San Jose, CA – California State Senate candidate Ann Ravel today announced she has earned the endorsements of former Saratoga Mayor Emily Lo and Los Gatos-Saratoga Union High School District board member Katherine Tseng. Ann Ravel’s lifelong commitment to fighting for justice and government transparency makes her the right choice for the people of Saratoga,” said Lo. “She is a person of integrity, a quality I highly value in public service.”
“I’m supporting Ann Ravel for state senate because she’ll do what’s best for students and younger Californians on critical issues like education, health care, the environment, jobs and our economy,” said Tseng.
“I’d like to thank local leaders in the Saratoga community Emily Lo and Katherine Tseng for their support,” said Ravel. “I am grateful to be endorsed by community leaders who share my values of working in the best interest of all residents. As your next state senator, I am committed to making government more accountable and transparent.”
Lo and Tseng join a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. Ravel has been endorsed by President Barack Obama, Congresswomen Anna Eshoo, Katie Porter and Jackie Speier, Latinas Lead California and EMILY’s List. 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 protect consumers and empower voters. Twice she was appointed 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 Election 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 has always strongly defended equality for all.
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.