California Treasurer

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    Greg Conlon
    (Rep)

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    Fiona Ma
    (Dem)

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How would you suggest the state reduce its long-term unfunded debt for public employees' pensions and retirees' health care?

Age 85
Birthplace (city) Chicago, Ill.
Residence (city) Atherton
Campaign telephone (650) 315-4956
Campaign email greg@gregconlon.com
Education Bachelor's degree, University of Utah; Executive Program, UC Business School; Law School, University of San Francisco.
Experience Private sector - partner, international public accounting firm, over 20 years; private business consulting; public sector - president and commissioner, Calif. Public Utilities Commission; commissioner, Calif. Transportation Commission.
As discussed in the Secretary of State candidate statement, I would reform state public pension unfunded liabilities of over $300 billion by starting a new defined-benefit contribution plan for new employees.

Age 52
Birthplace (city) Manhattan, New York City, NY
Residence (city) San Francisco
Campaign telephone (916) 551-1891
Campaign email Fiona@FionaMa.com
Education Master's of public administration, Pepperdine University, 2000; master's degree, taxation, Golden Gate University, 1993; bachelor's degree, accounting, Rochester Institute of Technology, NY, 1988.
Experience Member, BOE Dist. 2, 2014-present; Assemblywoman AD12, 2006-12; member, S.F. Board of Supes, 2002-06; field representative (part-time) for Sen. John Burton, 1995-02; started own CPA practice, 1995-02; Ernst & Whinney (Now Ernst & Young) 1988-94.
My AB 1987 (2010) addressed pension spiking & double dipping. Support Gov. Brown's reforms; prepay debt with lower-interest debt; continue to tackle underground economy to generate more revenue; work on cannabis banking; support greater transparency.