Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma
“Eleni is the best choice for Lt. Governor. It is high time for gender parity in positions of leadership especially in California, a state that leads our country forward on issues that affect women like healthcare, immigration, reproductive justice and pay equity. California NOW is proud to endorse Eleni Kounalakis and we look forward to seeing her become the first woman elected Lt. Governor of California.”
- Kolieka Seigle, President, California National Organization for Women
U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell
"California needs leaders like Eleni Kounalakis. Without a doubt, I know that she has the political courage to stand up to corporate interests to fight for a stronger future for everyone - a future that gives more working and middle-class families greater economic security and multiple paths to succeed."
Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs
"As a diplomat and a lifelong Californian, I know Eleni Kounalakis has the dedication and experience to ensure California leads the way into the future. She understands what’s at stake in securing our democracy, values and diversity and strengthening our economy, so it works for everyone. I am proud to endorse Eleni for Lieutenant Governor."
U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui
"Eleni has spent the time to visit with residents of the San Joaquin Valley to understand our need for economic development and quality higher education for our kids. As Lt. Governor, I know she will work to help our community have access to an affordable college education, including through the development of a new CSU for Stockton, and with her business background she will work to bring good-paying jobs to Stockton and the Central Valley."
U.S. Congressman Jimmy Panetta
"Eleni is a wonderful businesswoman who understands the importance of having a good economic plan. Eleni works hard. She never takes anything for granted, and she loves this country. She gets that from her family because they lived the American Dream."
Former State Senator and CA Democratic Party Chair John Burton
“Eleni grew up in a rural part of Sacramento County, and comes from an agricultural background. Her father started out as an immigrant farm worker in the fields of Lodi, California, and she understands the important role farming plays in California's economy. I am proud to support Eleni for Lieutenant Governor because she has the dedication, vision and experience necessary to grow the economy, while making sure it works for all Californians."
Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf
“Eleni Kounalakis has the dedication and vision necessary to fight for all Californians and lead the way to a better and stronger California. As Lieutenant Governor, Eleni will work to lower the cost of housing, make higher education more affordable, and defend California’s values of equality and diversity. I am proud to support Eleni for Lieutenant Governor.”
Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg
"As a businesswoman and job creator, Eleni knows what is takes to create good-paying jobs and a growing economy in all 58 California counties. I know as Lt. Governor, Eleni will put a laser-focus on making sure all Californians have more opportunity and the chance to succeed by creating the kinds of meaningful jobs we need."
San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera
"Eleni is a daughter of Sacramento. She was born and raised here, and ran a successful business in Sacramento building homes for middle-class families. She knows that many Californians are still hurting and still haven’t recovered from the Great Recession, and I know she’ll focus policies on helping all families prosper. I know Lieutenant Governor Eleni will fight to make the economy work for all California families."
"Eleni is the proud daughter of an immigrant who worked in the fields, and paid his way through college on a waiter’s salary. As Lt. Governor, she will fight to protect the rights of immigrants and DREAMers and stand up to Donald Trump’s attack on our shared California values."