Ravel wins support of region’s largest and oldest Chamber of Commerce
San Jose, CA – Today, the Silicon Valley Organization (SVO) announced they have endorsed Ann Ravel for State Senate in District 15. The SVO represents a community of 1,200 businesses and 300,000 employees throughout the greater Silicon Valley region.
“Ann Ravel is a national leader in the fight for more transparent and accountable government,” said Matt Mahood, President and CEO of the SVO. “In the State Senate, Ann will be a champion for bringing common sense to government so we can continue to generate more middle-class jobs, build more housing and create stronger communities here in Silicon Valley and across California.”
“California will face difficult choices in the months and years ahead as we recover from the current public health and economic crisis,” said Ravel. “I look forward to working with SVO to help grow middle class jobs as safely and quickly as possible.”
Ravel continues to prove her independence by attracting support across a wide political spectrum at both the local and national levels. The SVO joins a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. In just the last two months, Ravel has announced endorsements from progressive Congresswoman Katie Porter, local officials from across the district, ten incumbent members of the California legislature, Latinas Lead California and EMILY’s List. 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 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 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.