Taxpayer advocate and Senator George Runner announced he has earned the endorsement of the Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association for his Board of Equalization bid.
"For well over a decade, George Runner has been a great advocate for taxpayers in both the Assembly and State Senate," said Howard Jarvis Taxpayer Association President Jon Coupal.
"Not only has he received the highest marks on our report card, his knowledge of the state budget and tax policy makes him the ideal candidate for a seat on the California Board of Equalization."
Senator Runner is running for BOE District 2, the largest of four districts that comprise California's statewide tax board. The district encompasses all or portions of 34 counties that span from the California-Oregon border to San Bernardino County.
"I am honored to have earned the support and confidence of Howard Jarvis Taxpayers' Association, California's pre-eminent taxpayers' watchdog organization," Runner said.
George Runner currently represents a large southern portion of BOE District 2 in the State Senate. He authored the successful Amber Alert system and Jessica's Law in 2006. He resides in Lancaster with his wife, former Assemblywoman Sharon Runner.