Ravel continues to add support from members of California Senate’s Democratic Caucus
San Jose, CA – Today, Ann Ravel announced that California State Senators Steve Glazer, Melissa Hurtado and Susan Rubio have endorsed her campaign to join them in the State Senate next year.
“I have been a close observer of Ann’s effective leadership in enforcing ethics and fair campaign laws on the state and federal levels. She will bring that same tenacity and commitment to the Senate in fighting for the people over the power of special interest groups,” said Glazer.
“Ann and I know that California works best when opportunity is available to every family,” said Hurtado. “We can build a stronger economy by electing leaders like Ann who will fight to put power back in the hands of the people.”
“California is going to face tough choices in the years ahead, and we need legislators who are capable of handling those difficult decisions,” said Rubio. “Ann Ravel has proven throughout her career that she has the courage and conviction to fight for what’s right even when it’s not easy.”
“Steve, Melissa and Susan have been in the fight as members of the State Senate, and they know what it takes” said Ravel. “I’m humbled to earn their support and will stand with them as we work to make our government work for everyone,” said Ravel.
Glazer, Hurtado and Rubio join a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. Ravel previously earned endorsements from State Senators Connie Leyva and Hannah-Beth Jackson, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis and State Controller Betty Yee. In recent weeks, Ravel has announced additional endorsements from Congresswoman Katie Porter, the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, California Women’s List and members of the San Jose City Council. 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 wrest power from special interest groups or industries and return it to the people. 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 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 José, Campbell, Cupertino, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno and Saratoga. This is an open seat – current State Senator Jim Beall is termed out in 2020.