Endorsements

U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

"Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis has dedicated her life to the fight for California values. She is a powerful advocate for immigrants, economic innovation and job creation, and providing all with access to quality and affordable health care. Eleni has the vision and conviction necessary to boldly and wisely lead California into the future. I am proud to support Eleni for Lt. Governor."

San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee

"Eleni's record of public service, and accomplishments as a business woman, make her uniquely qualified to serve our state as Lieutenant Governor. At every turn, whether as a Port Commissioner in San Francisco, member of the Governor's International Trade and Investment Advisory Council, or as President Obama's Ambassador to Hungary, Eleni has shown an unmatched dedication to standing up for what's best for our city, our state, and country."

Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

"As a businesswoman and job creator, Eleni knows what is takes to create good-paying jobs and a growing economy in all 58 California counties. I know as Lt. Governor, Eleni will put a laser-focus on making sure all Californians have more opportunity and the chance to succeed by creating the kinds of meaningful jobs we need."

Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

"Eleni is a daughter of Sacramento. She was born and raised here, and ran a successful business in Sacramento building homes for middle-class families. She knows that many Californians are still hurting and still haven’t recovered from the Great Recession, and I know she’ll focus policies on helping all families prosper. I know Lieutenant Governor Eleni will fight to make the economy work for all California families."

Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

"Eleni has spent the time to visit with residents of the San Joaquin Valley to understand our need for economic development and quality higher education for our kids. As Lt. Governor, I know she will work to help our community have access to an affordable college education, including through the development of a new CSU for Stockton, and with her business background she will work to bring good-paying jobs to Stockton and the Central Valley."

San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera

"Eleni is the proud daughter of an immigrant who worked in the fields, and paid his way through college on a waiter’s salary. As Lt. Governor, she will fight to protect the rights of immigrants and DREAMers and stand up to Donald Trump’s attack on our shared California values."

Former State Senator Mark Leno

"Eleni is a champion of equal rights for all. She knows that access to a safe, inclusive, high quality education is the key to every child’s success. As Lt. Governor, she will work to make higher education and vocational training more accessible and affordable for all California kids."