Results-driven Leadership

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Riverside County Auditor-Controller

A native Californian, I grew up in San Francisco and Hacienda Heights, California, where I graduated from Glen A. Wilson High School. I moved with my family to the Inland Empire in 1988.

After serving in the military (active duty 1971-74), I earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science and a Master's degree in management from UC Berkeley and the University of Redlands California, respectively. I am an alumnus of Harvard's Kennedy School of Government state and local governance program for senior executives, as well as Harvard's Negotiation Institute. I am also a certified public accountant.

I worked in private industry for 24 years before entering public service. I was first elected to office in November 2010, receiving the most votes by any candidate in Riverside County's 120 year history. I was re-elected in 2014 unopposed.

In the US Army, I served with various Engineer units, completing my service with Headquarters Engineer Command, Frankfurt, West Germany in 1974.

As county auditor-controller, I lead the oversight of the county's $12 billion in budget and assets. In addition, the office is responsible for many complex processes, including apportioning (distributing) more than $3.2 billion in property taxes to K-14 schools, cities and special districts; and monitoring billions in cash-flows. The auditor-controller's office produces a $1.4 billion payroll for 18,000 county employees. The office also provides numerous analyses and regulatory reports.
In my view a leader’s value to the community is dependent on what he (or she) does for the community. I call this results-driven leadership. It is the cornerstone of my leadership initiative. As the county's top fiscal officer, homeowner and taxpayer, the government's performance is very important to me. Here, in my first term, I led the turn-around of an office that was badly broken and in disarray. It was a daunting task to take over an office that was woefully lacking in proper ethical leadership and performance--frankly, the poster child of failed governance. Under my leadership operational performance and service delivery have improved dramatically because I will settle for nothing less.
It is my goal to continue building an office at the cutting edge of governmental operations.

Top Priorities
•    Continue to strengthen fiscal oversight
•    Increase operational capacity
•    Continue delivering results

In summary, the auditor-controller's work impacts lives. I therefore believe public leaders have a moral duty to drive higher standards of performance. I will continue serving with the diligence and integrity expected of public leaders.

Thank you for your trust and confidence.


Paul Angulo, CPA
Riverside County Auditor-Controller

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