john chang

John Chiang, immediate past California State Treasurer, is Of Counsel at Ideal Legal Group, Inc.  As a first-generation Taiwanese American, John spent his undergraduate years studying finance at the University of South Florida. Then later staying on the east coast to pursue a law degree from Georgetown University Law Center. With his extensive background, John advises Ideal Legal Group, Inc. in civil litigation and settlement processes related to division of property and financial matters.


Birth Place: New York, NY

Home City: Torrance, CA


  • Bachelors of Arts in Finance, University of South Florida
  • Juris Doctor, Georgetown University


Political and Professional Experience:

  • Cannabis Board Member for Zeuss Technologies
  • Treasurer, State of California, 2014-2019
  • Controller, State of California, 2007-2014
  • Former Attorney, Office of the Controller, State of California
  • Former Representative, Franchise Tax Board
  • Member, State Board of Equalization, 1998-2006
  • Former Member, State of California Board of Equalization
  • Former Tax Law Specialist, Internal Revenue Service (IRS)
  • Former Member, Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA)
  • Former Member, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Advisory Council
  • Former Member, Ethnic Coalition of Southern California
  • Former Treasurer, Organization of Chinese Americans Los Angeles
  • Former Board Member, Planned Parenthood of Los Angleles
  • Former Board Chair, Streamlined Sales Tax Project

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