Endorsements

 
Kamala Harris
Ambassador Eleni Kounalakis has dedicated her life to the fight for California values. She is a powerful advocate for immigrants, economic innovation and job creation, and providing all with access to quality and affordable health care. Eleni has the vision and conviction necessary to boldly and wisely lead California into the future. I am proud to support Eleni for Lt. Governor.
— U.S. Senator Kamala Harris
 
 
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Organizations


 

Newspapers

  • Sacramento Bee

  • Modesto Bee

  • Mercury News

  • Bay Area Reporter

  • East Bay Express

  • San Diego City Beat

  • Los Angeles Sentinel

  • Orange County Register

  • Inland Valley Daily Bulletin

  • Los Angeles Daily News

  • Riverside Press-Enterprise

  • Long Beach Press-Telegram

  • Torrance Daily Breeze

  • San Bernardino Sun

  • San Gabriel Valley Tribune

  • Pasadena Star-News

  • Whittier Daily News

  • Redlands Daily Facts

Women’s Organizations

  • EMILY's List

  • California National Organization for Women (NOW)

  • NARAL Pro-Choice California 

  • Women's Political Committee

  • Feminist Majority

  • National Women's Political Caucus

  • California Legislative Women's Caucus

  • California Women's List

  • San Francisco Women's Political Committee

  • San Francisco Democratic Women In Action

  • Fund Her

  • East Bay Women's Political Alliance

  • Women Democrats of Sacramento County

  • Run Women Run

  • Heart of LA Democratic Club

  • Indivisible Women Nevada County

  • Democratic Women of Santa Barbara County

  • Santa Barbara Women's Political Committee

  • Ventura County Women's Political Council

  • Fresno County Democratic Women's Club

  • Democratic Women's Club of Stanislaus County

LGBTQ Organizations

  • Equality California

  • Stonewall Democratic Club

  • Alice B. Toklas LGBT Democratic Club

  • Harvey Milk LGBTQ Democratic Club

  • Stonewall Young Democrats

  • Tulare County Stonewall Democrats

Democratic/Young Dem Clubs

  • Potrero Hill Democratic Club

  • Porterville Democratic Club

  • Tri-Valley Democratic Club

  • Democrats of Napa Valley

  • Edwin M. Lee Asian Pacific Democratic Club

  • Richmond District Democratic Club

  • San Francisco Eastern Neighborhood Democratic Club

  • United Democratic Club

  • FDR Democratic Club

  • Westside Democratic Club

  • West Los Angeles Democratic Club

  • Simi Valley Democratic Club

  • New Frontier Democratic Club

  • Sacramento County Young Democrats

  • San Francisco Young Democrats

  • Los Angeles County Young Democrats

  • California Young Democrats Black Caucus

  • Contra Costa County Young Democrats

  • Fresno County Young Democrats

  • Latino/a Young Democrats of San Francisco

  • San Francisco Black Young Democrats

  • Marin County Young Democrats

  • Riverside County Young Democrats

  • San Fernando Valley Young Democrats

  • Ventura County Young Democrats

Labor/organizations

  • California Federation of Teachers

  • Northern California Carpenters Regional Council

  • National Union of Healthcare Workers (NUHW)

  • SEIU Local 2579 - Employees Union

  • IBEW Local 340

  • Laborers Local 185

  • California Medical Association

Environmental Endorsements

  • California League of Conservation Voters

  • State Senator Bob Wieckowski

  • State Senator Bob Hertzberg

  • Environmental Activist Robert Redford

 

Elected Officials


 

federal

  • U.S. President Barack Obama 

  • U.S. Senator Kamala Harris

  • U.S. Senator Dianne Feinstein

  • U.S. Senator Barbara Boxer (ret.) 

  • U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand

  • Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi

  • U.S. Congresswoman Nanette Barragán

  • U.S. Congressman Ami Bera

  • U.S. Congresswoman Anna Eshoo

  • U.S. Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren

  • U.S. Congresswoman Carolyn Maloney (New York)

  • U.S. Congresswoman Doris Matsui

  • U.S. Congressman Jerry McNerney

  • U.S Congressman Jimmy Panetta

  • U.S. Congressman John Sarbanes (Maryland)

  • U.S. Congressman Adam Schiff

  • U.S. Congressman Eric Swalwell

  • U.S. Congressman Mike Thompson

  • Former U.S. Congresswoman Shelley Berkley

  • Former Undersecretary of State and U.S. Congresswoman Ellen Tauscher

state

  • Board of Equalization Member Fiona Ma

  • Board of Equalization Member Jerome Horton

  • CA State Senator Bob Hertzberg

  • CA State Senator Bob Wieckowski

  • CA State Assembly Member Kevin McCarty

  • CA State Assembly Member Autumn Burke

  • CA State Assembly Member Blanca Rubio

  • CA State Assembly Member Jim Cooper

  • CA State Assembly Member Sharon Quirk-Silva

  • CA State Assembly Member Cecilia Aguiar-Curry

  • CA State Assembly Member Jacqui Irwin

  • CA State Assembly Member Jim Frazier

  • Former California State Treasurer Phil Angelides

  • Former State Senator and California Democratic Party Chair John Burton

  • Former State Senator Mark Leno

  • Former State Senator Carole Migden

  • Former State Senator Elaine Alquist

  • Former State Senator Denise Ducheny

  • Former Assembly Speaker Pro Tem Sally Lieber

  • Former CA State Assembly Member Lloyd Levine

  • Former CA State Assembly Member Patty Berg

  • Former CA State Assembly Member Roger Dickinson

  • Former CA State Controller Steve Westly

  • Former Michigan Governor Jennifer Granholm

  • Former Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis

Mayor

  • San Francisco Mayor London Breed

  • Oakland Mayor Libby Schaaf

  • Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg

  • Stockton Mayor Michael Tubbs

  • Millbrae Mayor Gina Papan

  • Inglewood Mayor James T. Butts

  • Manhattan Beach Mayor Amy Howorth 

  • Belmont Mayor Charles Stone

  • Burbank Mayor Emily Gabel-Luddy

  • Lawndale Mayor Robert Pullen-Miles

  • Gardena Mayor Tasha Cerda 

  • East Palo Alto Mayor Ruben Abrica

  • Hillsborough Mayor Marie Chuang

  • Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly

  • Foster City Mayor Sam Hindi

  • West Hollywood Mayor John Heilman

  • Former San Francisco Interim Mayor Mark Farrell

  • Former City of San Luis Obispo Mayor Jan Marx

  • Former San Francisco Mayor Art Agnos

  • Former City of Clearlake Mayor Joey Luiz

  • Former Sonoma Mayor Laurie Gallian

 

local

  • Los Angeles County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl

  • Folsom City Vice Mayor Kerri Howell

  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Gil Cedillo

  • Los Angeles City Councilmember Nury Martinez

  • San Francisco Supervisor, Board President Malia Cohen

  • San Francisco County Supervisor Rafael Mandelman

  • Sonoma County Supervisor James Gore

  • San Luis Obispo County Supervisor Adam Hill

  • Marin County Supervisor, Board President Damon Connolly

  • Nevada County Supervisor Heidi Hall

  • Sacramento County Supervisor Phil Serna

  • Yolo County Supervisor Don Saylor

  • San Joaquin County District Attorney Tori Verber Salazar

  • San Francisco City Attorney Dennis Herrera

  • San Francisco Sheriff Vicki Hennessey

  • Glendale City Clerk Ardashes "Ardy" Kassakhian

  • Sacramento City Council Member Eric Guerra

  • Sacramento City Council Member Jay Schenirer

  • Sacramento City Council Member Rick Jennings

  • Fresno City Council President Esmeralda Soria

  • Hawthorne City Council Member Nilo Michelin

  • Half Moon Bay City Council Member Deborah Ruddock

  • San Mateo City Council Member Diane Papan

  • Santa Cruz City Council Member Richelle Noroyan

  • Chico City Council Member Karl Ory

  • Irvine City Council Member Melissa Fox

  • Piedmont City Council Member Teddy Gray King

  • Pomona City Council Member Robert Torres

  • Stockton City Council Member Christina Fugazi

  • Roseville City Council Member Scott Alvord

  • Redwood City Council Member Shelly Masur

  • Millbrae City Council Member Wayne J. Lee

  • Morgan Hill City Council Member Rene Spring

  • Menlo Park City Council Member Catherine Carlton

  • Burlingame City Council Member Emily Beach

  • Baldwin Park City Council Member Susan Rubio 

  • Belmont City Council Member Julia Mates

  • West Hollywood City Council Member Lindsey Horvath

  • Santa Cruz City Council Member Richelle Noroyan

  • City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees President Thea Selby

  • City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees Member Shanell Williams

  • City College of San Francisco Board of Trustees Member Alex Randolph

  • Contra Costa Community College District Board Trustee John Marquez

  • Napa Valley College Board of Trustees President Mary Ann Mancuso

  • Vallecito Union School Board Vice Chair Tom Pratt

  • San Diego Unified School District, District B President, Kevin Beiser

  • San Francisco School Board Member, Shamann Walton

  • Cambrian School District Board Member Aletta Godden

  • San Francisco Board of Education Commissioner, Emily Murase

  • Southwestern College Governing Board Member Nora Vargas

  • Olivehurst Public Utility District Chair Mary Jane Griego

  • City of Santa Monica Rent Control Board Commissioner Caroline Torosis

  • Midpeninsula Regional Open Space District Board Member Cecily Harris

  • Florin County Water District Chair & Director Larry S. Tract

  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Michela Alioto-Pier

  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Jim Gonzalez

  • Former San Francisco Supervisor Leslie Katz

  • Former San Francisco Police Commissioner David Onek

  • Former Sacramento County Sheriff Lou Blanas

  • Former Fremont City Council Member Anu Natarajan

  • Former Sacramento City School Board and Sacramento County Board of Education President Roy Grimes

  • Former City of San Luis Obispo Vice Mayor John Ashbaugh

  • Former City of Grover Beach Mayor Pro Tem Karen Bright

 
 

Community Leaders & Activists


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
  • Robbie Abelon, President, Sacramento County Young Democrats

  • Willie Adams, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU) Secretary-Treasurer

  • Norma Alcala, Trustee of the Washington Unified School District

  • Maria Alegria, Chair, The Democratic Party of Contra Costa County

  • Panorea Avdis, Director of the Governor's Office of Business and Economic Development

  • Sharon Ball, Alameda County delegate and former President NWPC-CA

  • Keith Baraka, Member, San Francisco DCCC

  • Elmy Bermejo, San Francisco delegate, former Chair of the CA Commission on the Status of Women

  • Prameela Bartholomeusz, Finance Chair, Santa Clara DCCC

  • Sascha Bittner, Activist

  • Nancy Bui-Thompson, Board of Directors, SMUD

  • Teri Burns, Member, Natomas Unified School District

  • Rosemary Canfield, Chair, San Luis Obispo County Democratic Party

  • Robert Camacho

  • David Campos, Chair, San Francisco DCCC 

  • Amy Champ, Regional Director, Region 4 and Gold Country Vice-Chair, Rural Caucus of the California Democratic Party*

  • Norman Chramoff, Co-Chair CA Democratic Party Platform Committee*

  • Judy Y . Chu, Ed.D., Stanford University/Early Childhood Development Expert

  • Hilary Crosby, former Controller, CA State Democratic Party 

  • Deborah Cunningham-Skurnik, Region 18 Chair, California Democratic Party

  • Andrea Dew Steele, President of Emerge*

  • Kath Delaney

  • Tejinder Dhami, Community Leader

  • Baljinder Dhillon, Sutter County Board of Education Superintendent

  • Kara Dukakis, Director, Too Small to Fail*

  • Robert W. Duggleby, MA, MS, Colonel United States Army (Ret.)

  • Andrew Ertl

  • Grace Espindola, North V alley Hispanic Chamber of Commerce

  • Rocky Fernandez, Regional Director, Region 5, CDP

  • Marla Fields, President, Sustainable Novato

  • Orlando Fuentes, Board Member, Cosumnes CSD

  • Cameron Gharabiklou, Former Candidate for Lt. Governor

  • Humberto Gomez, Regional 8 Director, California Democratic Party

  • Kelly Groth, Member, San Francisco DCCC

  • Susan Gutowsky, President, Placer Women Democrats

  • Elaine Hagen, Tuolumne County Democratic Central Committee

  • Luke Heslip, President, Marin County Young Democrats

  • Kevin Hendrick, Former Delegate Chair of Del Norte

  • Brodie Hilp, Member, San Ramon Valley Democratic Club & Democratic Party of Contra Costa County

  • Alice A. Huffman, DNC Member

  • Jenita Johnson Rodriguez, Northern Central Vice Chair, Rural Caucus

  • Mary Jung, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women

  • Carol Keavney, President, Democratic Women's Council of the Conejo Valley

  • Hene Kelly, Chair, California Democratic Party Disabilities Caucus

  • Susan Kennedy, Founder & CEO of Advanced MicroGrid Solutions

 

  • Jen Low, Member, San Francisco DCCC 

  • Laura Lowell, Chair, Calaveras County Democratic Central Committee

  • Dennis Mangers, Sacramento LGBT Community Leader

  • Debbie Mesloh, President, SF Commission on the Status of Women

  • William Monroe, California Democratic Party Region 12 Director

  • Bob Mulholland, Democratic Advisor

  • Jocelyn Navarro, District Representative, Sacramento City Council

  • Brock Neeley, Chair, Tulare County Stonewall Democrats

  • Michael Pappas, Executive Director of the San Francisco Interfaith Council

  • Christine Pelosi, Chair, California Democratic Party Women’s Caucus

  • Neil Pople, President, Natomas Democratic Club

  • Linda Fadeke-Richardson, Commissioner, San Francisco Treasure Island Development Authority

  • Susan Rowe, Chief Vice Chair, Rural Caucus

  • Terry Schanz, Chair, Sacramento County Democratic Party

  • Bob Schelen, Chair, Yolo County Democratic Central Committee

  • Genevieve Shiroma, Board of Directors, SMUD

  • Michael Sestak, Sestak Lighting Design

  • Deepa Sharma, Northern California Outreach Chair, Asian Pacific Islander Caucus, California Democratic Party

  • Tiffany Shlain, Filmmaker & Founder of 50/50

  • Andrea Shorter, Commissioner, Commission on the Status of Women

  • Jackie Smith, Founder, Placer Stonewall Democrats

  • Silissa Vriarte Smith, AD70 California Democratic Party Delegate

  • Julie D. Soo, Co-Chair, CA Democratic Party Platform Committee*, Commissioner, San Francisco Commission on the Status of Women*

  • Lynne Standard-Nightengale, Chair, Amador County Democrats

  • Admiral James Stavridis, Dean of Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy

  • Kerry Stoebner, DCCM Member

  • Dave Tamayo, Board of Directors, SMUD

  • Susie Tompkins Buell, Activist and Philanthropist

  • Igor Tregub, Chair, Berkeley Housing Advisory Commission

  • Jim Wunderman, President and CEO, Bay Area Council*

  • Laurence Zakson, DNC delegate

  • Former U.S. Ambassador to NATO Nicholas Burns

  • Former U.S. Ambassador Colleen Bell

  • Former U.S. Ambassador Theodore Sedgwick

  • Former U.S. Ambassador Mike McFaul

  • Former Contra Costa County Democratic Party Chair Chuck Carpenter

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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