The Press-Enterprise | July 26, 2017
by Jeff Horseman
Jeff Bleich wants to take the politics out of running for public office. A Democratic candidate for lieutenant governor, Bleich expressed disdain for the horse-race aspects of political discourse – How much money did you raise? What’s your base? – during a visit to the San Bernardino Sun offices Tuesday, July 18...
The Recorder | July 3, 2017
by Cheryl Miller
Dentons partner Jeffrey Bleich is crisscrossing California these days, introducing himself to voters who will decide next year whether he should be the state’s next lieutenant governor. The Recorder recently caught up with the Democratic candidate before he took his campaign to Riverside and San Bernardino counties. The conversation that follows was edited for length and clarity.Read more
Opinion by Jeff Bleich
With all of the hyperbolic statements about Donald Trump and his policies (many by Trump himself), it can be easy to treat all things as equally “disastrous.” They aren’t. Some things are just talk, some are reversible, some will have a bad but temporary impact. But Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris Climate Accords is different. It will have enormous and likely irreversible effects on things that matter to all of us and future generations. This is not opinion. Rarely has a decision been so roundly condemned by every person who actually understands the subject — scientists, business leaders, and economists. Here is why.
The Future of the Planet: The Paris Climate Accord was signed by 195 nations to keep the planet from warming to a level that scientists say would produce irreversible consequences. It was signed by every nation (except Syria and Nicaragua). This includes China — the highest carbon emitter in the world — and many poorer nations who recognized that they will suffer economically. They signed on not because they don’t care about their own economies, but because the science is irrefutable. Scientists’ predictions are all coming true, but faster. The polar caps are actually melting faster than scientists predicted, the “sunny day” floods in Miami confirm that oceans are rising faster than expected, and the heartbreaking destruction of the great barrier reef proves the scientists were, if anything, too conservative. The ocean is getting warmer, more acidic, and subject to extreme weather events. By ignoring facts and ignoring science, in a single act, this President cost us the most precious thing we have in the fight against climate change — time. If sea temperatures rise two degrees, there will be no way to stop our environment entering into a tailspin. With one political act, we may have lost the only time we have to stop it.Read more
SF Gate | May 30, 2017
by John Wildermuth
Photo: Cheshire Isaacs
Jeff Bleich, a Bay Area attorney and former ambassador to Australia under President Obama, is joining the increasingly crowded field for state lieutenant governor.Read more
Pasadena Patch | May 31, 2017
by Ashley Ludwig
With current Lt. Governor Gavin Newsom barred from running for re-election because of term limits and is running for governor, the 2018 Lieutenant Governor race is picking up steam.
Sacramento Bee | May 31, 2017
by Dan Morain
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Piedmont resident Bleich, former ambassador to Australia, announces bid for state lieutenant governor
East Bay Times | May 31, 2017
by Sarah Tan
Bay Area attorney Jeff Bleich, a longtime Piedmont resident and former U.S. ambassador to Australia, formally announced his official bid to run for lieutenant governor to a packed audience of supporters at the Impact Hub on Tuesday night.
The Recorder | May 3, 2017
by Cheryl Miller
SACRAMENTO—Jeffrey Bleich, a Bay Area litigator and former U.S. ambassador to Australia, has announced he is running for lieutenant governor.
Former U.S. ambassador to Australia and Obama counsel plans to run for California lieutenant governor
Los Angeles Times | May 3, 2017
by Phil Willon
Bay Area attorney Jeff Bleich, former U.S. ambassador to Australia and special counsel to President Obama, plans to run for California lieutenant governor.Read more