San Jose, CA – San Jose, CA – Today, former San Jose Vice Mayor Rose Herrera announced her endorsement of Ann Ravel to become the next State Senator of District 15. Herrera previously served as Councilmember and Vice Mayor of the Bay Area’s largest city, founded the League of California Cities Women’s Caucus and is a proud veteran of the United States Air Force.
“I have known and respected Ann for many years and she is the representative San Jose needs in the State Senate. California must have politically independent and inclusive leaders to lead the fight on critical issues like the economy, healthcare and housing and homelessness,” said Rose Herrera. “If we want a government that works for all of us, we need Ann Ravel fighting for us in Sacramento.”
“I’m incredibly honored and grateful to be endorsed by Rose, a longtime leader from San Jose’s Evergreen community and outspoken advocate for Evergreen and East San Jose,” said Ravel. “Rose has always worked to be a collaborative leader — building coalitions to get things done — and I look forward to bringing that same spirit to the California legislature.”
Herrera joins a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. In recent months, Ravel has announced endorsements from Congresswoman Katie Porter, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and members of the San Jose City Council, ten incumbent members of the California legislature, the Silicon Valley Organization, 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 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.