FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
JEFF BLEICH RAISES OVER $1.4 MILLION IN 2017 FOR LT. GOVERNOR RACE
Campaign powered by individual donations contrasts with self funding and special interest candidates
Oakland, CA – Jeff Bleich, a candidate for Lt. Governor of California, announced today that his campaign raised over $1.4 million in campaign funding in 2017, from nearly 2,000 individual donations. Bleich’s campaign has over $1.3 million in cash on hand, which will allow Jeff to spread his message to Californians about how he plans to tackle tough problems, focus on long-term solutions, and deliver real results as the state’s next Lt. Governor.
“I want to thank every person who has donated their time, money, and energy to our campaign,” said Bleich. “The groundswell of support we have received shows that Californians are hungry for leaders in Sacramento who have the skills and capacity to solve important problems. Our supporters have demonstrated that the public does not have to decide only between candidates whose financial support comes mostly from special interests, or candidates who are wealthy enough to contribute hundreds of thousands to their own campaign. There are other choices. I look forward to continuing to spread our message for the future of California over the coming months.”
Jeff has received endorsements from a wide array of progressive leaders including, Congresswoman Jackie Speier, Congressman Adam Schiff, Congressman Ro Khanna, and members of the State Senate and State Assembly, Mayors, County Supervisors, and City Councilmembers.
A lifelong Democrat, a highly respected attorney, educator, diplomat, and a former senior official for President Obama, Jeff has nearly thirty years of experience uniting people around issues of justice and empowerment. Jeff has led some of the nation’s largest educational and legal advocacy institutions, and served the U.S. and California at the highest levels.
He has been a tireless advocate for Californians who have faced discriminated, communities that have been wronged, and families fighting to break into the middle class. He served as Chair of the California State University Board of Trustees as well as the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and other non-profit groups. He currently heads the Fulbright Scholarship Board, which creates scholarship opportunities for students.
Jeff most recently served as a top aide to President Obama, first as Special Counsel to the President in the White House, and then as the U.S. Ambassador to Australia. He continues serving Californians as a public policy and cybersecurity attorney at Dentons, and he is helping to grow our economy and create jobs throughout the state as an adviser to Governor Jerry Brown, and a nationally recognized advocate for education.