Candidates* for Lt. Governor

Ed Hernandez, D.O. Sen. Ed Hernandez, O.D.

Sen. Ed Hernandez, O.D. served as an elected Member of the California State Assembly prior to his election to the California State Senate. Sen. Hernandez is licensed Doctor of Optometry. Prior to his election to public office, Sen. Hernandez served as President of California Optometric Association and as President of California Board of Optometry. 

Eleni Kounalakis Eleni Kounalakis

The Honorable Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis U.S. Ambassador to Hungary by President Barack Obama. Prior to her appointment, Hon. Kounalakis was President of AKT Development firm, one of the largest land developers in California. Hon. Kounalakis has not been elected to office previously, however she has served as Trustee for the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center as Mayor Gavin Newsom's appointee.

* = The Del Norte County Democratic Central Committee has not taken a position in this race, nor has the California Democratic Party.

The General Election will be held on Tuesday, November 6, 2018.