Wednesday, January 10, 2018

BOE Chairwoman Diane Harkey Announces Formal Bid for Congress

For Immediate Release
January 10, 2018
Contact: Dave Gilliard
Phone: 916-626-6804

Diane Harkey to Run for Congress
in the 49th District with Issa's Support

Dana Point, CA - - California's highest ranking Republican elected official Diane Harkey - Chairwoman of the State Board of Equalization - announced that she will run for Congress in the 49th district, currently represented by Congressman Darrell Issa who is retiring.

"It has been my honor to represent all of the constituents of the 49th Congressional District for the last three years. I've been their taxpayer advocate in state government and I will be that same strong voice in Washington D.C., said Harkey.

"In Congress, I will focus on keeping America safe and our economy strong and growing.  The best possible military is non-negotiable. A thriving economy will not only allow us to have a military that is able to respond to any threat around the world, but also provides access to world class health care and job opportunities that make the 49th Congressional District the very best place to live, work and raise a family."

"I strongly support Diane Harkey's candidacy.  I know Diane Harkey to be a dedicated public servant and a tenacious candidate. I look forward to working with her," said Congressman Darrell Issa.

As Chairwoman of the State Board of Equalization, Harkey advocates for policies that support job creation in the private sector, improve California's budget outlook, and reduce the burden of complying with government audits and various tax regulations.

Harkey graduated Cum Laude with a degree in Economics from the University of California, Irvine and enjoyed a successful 30-year career in corporate finance and banking. Working in good and bad economic climates with individuals, small business owners, and leaders of publicly-traded companies helped form the pragmatic business perspective that she brings to the Board of Equalization.

Harkey won her election to the Board of Equalization with over 61% of the vote and is proud to represent 9.5 million constituents in the counties of Orange, Riverside, and San Diego.

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