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In 2002, John Liu served in the New York City Council, representing District 20 in Queens and served as Chair of the Council’s Transportation Committee. His most significant accomplishments as a legislator include exposing financial irregularities at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), shepherding bills through his committee designed to enhance administrative efficiency, and enacting legislation that ensures equal access to city services regardless of language ability. John C. Liu serves as the 43rd Comptroller of the City of New York, independently elected and sworn into office on January 1st to protect and enhance the fiscal health of New York. In his first months as the City’s Chief Financial Officer, John Liu has sharpened the tools of the Comptroller’s Office to make government more efficient and accountable to the people we serve.