“Jeff has the experience and drive to use the power of the Lt. Governor’s office to keep Californians pressing forward on climate resiliency. Jeff knows that breakthroughs in fighting climate change also lead to the clean energy jobs that will help grow our middle class.”
– Henry Stern, State Senator
“Jeff has the depth and breadth of experience that we need in our next Lt Governor. His private sector success and distinguished record of public service have prepared him to take on the important challenges facing Californians, including combatting climate change, educating our children for the jobs of the future, and keeping our communities safe from gun violence.”
– Marc Berman, Assemblymember
"Jeff has the leadership skills, intellect, work ethic, and genuine decency we need in our elected officials."
“I watched Jeff Bleich represent the U.S. as Ambassador to Australia, and witnessed first-hand that he has the leadership skills, the intellect, the work ethic, and the genuine decency that we need in our elected officials—wherever they are. He was uniformly respected by all his Australian interlocutors, as well as by everyone on the US country team he headed. At a time when new threats face our states and our nation -- particularly in cyber—we need leaders like Jeff who are tough but sensible, to keep us secure. I've never endorsed a candidate for any office, but I'm endorsing Jeff Bleich for Lt. Governor of California, and I'm proud to do it.”
– James Clapper, Director of National Intelligence (fmr.)
“As an architect, I’m always looking for people who understand the real restrictions we face and then are creative enough to get it done. Jeff has the mind and the mindset to solve tough problems that plague local governments. Jeff has experience building coalitions to pursue a common mission. That’s what we’re going to need from our Lt. Governor to empower cities to tackle the affordable housing crisis, the rise in opioid addictions, and to figure out how workers in our communities adjust more quickly to the changing demands for different job skills. I’ll be rolling up my sleeves to help Jeff succeed and become our next Lt. Governor.”
– Tom Butt, Mayor of Richmond
“Jeff is an accomplished and thoughtful leader with the skills to empower Californians to rise above the economic uncertainty many people in our communities are facing. Through his legal work fighting for environmental justice, equality for immigrants, students, and our LGTBQ communities, and his leadership for our Cal State University system, Jeff has the track record of taking on big challenges and solving them. He’ll do it again as our next Lt. Governor.”
– Gabriel Quinto, Mayor Pro Tem of El Cerrito
“As Lt. Governor, Jeff will involve our cities and our neighborhoods in crafting statewide solutions to our housing and homelessness crisis, work with us to address the rise in untreated mental health challenges, and bring real experience to restoring our higher education system. I’m proud to stand with Jeff for Lt. Governor.”
– Susan Wengraf, Berkeley Councilmember
“As a parent, a neighbor, an attorney fighting for justice, an Ambassador protecting our nation—the list goes on, Jeff has always stood out as someone who genuinely cares. I’m supporting Jeff for Lt. Governor because we need more people like him in office. We need people who care about education and lifting others up, and who aren’t afraid to tackle the tough problems families in our communities are facing.”
– Sarah Pearson, pediatrician and President of the Piedmont Board of Education
"Jeff will help guide our higher learning institutions to better prepare students for the jobs of the future.”
“Jeff understands the challenges facing students entering college and a rapidly changing work environment. New skills are required more frequently for workers and businesses to succeed. As former Chair of our Cal State University system, Jeff has the leadership experience to help guide our higher learning institutions to better prepare students for the jobs of the future.”
– Tim Farley, Vice-President of the Contra Costa Community College District Board of Trustees
“Low-income and middle-class families are being squeezed out of their homes while tech innovation radically changes our economy. Our communities need solutions. I’m endorsing Jeff because he has the track record, as an attorney who has taken on landmark social justice causes, as Chair of our Cal State University system and as a U.S. Ambassador, of taking on big challenges and finding solutions that work.”
– Matt Haney, Commissioner for the San Francisco Unified School District
"Jeff is a courageous, principled leader and we need him working for California as our Lt. Governor."
“Jeff Bleich is an accomplished civil rights lawyer who has led some of the nation's largest educational and legal advocacy organizations. He brings a breadth of experience as a White House legal counsel for President Barack Obama, Ambassador to Australia and as a young attorney representing an openly gay Navy Lieutenant Commander fighting "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" in 1993 and helping disqualify Governor Pete Wilson's anti-immigrant ballot initiative in 1994. Jeff is a courageous, principled leader and we need him working for California as our Lieutenant Governor."
– Bevan Dufty , BART Director and former San Francisco County Supervisor