Democratic Assemblyman John Perez has a fundraising lead in the race for state controller.

New reports show the former speaker with $1.8 million in the bank.

He's launched a new TV campaign ahead of the June 3 primary. He's followed by Board of Equalization member Betty Yee, who's also a Democrat.

She reports $115,000 on hand.

Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, the leading Republican candidate, has 70 thousand banked.

She's spent nearly $350,000 so far.

Current Controller John Chiang is running for state treasurer.