SACRAMENTO – Calling him “a serious candidate for California’s very serious problems,” the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association (HJTA) Political Action Committee (PAC) today announced it has endorsed Michael Shellenberger for governor.

“Michael Shellenberger recognizes that not only are taxes too high, but Californians are not getting a return on investment for their tax dollars,” said HJTA President Jon Coupal.

“I am honored and proud to receive the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association PAC’s endorsement; It is the gold standard for protecting California taxpayers and holding government accountable,” said Shellenberger, a no-party-preference candidate for governor.

“Californians pay among the highest taxes in the nation and are not seeing very much in return. We need to rededicate those tax dollars to solving California’s humanitarian crisis of homelessness, refocusing education for the children, not the adults, and pursuing a policy agenda focused on abundance not scarcity of water, energy and infrastructure,” he added.

Founded in 1978, the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association is widely considered the most influential taxpayer advocacy group in California, with hundreds of thousands of members statewide.