California Lieutenant Governor

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    Ed Hernandez
    (Dem)

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    Eleni Kounalakis
    (Dem)

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What would be your priorities as lieutenant governor?

Age 61
Birthplace (city) La Puente
Residence (city) Azusa
Campaign telephone (818) 943-2348
Campaign email info@edhernandez4ca.com
Education 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.
Experience 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.
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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.
Age 52
Birthplace (city) Sacramento
Residence (city) San Francisco
Campaign telephone (415) 745-2831
Campaign email eleni@eleniforca.com
Education Master's of business administration, UC Berkeley Haas School of Business, 1992; bachelor’s degree, Dartmouth College, 1989.
Experience 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.
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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.