San Jose, CA – Today, Ann Ravel announced that California Assemblymembers Susan Eggman and Tim Grayson have endorsed her campaign for California State Senate.
“I’m proud to support Ann Ravel’s bid to join the State Senate. As a lifelong public advocate, Ann has been a leader in so many good fights, including her defense of marriage equality,” said Eggman. “I look forward to fighting alongside her in Sacramento next year.” Eggman is also a candidate for the open seat in California State Senate District 5.
“Because of the severe economic impacts of COVID-19, California’s working families and small businesses face historic challenges in the months ahead,” said Grayson. “I support Ann Ravel for State Senate because in these difficult times we need a champion like Ann who will fight for the people, not the special interests.”
“I’m proud to have the support of leaders like Susan and Tim who have responded to our current crisis by prioritizing the needs of hard-working Californians,” said Ravel. “I look forward to the opportunity to join them in Sacramento as we continue the good fight.”
Eggman and Grayson join a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. In recent weeks, Ravel has announced endorsements from additional members of the California State Assembly and Senate. Ravel also previously earned endorsements from Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, State Senators Connie Leyva and Hannah-Beth Jackson, and Congressmembers Jackie Speier, John Sarbanes and Katie Porter. During the primary, The Mercury News called Ravel a “standout” candidate and said “Ravel is the one with the strength of character and respect to make a difference on the most important issues facing Californians.”
Ravel’s lifetime of public service has been defined by her fights to make government work effectively and for everyone, not just the dark money donors who fund so many elections. Twice she was tapped by President Barack Obama to serve in his administration – first fighting on behalf of consumers at the Department of Justice, then working to make our elections fairer and more transparent as head of the Federal Elections Commission.
Ravel was also appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as Chair of California’s Fair Political Practices Commission, leading a first-in-the-nation fight against the Koch Brothers and their illegal dark money network. As Santa Clara County’s chief attorney, she took on tobacco companies and won support for better healthcare, won pioneering cases protecting consumers, was a champion of a precedent-setting case to safeguard children from lead paint, and was never afraid to defend equality for all people.
To learn more about Ann Ravel’s campaign and see her growing endorsement list, visit www.RavelforCA.com.
California’s State Senate District 15 includes San Jose, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. This is an open seat – current State Senator Jim Beall is termed out in 2020.