Ravel adds to growing support from five SD-15 communities
San Jose, CA – Today, California State Senate candidate Ann Ravel announced new endorsements from local elected officials representing communities throughout her district.
Announcing their support for Ravel today were: Campbell Vice Mayor Liz Gibbons, Saratoga Vice Mayor Mary-Lynne Bernald, Los Gatos Councilmember Rob Rennie, Cupertino Councilmembers Liang Chao and Jon Willey, Monte Sereno Mayor Pro Tempore Shawn Leuthold and Councilmembers Daniel LaBouve and Rowena Turner.
“I’m honored to have earned the support of local leaders across our district,” said Ravel. “Too many decisions in Sacramento are made by the special interests. As State Senator, I’ll do what’s best for our local communities by returning power back where it belongs – to the people.”
These local elected officials join a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. These federal, state, and local officials include Congressmembers Katie Porter, John Sarbanes and Jackie Speier, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, Controller Betty Yee, and Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian. 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 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 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 http://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.