I’m proud to endorse Eleni Kounalakis for California’s Lieutenant Governor.
She is a strong progressive activist, and the former U.S. Ambassador to Hungary under President Barack Obama. Kounalakis began her career at the California Democratic Party, and then became a prominent businesswoman in Sacramento. The daughter of an immigrant farmer, she spent two decades at her family’s business AKT Development, building housing for middle class families in the Sacramento region. During this time, she served on California’s First 5 Commission and the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. Kounalakis currently chairs the California Advisory Council for International Trade and Investment.
Eleni Kounalakis has been endorsed by President Obama, and inspiring California leaders from Senator Kamala Harris on down, including my fellow LA County Supervisor Sheila Kuehl. She will bring her personal understanding of real estate and California’s housing crisis and her successful business experience to Sacramento, while shaking up the status quo. I support Eleni Kounalakis as a progressive voice in the Lieutenant Governor’s office.