San Jose, CA – Today, Ann Ravel announced that Congresswoman Katie Porter has endorsed her campaign for State Senate. As a longtime advocate for working families and staunch opponent of dark money’s influence on politics, Porter touted Ravel’s efforts on these issues throughout her career as reasons for her support.
“I am excited to endorse Ann Ravel for California State Senate. Ann is a longtime consumer advocate who has dedicated her career to public service and advocating for government transparency. I know that Ann will continue her fight for working Californians in the State Senate and I urge you to vote for her in November,” said Porter.
“Katie Porter has established a reputation in Congress for her eagerness to challenge special interests on behalf of the people she represents. I plan on bringing that same spirit and fight to Sacramento,” said Ravel.
Congresswoman Porter joins a growing coalition of organizations and distinguished leaders who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. Ravel has also earned endorsements from Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis, State Controller Betty Yee, State Senators Connie Leyva and Hannah-Beth Jackson, Assemblywoman Rebecca Bauer-Kahan, former State Senator Rebecca Morgan, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone, Santa Clara County Supervisors Joe Simitian and Susan Ellenberg, End Citizens United, Fund Her, California Women’s List and the California Democratic Legislative Women’s Caucus and her district’ leading newspaper, The Mercury News, which 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.”
Ann 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 Big Tobacco 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.