Eleni Kounalakis

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis talks reproductive rights

The Supreme Court announced a number of decisions this morning. Notably missing from the list was Roe vs. Wade. The court will reportedly decide on the case within the coming weeks. In anticipation of that ruling, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis joined “Your Morning” to talk about reproductive rights.
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Mount Shasta Herald

Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis likely faces GOP's Angela Underwood Jacobs in November

Democratic incumbent Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis handily won the top spot against seven challengers in Tuesday's primary. Under California's system, the top two vote-getters will face off in November. With all precincts partially reported, Kounalakis had 1,729,315 votes, or 52% of votes tallied. Republican Angela Underwood Jacobs, a businesswoman and...
San Francisco Examiner

Endorsement: Vote Eleni Kounalakis for California lieutenant governor

Eleni Kounalakis is the clear choice for California lieutenant governor. During her first term in the office, Kounalakis – a Democratic businesswoman who made history as the first woman to hold the office – has performed her duties well and used her limited power to push important policies.
Asbarez News

Friends of ANCA-WR Gather to Support Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis Ahead of Primary Elections

LOS ANGELES— Friends of the Armenian National Committee of America–Western Region held a fundraising event in support of California Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis’s re-election campaign. The event was attended by friends of ANCA-WR, ANCA-WR board members, and representatives of the Armenian American community in California. “Lieutenant Governor...

1-on-1 with Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis

On this week’s “In Focus SoCal,” host Tanya McRae sits down with Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis in Sacramento. Kounalakis is the first woman in California history to hold the position. She shared about her Greek immigrant father, who worked his way through college as a farmworker, and what Sacramento was like during her childhood.
Asbarez News

ANCA-WR Endorses Eleni Kounalakis for Lieutenant Governor of California

LOS ANGELES—The Armenian National Committee of America – Western Region has endorsed incumbent Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis for her re-election. “Lieutenant Governor Kounalakis has been an incredible friend and ally of the Armenian community, and we are proud to support her re-election,” remarked Chair of the ANCA-WR Board of Directors Nora Hovsepian, Esq. “From participating in an ANCA-WR-led delegation to Armenia to supporting the passage of the California Turkey Divestment Bill, to her stalwart efforts to confront the denial of the Armenian Genocide — we are grateful for the Lieutenant Governor’s principled and dedicated support for Armenian-Americans and look forward to continuing to work with her to strengthen ties between the State of California, Armenia and Artsakh,” Hovsepian concluded.
Daily Californian

Acting Gov. Eleni Kounalakis passes bill to extend eviction protection

Acting Gov. Eleni Kounalakis became the first woman in California’s history to sign a piece of legislation into law when she signed AB 2179 Thursday, extending eviction protections for Californians in rental assistance programs. The bill, which was authored by Assemblymember Tim Grayson, D-Concord, and Assemblymember Buffy Wicks, D-Oakland,...

Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis signs legislation extending statewide eviction protections

On the final day of Women’s History Month, Acting Governor Eleni Kounalakis today signed legislation that extends eviction protections for Californians participating in rental assistance programs, making her the first woman in California’s history to sign a piece of legislation into law. “California’s nation-leading rent relief program has...
San Francisco Examiner

Lieutenant Governor Eleni Kounalakis becomes first woman to pass a state law in California

A whopping 172 years after California joined the Union, Lt. Gov. Eleni Kounalakis on Thursday became the first woman in state history to sign a bill into law. Kounalakis, who is serving as acting governor while Gov. Gavin Newsom is abroad on a family vacation, signed a bill to protect hundreds of thousands of renters from eviction hours after state lawmakers sent it to her desk and hours before the protections — which had already been extended twice — were set to expire.