San Jose, CA – California State Senate candidate Ann Ravel today announced she has earned the endorsement of California State Senator Anna Caballero. Caballero was elected to represent California’s 12th state senate district in 2018. Caballero previously served in the state assembly, and was appointed to lead the California Business, Consumer Services and Housing Agency by Governor Jerry Brown from 2011 to 2015.
“I’ve known Ann Ravel for 10 years. She is a proven fighter who will stand up for California consumers and help lead our economic recovery,” said Caballero. “I am proud to endorse my good friend Ann Ravel to join me in the state senate next year.”
“During Governor Brown’s administration, I got know Anna as we each led efforts to make our elections and our government work better for everyone – not just the special interests,” said Ravel. “I look forward to working with her again next year as a member of the state senate.”
Caballero joins a growing coalition of distinguished leaders and organizations who are supporting Ravel’s bid for State Senate. Ravel has been endorsed by President Barack Obama, Congresswomen Anna Eshoo, Katie Porter and Jackie Speier, Latinas Lead California and EMILY’s List. She previously announced endorsements from State Senators Connie Leyva, Hannah-Beth Jackson, Jerry Hill, Melissa Hurtado, Steve Glazer and Susan Rubio. 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.