News Release

For Immediate Release:
March 7, 2018
Micah Grant / 916-322-3116 o / 323-868-9067 c

Board of Equalization Selects George Runner as Chairman

Sacramento, Calif. – During the Board of Equalization's February meeting in Sacramento, George Runner was selected as Chairman by his fellow Board Members.

"It's an honor to be trusted with this privilege by my colleagues," said Board of Equalization Chairman George Runner. "As always, my focus will remain on doing everything I can to make life easier for California taxpayers, and I look forward to working with the Board in my new role."

Prior to serving as Chairman, Runner served as Vice Chair twice and led the Board's customer service and administrative efficiency committee, where he focused on promoting taxpayer-friendly changes to the agency, as well as streamlining the Board's operations.

As Board of Equalization Chairman, Runner serves as a member of the Franchise Tax Board along with State Controller Betty Yee and Department of Finance Director Michael Cohen.

The next BOE meeting will be held in Sacramento on March 27, 2018.

George Runner represents the State Board of Equalization’s First District and is a leading advocate for California taxpayers. Prior to being elected to the BOE, Runner served in the State Legislature where he authored California’s Amber Alert and Blue Alert. As a member of the Senate Revenue and Taxation committee, he led the fight against tax increases and supported tax relief for all Californians. A thoughtful conservative, Runner’s priorities include improving the economy, business growth, education excellence, and public safety for all Californians.

The five-member California State Board of Equalization (BOE) is a publicly elected tax board. The BOE collects $60.5 billion annually in taxes and fees supporting state and local government services. It hears business tax appeals, acts as the appellate body for franchise and personal income tax appeals, and serves a significant role in the assessment and administration of property taxes. For more information on other taxes and fees in California, visit California Tax Service Center.

Note: This news release may discuss complex tax laws and concepts. It may not address every situation, and is not considered written advice under Revenue and Taxation Code section 6596. Changes in law or regulations may have occurred since the time this news release was written. If there is a conflict between the text of this news release and the law, decisions will be based upon the law and not this news release. For specific help, please contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.