He’s not the best-known of California’s eight statewide elected officials, but Treasurer John Chiang says he’s looking at a run for governor in 2018.
Chiang is the son of Taiwanese immigrants. He was born in New York City and grew up in Chicago. In California, he’s served on the Board of Equalization, as state controller, and now treasurer.
He has several million dollars saved up in his campaign account.
And asked Wednesday about a potential run for governor, he said, “I’m very interested in it” -- and said no more.
Lt. Gov. Gavin Newsom has already declared his candidacy for governor in 2018. Other potential candidates include former Los Angeles Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa, former state Controller Steve Westly and venture capitalist and environmental activist Tom Steyer. All are Democrats.