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November 6, 2018 — California General Election
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City of BerkeleyCandidate for Auditor

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Jenny Wong

Government Auditor
46,337 votes (92%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Perform core audit functions: prevent waste of your tax dollars and look out for the fiscal health of Berkeley
  • Prioritize audits that will promote efficiency and equity in the delivery of city services
  • Promote transparency in city budgeting and audits

Experience

Education

New York University Master of Public Administration (2000)
UC Berkeley B.A., Economics (1996)

Biography

As City Auditor, I will work to ensure services are being delivered equitably and efficiently, and make audit findings and results more accessible to Berkeley residents. I have been an auditor for the independent federal Government Accountability Office for the last 18 years and I will bring that experience, my independent perspective, and progressive values to the auditor’s office. I will use technology and consistent community outreach to share audit results, encourage feedback from Berkeley residents, and maintain the office’s independence. I have worked on a variety of audits, from exposing the extent to which corporations didn’t pay taxes to clarifying confusing IRS guidance for retirees, small businesses and taxpayers. Audits I worked on resulted in over $3 billion dollars in savings. As Executive Director of 5 audit forums, I managed trainings for thousands of auditors across the United States. I am an immigrant, first generation college graduate, parent of twins at Berkeley High, and 24 year Berkeley resident. I have been involved in the following community activities: Instructor, Association of Local Government Auditors; Founder, Diversity Auditing Recruiting Day, Public Policy and International Affairs Program; Former Education Chair, San Francisco Association of Government Auditors; Former Chair, Youth Committee, Kehilla Community Synagogue; Room parent for 6 years at Rosa Parks Elementary; Volunteer Team Manager for 5 years at Noll-Soll Little League. Learn more and share your views with me via a community survey at www.JennyForAuditor.com  

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • Berkeley City Auditor Ann-Marie Hogan
  • Former Berkeley City Auditor Anna Rabkin
  • Alameda County Democratic Party

Organizations (8)

  • Berkeley Democratic Club
  • Berkeley Citizens Action
  • Berkeley Progressive Alliance
  • John George Democratic Club
  • Cal Democratic Club
  • Our Revolution East Bay
  • East Bay Women’s Political Alliance
  • Wellstone Democratic Club

Elected Officials (11)

  • Berkeley School Board Directors: Judy Appel, Ty Alper, Beatriz Leyva-Cutler, Karen Hemphill and Josh Daniels
  • Assemblymember Tony Thurmond
  • Alameda County Supervisor Keith Carson
  • Berkeley Mayor Jesse Arreguin
  • Berkeley City Council Members Maio, Worthington, Wengraf, Droste, Hahn, Davila, Bartlett, and Harrison
  • Former Assemblymember Dion Aroner
  • Former Mayor Gus Newport
  • Former Assemblymember and Mayor Tom Bates
  • Former State Senator and Mayor Loni Hancock
  • EBMUD Director Andy Katz
  • Former City Council Members Laurie Capitelli, Darryl Moore, Gordon Wozniak, and Ying Lee

Individuals (1)

  • Rent Board Commissioners Chang, Tregub, Poblet, Selawsky, Soto-Vigil, Simon-Weisberg, and Murphy

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