I’m running for Lt. Governor to lead California toward a better, stronger future. California values and diversity underpin and drive our economy forward, and truly make California great. We must continue to pursue policies which grow our economy – while ensuring that it works better for everyone, not just those at the top.

When I returned to California in 2013 from serving my country as a U.S. Ambassador, I could see that too many families in our state had not recovered from the 2008 economic crisis. From Shasta to Riverside, families struggle under mounting credit card debt and student debt, rising housing prices, and the soaring cost of healthcare and childcare.

Ultimately, families are finding it harder and harder to make ends meet. The California Lt. Governor chairs the state’s Commission on Economic Development. I will use my experience in the private sector, as a diplomat, and as the Chair of the California International Trade and Investment Advisory Council, to help grow our state’s economy and advance policies that will make it work better for all Californians.