Angelides (pronounced "Ann-jel-EE-dees") is the former California state treasurer, elected to that position in 1998. He was chair of the California Democratic party from 1991 to 1992. He ran for governor of California, but lost to the incumbent.
Angelides supports the clean energy initiative. The clean energy iniative will reduce oil consumption by 25% and tax oil companies by $4,000,000,000 over the next ten years and would make it illegal for record profit making oil industry to pass the tax on to consumers.
Angelides supports the clean money iniative which would provide public finances to candidates who can obtain at least 750 $5.00 contributions from voters and who have participated in at least one primary and two general election debates. It would also place new restrictions on contributions and expenditures by lobbyists and corporations.
Angelides was complimented by Elliot Spitzer for getting CalPERS (the nation's largest public pension fund) to only do business with investors who seperate research and investing practices. Spitzer said, "I applaud Treasurer Angelides for his actions. Today’s announcement is an important first step in ensuring that these reforms become the new market standard."
CalSTRS (the nations third largest public pension fund) approved Angelides' motion to divest from sudan to pressure an end to the government backed genocide in sudan.
Angelides called on the California State Legislature to pass AB 2584, which calls for an end to the loophole that allows corporations to escape taxes by relocating offshore.
Angelides wrote Barbara boxer a letter asking her to support net neutrality.
Angelides has called for the basic right of shareholders to nominate directors (William Donaldson, chairman of the SEC, instead caved to anti-reform pressure by the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and the Business Roundtable). Angelides says the push to privatize public pension funds is largely in response to the new trend of public pension funds calling for socially and environmentally responsible investments.
From Angelides' website: California State Treasurer Phil Angelides today called on the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC) to adopt tough rules that would make permanent the ban on the stock market abuse of spinning - the practice where a favored executive receives a preferred allocation of stock in an initial public offering (IPO) from an investment bank that does business with the executive's company. 
The executive directors of four major environmental groups criticized Westly campaign ads against Angelides, saying, "All of the environmental organizations who do endorsements believe Phil has the vision to be the greenest governor California has ever had. Don't let Steve Westly's attacks prevail over the environmental movement's best judgement in this election."  They also criticized Gary South in the letter. Westly endorsed Angelides after the primary.
Angelides said he will legalize gay marriage (california has the first legilature to approve of gay marriage but Arnold vetoed it).
Angelides has called for a rollback of the significant student financial aid cuts and calls for an expansion of grants.
For to live in an oil-dependent society is to live in fear. The fear of terrorism funded with the very dollars we spend at the gas pump. The fear of war to defend or defeat oil-fueled regimes in the Mideast. The fear of what happens to our families and our jobs when, inevitably, oil prices soar out of sight. The fear of what is happening to our planet and the legacy we are leaving to our children and grandchildren.
I believe President Bush is running deficits in Washington very deliberately. His plan is to finally run up so much debt that it inevitably creates pressure on the funding of things that count, in terms of the long-term strength of the society: educating kids, retirement security for American families. A mini version of that is going on in Sacramento. 
On Arnold's gay marriage veto: "Just as Wallace, Thurmond and many other segregationists came to regret their errors, I hope that Gov. Schwarzenegger will come to change his views."
"The merger should not be approved unless the executive compensation package is stripped out..."
"It takes more than empty soundbites to educate a child, more than scorched-earth rhetoric to balance a budget, more than celebrity swagger to care for the sick and the aged."