Statement of California Democratic Party Chairman John Burton on Speaker Emeritus John A. Perez Canceling the Recount

Our congratulations go out to Board of Equalization member Betty T. Yee on securing a spot in the top two run off.  Speaker Emeritus John A. Perez ran a positive issue driven campaign, and, understandably, with a margin of less than 500 votes, anybody would take a shot at a recount like he did. In the end, the Speaker Emeritus' decision to end the recount and call Betty to pledge his support for her campaign was the right step to take for the good of the party statewide.  Speaker Emeritus John A. Perez has a long record of accomplishments and a strong political future ahead of him.  Now, we must focus our attention on getting Betty Yee elected as our next Controller.  Unlike Mayor Swearengin, Board of Equalization Member Yee has the policy knowledge for the job and the experience to back it up.

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