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November 1, 2019

Q&A: Raise UC tuition? Eliminate SAT tests? Board of Regents Chairman John A. Pérez has something to say

"John A. Pérez understands both power and poverty. The son of a sheet-metal worker from Mexico, Pérez grew up in what were the low-income neighborhoods of El Sereno and Highland Park in the 1970s. A labor union organizer, he was elected to the Assembly..."


Teresa Watanabe

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April 14, 2013

John A. Pérez: California still the place for business

"As Assembly speaker, my focus has been on creating jobs and getting Californians back to work. That can’t happen without businesses being able to succeed. And while we can always improve our business climate..."


John A. Pérez


November 8, 2019

UC defends its best and brightest: its DACA students

"At the University of California, where I chair the Board of Regents, we see the fallacy of that mind-set every day, at each of our 10 campuses, five medical centers and three national laboratories. Immigrant students, scholars and professors have helped make UC the premier public research university system in the nation, the academic home to 65 Nobel Prize winners, and students from 166 countries representing every continent except Antarctica..."


John A. Pérez

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Dec. 17, 2009

Politics is part of John Pérez's DNA

"Reporting from Sacramento — He got the bug early, walking precincts in his Los Angeles neighborhood at the age of 14, talking politics with aplomb, prompting adults to marvel and agree: John Pérez was going places."


Eric Bailey and Shane Goldmacher


May 25, 2014

Column:  As Assembly speaker, he helped tame the budget. What’s next for John Pérez?

"John A. Pérez became speaker of the Assembly, arguably the second-most powerful position in California, on March 1, 2010. When he took the oath, the state faced the highest unemployment rate in its recorded history and a budget shortfall of $60 billion..."


Jim Newton


Oct. 14, 2019

CalChamber, Business Leaders Join Lt. Governor in Trade Delegation to Mexico

"The delegation attended the first day of a conference entitled: México and California: Building Environmental Resilience Together. For the welcome remarks — in Spanish — to the conference, we heard from the Honorable John A. Pérez, Chairman of the UC Board of Regents and Speaker Emeritus of the California State Assembly."

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