Candidates for Lt. Governor

Jeff Bleich Jeff Bleich

The Honorable Jeffrey Bleich has worked in recent years at the firm of Munger, Tolles & Olson, and has been the CEO of Dentons LLP. In 2009, Hon. Bleich was appointed as U.S. Ambassador to Australia by President Obama. Hon. Bleich was an advisor to President Clinton. Hon. Bleich has not been elected to office previously.

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.

California's statewide primary will be held on Tuesday, June 5, 2018.