On November 6, Kounalakis was chosen by a margin of 56.6% to 43.3% against her opponent. The job of lieutenant governor tends to be a low-profile position in California. But the campaign to remove Governor Gavin Newsom will put Lieutenant EMILY's current list Endorses Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor of California Contributions or gifts to the EMILY List or endorsed candidates are not tax-deductible. Contributions are subject to the limitations and prohibitions of the Federal Campaign Act.
Passionate about early childhood development, Kounalakis served as a member of the California First 5 Commission and the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. After the elections, Kounalakis spent 18 years giving homes to middle-class families, working her way to becoming president of her family business, AKT Development. Eleni Kounalakis graduated from Dartmouth College in 1989 and earned her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from the U. While working in development, Kounalakis also began interfaith community work, including time developing faith forums for the World Council of Religions for Peace.
Kounalakis received some attention in March, when she became the first woman to sign a bill in California, while Governor While serving as part of Clinton's foreign advisory team, Kounalakis was also involved in raising funds for the campaign in California. The first woman elected lieutenant governor of California (although the second to serve in office), Eleni Kounalakis already has her sights set on a higher position. After graduating from Dartmouth in 1989 with a degree in English, Kounalakis spent time in Greece before her home state of California to pursue her M. Governor, Kounalakis is California's Representative for International Affairs and Trade, appointed by Governor Gavin Newsom by executive order.
So just because Kounalakis doesn't plan to run, that doesn't mean another Democrat doesn't decide to do it, especially if Newsom seems vulnerable. For its work in interfaith dialogues, the Greek Orthodox Church of America awarded Kounalakis its highest honor, the St. Kounalakis Medal has a distinguished record of promoting justice and opportunity, and Emily's List is eager to support it as it continues to catalyze change in California. Prior to her public service, Kounalakis was president of one of California's most respected housing development firms, AKT Development, where she worked for 18 years.
Kounalakis has a long history of Democratic activism dating back to her work in the 1992 elections in which California elected two women to the U. Kounalakis was the first Greek-American woman, and at 43 one of the youngest in the United States, to serve as a U. And although she has a deadline of 20 days to set the elections, Kounalakis said the exact date should not affect the process too much.