San Jose, CA – Today, former Santa Clara County Supervisor Pete McHugh endorsed Ann Ravel’s campaign to become the next State Senator of District 15. McHugh served on the Board of Supervisors for the County of Santa Clara from 1997 to 2008. He previously served twenty years on the Milpitas City Council and became the first elected Mayor of Milpitas in 1978.
“In 36 years of elected community service to the people of Santa Clara County, I’ve had the privilege of working with many dedicated public servants and Ann Ravel is one of the very best,” said McHugh. “I wholeheartedly endorse Ann for State Senate because we can trust her to represent us – not the special interests – in Sacramento.”
“It is an honor to earn the endorsement of Pete McHugh, whose long record of public service is a testament to his commitment to the people of Santa Clara County,” said Ravel. “As our community’s next state senator, I’ll continue the good fight to make sure that government works better for all of us.”
McHugh 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, 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.