Paul Angulo is a native of San Francisco, growing up on the now famed 18th Street in the heart of the city known as The Castro District. He has fond memories growing up in a neighborhood which was like a small town within a very large city.
As a teenager Paul’s family moved to southern California. After graduation from high school, Paul enlisted in the US Army because he felt it was a duty to serve his country. As American Armed Forces drew-down during the Vietnam war, Paul was posted to Frankfurt, West Germany. Paul is privileged to have been trained-by and served with incredible men and women of the US ARMY returning from the battlefields of Indochina. Paul learned a tremendous amount from that experience and it is the foundation of his leadership.
After receiving an Honorable Discharge, Paul attended the University of California at Berkeley, graduating with a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science in 1978. Paul's time at the University of California Berkeley was a challenging experience that only commitment and perseverance could have successfully achieved. Having recently been discharged from the military and short on money (the Army didn't exactly pay a lot of money), Paul did without books for the first few months and slept in his car. Eventually Paul found a night shift job at a paint factory and was able to find a room and the necessary books. In hindsight, he can see where most people would have just given up; however, he knew it was now or never. Paul Angulo was the first in his family to attend college.
Following the University of California, Paul spent 25-years working in the manufacturing industry. This is where he learned business, running a factory and keeping people fully employed. He worked hard at cutting production costs and implementing strategies to stabilize companies and avoid layoffs. It is from private industry that Paul was invited to work for Riverside County.
A Certified Public Accountant (CPA), Paul holds a Masters degree in Management from the University of Redlands. In addition, Paul is a graduate of Harvard University's JFK School of Government program on Leadership and Government Operations for Senior Government Executives. He is also an graduate of Harvard Law School’s program on Advanced Negotiations and Conflict Management (a consortium of Tufts, MIT and Harvard Law School). The program on advanced negotiations was especially demanding, where out of a class of sixty students composed of attorneys and judges, Paul Angulo was one of a few non-attorneys admitted to the program.
Paul Angulo takes his job as Riverside County 's Auditor Controller seriously. He believes if you aren't training as part of the job requirement, then you're falling behind because the rest of the world keeps moving forward. Laws and accounting methodology change rapidly. To be sure, the office of the auditor controller is a knowledge based business. Great results don't' appear out of thin air, they have to be earned - earned through experience, continuous improvement, and in collaboration with other experts in the field of governmental finance.
Paul loves spending time with his family, training in Judo, skiing, and riding his Harley-Davidson motorcycle. His other passion are his two Doberman Pinscher dogs.
As to elections, I offer Riverside County 's citizens integrity, experience and professionalism. I do not engage in smear to win political contests. I do not make up bogus stories to try to dupe the voter. Integrity, above all, is a fundamental principle in my leadership. Moreover, I do not seek endorsements from those I will audit as I believe that to be an inappropriate conflict of interest. The only endorsement I seek is from my fellow citizens of Riverside County.
My candidate statement in the Voters Guide:
The oversight of $38 Billion in taxpayer cash flows and assets is no easy feat. It requires incisive leadership, skill and experience. As a highly trained professional, I bring 25-years of private industry experience and 22-years of fiscal management experience to the position.
Under my leadership as the County's auditor-controller, during the past 4 years the following was accomplished: Completed 104 audits, identifying key areas for improvement. Investigated 250 incidents for fraud, waste and abuse. Distributed $18 Billion to cities and K-12 school districts for payrolls and debt payments. Paid $8.8 Billion in county payroll without disruption despite the office’ COVID-19 illnesses and staffing shortages. Implemented a critical $100 Million next-gen property tax system to improve efficiencies. Received 8 national awards for achieving high standards of financial report writing.
** Certified Public Accountant (CPA)
** University of California, Berkeley (BA, ‘78)
** University of Redlands (Masters in Management)
** Harvard University (Advanced Government Operations and Advanced Conflict Management Certifications)
** US ARMY Veteran
I respectfully ask for your vote because managing the risk associated with the oversight of $38 Billion of taxpayer cash flows requires the integrity, skill and leadership of an experienced professional.
Integrity | Accountability | Experience
Thank you, and God Bless America
Good governance depends on your participation. Work with me, to build a better community. I am PAUL ANGULO and I will never let you down.
I respectfully request your vote on June 7, 2022 to ensure the office is led with integrity, accountability and experience.