics (current)



Alan is a native of Sanger, California. Alan grew up in Mount Vernon, Washington but returned to Sanger in 1983 to attend CSU Fresno.




Alan earned a Bachelor of Science Degree in Agricultural and Business Economics and an M.B.A. emphasis Finance and Accounting from Fresno State (CSU Fresno).




The position of Auditor-Controller/Treasurer-Tax Collector requires an individual who will serve as a “watchdog” for the citizens for Fresno County. This “watchdog” must be independent so as the confront the Board of Supervisors and/or County Administrative Office when operational actions and decisions are not in accordance with accounting/principles, violate local/state/federal law, and/or result inefficient/wasteful use of taxpayer dollars.




Alan has demonstrated that independence in his twenty (20) years of service to County taxpayers as Deputy Auditor-Controller, Investment Officer, and Auditor for the County of Fresno. Alan is committed to the Fresno County community as he turned down an opportunity to become one (1) of three (3) Deputy Auditor-Controller’s for Los Angeles County to stay involved in the community of Fresno County.




The citizens for Fresno County deserve to know when employees have committed fraud or embezzled funds from the County. 




The citizens of Fresno County deserve to know when the County is subsidizing operations of cities and other agencies within the County. The subsidies to cities and other agencies take dollars away from the County to provide additional patrols from the Sheriff Department, impede the hiring of additional Correctional Officers, and providing other necessary services to unincorporated County residents.




The citizens of Fresno County have a right to know how efficiently and effectively their tax dollars are being used. It was Alan’s audit team who changed the County Audit Charter to the Institute of Internal Auditor audit standards. If elected, Alan will ensure that more operational audits are conducted to inform the citizens of Fresno County how well their tax dollars are being used.




Alan has and continues to serve community organizations serving the citizens of Fresno County. This list includes:




  • Sanger High School Band Boosters - Treasurer
  • Fresno State Bulldog Foundation
  • Fresno State Alumni Association
  • Fresno State Quarterback Club - President
  • Grace Church of the Valley – Deacon/Teacher – Children’s Ministry
  • Trinity Southern Baptist Church – Teacher – College/Young Adults
  • Ag One Foundation




Professional Organizations include:




  • America Institute of Certified Public Accountants
  • Institute of Management Accountants
  • American Accounting Association
  • Institute of Internal Auditors
  • Government Finance Officers Association
  • Association of Certified Fraud Examiners






Alan resides in Sanger with his wife Melani where they raise cattle. Alan and Melani have one son Justin (Allison), a math teacher at Sanger High School and two grandchildren (Luke and Zach).




Alan and Melani enjoy supporting the youth of Fresno County by attending sporting and university events at Fresno State, Fresno Pacific, Reedley/Madera College, Sanger High School and other youth oriented events.




As an avid Bulldog Alumni – Alan attends every Fresno State Football home games and select roads games at time permits. He has also been a season ticket holder for wrestling, basketball, and baseball.


Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Cindi Hamm, CPA, former Director of Administrator Services, San Joaquin Valley Air Pollution Control Board and County of
  • Chuck Farley, former County of Fresno Auditor-Controller Accounting and Financial Chief
  • Leo Walker, Financial Advisor, former Fresno State Basketball player

Organizations (1)

  • Fresno County Republican Committee

Individuals (1)

  • Rick Gomez, Gomez Architects

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