Doctor of Optometry degree, Indiana University, 1982-86; bachelor's degree, biology, CSU Fullerton, 1979-82; Rio Hondo College, 1978–79; Mt. San Antonio College, 1975-77; Bassett High School, 1971-75.
CA state senator, 2010-present; chair, Senate Committee on Health and Senate Committee on Legislative Ethics, present; CA State Assemblymember, 2006–10; optometrist, 1987-present; president, CA state Board of Optometry, 2003-06.
As lieutenant governor, I would be responsible for expanding the promise of California through enhanced economic opportunity, greater access to affordable higher education and vocational training, environmental protections and universal health care.
Master's of business administration, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, 1992; bachelor’s degree, Dartmouth College, 1989.
Chair, California Int'l Trade and Investment Council, 2014-present; San Francisco Port Commissioner, 2016-17; U.S. Ambassador to Hungary, 2009-13; president and project manager, AKT Development, 1992-2009; staff worker, CA Democratic Party, 1992.
I will work tirelessly to lower the cost of a UC and CSU education. I’ll fight any expansion of offshore oil drilling. I will advance policies to build more affordable housing, reform health care and prepare California’s economy for the 21st century.