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*** No candidate for Lt. Governor has been endorsed by the CDP ***

I am so honored and humbled to announce that my campaign for Lt. Governor has earned the endorsement of Democratic Leader Nancy Pelosi!

As the first female Speaker of the House of Representatives, Leader Pelosi is the highest-ranking woman in the history of our country. She knows how to break glass ceilings with grit and grace. With her help, I hope to be the first woman ever elected Lt. Governor of California!

Her support means so much to me personally, and propels my campaign forward.

In a statement today, Leader Pelosi said:

I am pleased to endorse Eleni Kounalakis for Lt. Governor of California because she is a committed advocate for economic innovation and job creation, education, and health care. As a mother of two boys, Eleni served on ‘First 5 California’ – the Children and Families Commission – where she helped shape policies to improve the lives of children in our state.

Her service on the San Francisco Port Commission, California’s First Five Commission and International Trade and Investment Advisory Council, and as U.S. Ambassador to Hungary during President Obama’s Administration make her well-prepared to help lead our state with vision and experience.

Please help us keep this incredible momentum going by making a donation of whatever you can afford right now. 

Leader Pelosi joins Senator Kamala Harris, the California Federation of Teachers, Equality California, CA National Organization for Women, EMILY’s List, National Women’s Political Caucus, California Legislative Women’s Caucus, and dozens of congressional, state and local leaders in support of this campaign.

We are hitting our stride, and we can’t win this without you. Please make a contribution today

Thank you,


P.S. Thank you to everyone who has already given. Please consider doubling your contribution to help us continue to build momentum. (The maximum contribution is $7,300).