FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
May 15, 2018
MERCURY NEWS AND EAST BAY TIMES ENDORSE JEFF BLEICH FOR CALIFORNIA LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR
Bleich has now earned the support of every major newspaper that has endorsed in the Lt. Governor’s race.
Oakland, CA – Today, the Mercury News and the East Bay Times both endorsed Jeff Bleich’s campaign for Lt. Governor, stating he “has the experience to make good on his ideas to improve the state’s higher education system and the environment.”
The two editorial boards stated that Jeff, “has the most passion for the job and the know-how to be a first-rate lieutenant governor,” and “has the experience to make good on his ideas to improve the state’s higher education system and the environment.”
With these two additional endorsements, Bleich has now earned the support of every major newspaper that has endorsed in the Lt. Governor’s race.
Earlier this month, the Sacramento Bee endorsed Jeff Bleich for Lt. Governor, calling him a “heavyweight” in the race for the second highest-ranking office in California. The Bee noted Bleich’s “strong ideas” and “thoughtful leadership style,” concluding he “would serve with intelligence and depth.”
Last month, the San Francisco Chronicle endorsed Jeff, concluding that his “demeanor and depth of experiences make him a strong candidate for lieutenant governor…[who] knows his way around politics and public policy.”
Bleich was also recently endorsed by the Sierra Club, who said Jeff is “hands down, the best candidate for Lieutenant Governor.”
Jeff has also been endorsed by Congressmembers Jackie Speier, Adam Schiff, Ro Khanna and Ted Lieu, along with many California State Legislators, Mayors, Supervisors, and Councilmembers.
Jeff has been a tireless advocate for Californians who have been discriminated against, 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.
After graduating in the top of his class at UC Berkeley Law School in 1989 and clerking for the Chief Justice of the U.S. Supreme Court, Jeff helped build Munger, Tolles, and Olson, LLP—one the most successful and revered law firms in California. He was elected by his peers to serve as president of both the San Francisco Bar and the California Bar Association, and has consistently been ranked as one the state’s top lawyers. Jeff has also received numerous awards and recognition for his civil rights and pro bono legal work on behalf of children, victims of violence, and California’s most vulnerable communities.
Jeff most recently served our nation 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.
Jeff and his wife, Becky continue to work and live in the East Bay after raising their three adult children, Jake, Matt, and Abby.