Khamis is first candidate from March primary to endorse in SD-15 race
San Jose, CA – Today, California State Senate candidate Ann Ravel announced endorsements from San Jose City Councilmembers Johnny Khamis, Dev Davis, Lan Diep and Pam Foley. Khamis was previously a candidate in SD-15 during the March 2020 primary, making Ravel the first candidate in the November election to earn the support of one of her former rivals.
“In this time of crisis we need leaders with a proven track record of putting the interests of the public before any special interests. That’s why Ann Ravel is now the best choice for State Senate,” said Khamis. “As a consumer champion and fiscal watchdog she has fought tirelessly for our communities. Ann has proven she leads with integrity and can work with everyone to get things done, qualities sorely lacking in Sacramento and that’s why she is my choice for State Senator.”
“Ann Ravel has been a tireless advocate for women and families her entire life,” said Davis. “As our next state senator, she’ll fight for good schools and quality public services so that our kids can enjoy the future they deserve.”
“I’m supporting Ann Ravel for State Senate because she’ll take on the tough fights in Sacramento,” said Foley. “As Santa Clara County Counsel, she challenged PG&E for putting profits over people. We need a state senator who will stand up for consumers and communities.”
“Ann Ravel will be a strong voice for making government more transparent and accountable to the people, just as she has her whole career,” said Diep. “I look forward to working with her to make sure we have a state government that works for us.”
“I’m proud to have earned the support of Councilmembers Khamis, Davis, Diep and Foley, said Ravel. “At times like these, it is important that our elected officials speak for the people, not the special interests, and that’s why I’m running for State Senate.”
Davis, Foley and Khamis join a growing coalition of organizations and distinguished leaders who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. Ravel has also earned endorsements from Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone and Santa Clara County Supervisors Susan Ellenberg and Joe Simitian. In recent weeks, Ravel has announced additional endorsements from Congresswoman Katie Porter, California Women’s List and the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus. During the primary, San Jose’s 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 served in the Obama Administration – first standing up for consumers as they fought to recover from the Great Recession and then fighting back against dark money in politics and for effective and transparent government as head of the Federal Elections Commission. She was appointed by Governor Jerry Brown to Chair the Fair Political Practices Commission, leading a first-in-the-nation fight against the Koch Brothers and dark money.
As Santa Clara County’s chief attorney, she took on tobacco companies and won support for better healthcare. She won pioneering cases protecting consumers, she was a champion of a precedent-setting case to safeguard children from lead paint, and she 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.