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Meet Eleni Kounalakis

"California must lead the way to a better, stronger future." - Eleni Kounalakis

BUSINESSWOMAN. Helped middle-class families own homes.

DIPLOMAT. Served as President Obama's Ambassador to Hungary.

EDUCATION ADVOCATE. Served on the First 5 Commission for early childhood education.

BORN AND RAISED IN SACRAMENTO. Daughter of an immigrant father who started out as a farm worker. Wife and mother of two teenage sons.