Delaine Eastin Endorses Ann Ravel for State Senate

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Eastin joins growing list of women supporting Ravel’s campaign
San Jose, CA – Today, Delaine Eastin announced she is supporting Ann Ravel for California State Senate District 15. Eastin previously served as California State Assemblywoman and was the first ever woman elected to serve as California Superintendent of Public Instruction.
Eastin joins a group of strong women supporting Ravel for State Senate, including: Congresswomen Anna Eshoo, Katie Porter and Jackie Speier; Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis; Treasurer Fiona Ma; Controller Betty Yee; State Senators Connie Leyva, Melissa Hurtado, Susan Rubio; Assemblymembers Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, Susan Eggman, Laura Friedman and Blanca Rubio; and Santa Clara County Supervisor Susan Ellenberg. Ravel has also been endorsed by EMILY’s List, NARAL Pro-Choice California, Latinas Lead California, DAWN, the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus, and earned the Gun Sense Candidate Distinction from Moms Demand Action.
“The struggles we’ve shared these last few months – from empty classrooms and shuttered small businesses, to overburdened healthcare workers – have only reaffirmed my belief that we must send Ann’s strong voice and brass backbone to represent us in Sacramento,” said Eastin. “I’m supporting Ann Ravel for State Senate because she’ll truly make a difference in the state capitol and give voice to the people who otherwise go unheard.”
“Delaine has been a lifelong champion for the people of California, most notably by ensuring equal opportunity for future generations in her work as an educator and Superintendent for Public Instruction,” said Ravel. “I am extremely proud to have another strong woman like Delaine in my corner as we fight to make government work better for all of us.”
Ravel continues to build a broad coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations in support of her bid for State Senate. Ravel was the only California state legislative candidate endorsed by President Barack Obama. She’s also earned support from San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Supervisor Joe Simitian, the Silicon Valley Organization and End Citizens United. 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. A tireless advocate for women and marginalized communities, Ann was the second chair in the pioneering affirmative action case for women in the workplace (Johnson v. Transportation Agency) – the only U.S. Supreme Court case on this issue.
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
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.


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