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Runner announces re-election bid for Board of Equalization

Posted: February 11, 2014 5:08 p.m.
Updated: February 11, 2014 5:08 p.m.

Former state Sen. George Runner announced Tuesday he is planning to run for re-election to the California State Board of Equalization — the state’s elected tax commission.

The Antelope Valley Republican was first elected to the Board of Equalization in 2010 after serving for 12 years in the state Legislature, during which time he represented portions of the Santa Clarita Valley as well as the Antelope Valley.

During his tenure on the board and in the Legislature before that, Runner has been “a leader on tax reform, holding our legislators accountable for wasteful spending and overbearing regulations that continue to drive business out of the state,” according to a news release announcing his re-election bid.

“George continues to lead the fight against higher taxes, using a common-sense approach to tax reform,” said Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association President Jon Coupal in the news release.

“His knowledge of California’s tax policy and his dedication to his constituents gives taxpayers a real advocate on the board.”

Runner’s representative area on the Board of Equalization runs from San Bernardino up the eastern side of California to the border with Oregon and includes more than 9 million residents.

Prior to his election to the Legislature, Runner was a member of the Lancaster City Council and served two years as mayor. Runner and his wife, retired state Sen. Sharon Runner, founded Desert Christian Schools in 1976.
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