Wednesday, December 7, 2022
CLOSE
 
State Controller Candidate Malia Cohen Shares the Real Secret to Currency in Politics
By Betti Halsell, Staff Writer
Published May 19, 2022

Malia Cohen is currently running for State Controller this year. (File)

Vote-by-mail ballots for the primary election were distributed by election offices across the state on May 9.  Malia Cohen will be a name to recognize on that form, she is currently running for State Controller this year.

The primary Election will be held on June 7. The elected State Controller will be known as the state’s chief fiscal officer, in charge of a department of 1,400 employees.

California Black Media (CBM) hosted a discussion with Cohen, on Tuesday, May 10.  Board Chair Cohen has led the Board of Supervisors of the City and County of San Francisco before becoming elected to the Board of Equalization.

ADVERTISEMENT

“Generally, I don’t think people know where their tax dollars are being spent and that’s huge. Access to information is the main currency when it comes to politics—when it comes to business.”

Cohen proposed to widen the access by providing financial information as it pertains to her platform as State Controller, in different languages. She added that there are differences in dialect, even within the African diaspora.

California Black Media (CBM) hosted a discussion with Cohen, on Tuesday, May 10. (Screen Grab)

In a previous interview conducted by the Los Angeles Sentinel, Cohen shared her experience in holding a seat in the California Board of Equalization. Cohen has worked under committees that handle the concerns of the collective community directly. She has represented over 10 million people living in 23 different counties throughout the state of California.

As a seasoned constituent of local and state policies, Cohen is looking to protect the wealth of the future by including programs that would reach the Gen Z demographic. As of today, young people between the ages of 9-24, have indirect spending power that reaches up to $143 billion, according to Forbes.

Cohen is a California native; she was born in San Francisco. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Fisk University in Nashville, Tennessee and a Master’s of Science in Public Policy & Management from Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Some of her priorities include tax code equity and for people to understand that tax breaks are available to help everyone.

 

ADVERTISEMENT
Categories: News
Tags: | | | | | |

Get the Los Angeles Sentinel App!



Since 1933 The Voice of Our Community Speaking for Itself.
89 Years of LA Sentinel.
Black News.
SEARCH:    

Daily Brief

LA Sentinel
in your pocket:





TOS-Cookbook-Web

LA Watts Times

 
© 2022 Los Angeles Sentinel All Rights Reserved • A Bakewell Media Publication

AboutArchivesContact UsCorrections & MisprintsMedia Kit

Terms of ServicePrivacy Policy

LA Watts TimesTaste of Soul

Close / I'm already on the list

Subscribe Today!

Don't be limited anymore! Subscribe Now »

** Existing subscribers, please Login / Register for Digital »

Subscribe to The Los Angeles Sentinel for only $5.99 $3.99 per month, with 1 month free!

Relax in comfort each week as you read the printed newspaper on your own time, delivered weekly to your home or office. This subscription also includes UNLIMITED DIGITAL ACCESS for all of your devices. Includes FREE shipping! One easy payment of $3.99/month gets you:

Subscribe Now »