Eleni Kounalakis, a former U.S. ambassador to Hungary and Hillary Clinton fundraiser, on Monday officially announced her bid for lieutenant governor of California.
Kounalakis, a Democrat from San Francisco, was appointed as an ambassador by President Obama. In her campaign announcement she emphasized her work with Clinton when the former presidential candidate served as secretary of State.
"As a lifelong Democrat, I will stand up for a woman's right to choose and for equal rights for all Californians," Kounalakis said in video statement released on Twitter and Facebook. "As a businesswoman and job creator, I know our economy thrives when we create good paying jobs and affordable healthcare for all."