THE 15TH DISTRICT NEEDS EXPERIENCED LEADERSHIP
FOR TWO DECADES, ELLEN CORBETT HAS PROVIDED EFFECTIVE, CREATIVE, AND PROGRESSIVE LEADERSHIP TO OUR COMMUNITIES
Born in the East Bay, Ellen graduated from UC Davis and McGeorge School of Law. Working as an attorney in her family’s small law firm, Ellen ran for San Leandro City Council as part of an effort to prevent sprawl in the East Bay Hills and to restore wetlands along the Bay.
Ellen was the first woman elected Mayor of her community. She was elected to the State Assembly in 1998 and to the State Senate in 2006. She also taught at Chabot and Las Positas community colleges.
As a member of the State Senate, Ellen Chairs the Select Committee on Emerging Technology, where she works to create good jobs in the biotechnology and green energy sectors. As a member of the Senate Budget Committee, she has helped the state pass four straight balanced and on-time budgets—for the first time in many years.
Named a “Distinguished Consumer Champion” by the Consumer Federation of California, Ellen Corbett passed landmark legislation to protect car buyers and California homeowners who suffered during the housing crisis.
In recognition of her outstanding leadership, Ellen Corbett was elected Senate Majority Leader by her Democratic colleagues.
If elected to Congress I pledge to be your voice in Washington.
Specifically, I will fight each day to:
TO PROMOTE ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT
While the economy is slowly beginning to improve, there is significant work still to be done. I authored legislation in the Senate to bolster the California economy, by creating the first ever “Made in California” program to promote the high-quality and innovative products made in our state. Going forward we must insure that we make necessary investments in programs to educate and train our workforce to be successful in a rapidly globalizing economy. As chair of the Senate Committee on Emerging Technology and Green Jobs I have focused on developing emerging technologies, many created in my district and supporting the growth of the green tech energy sector.
TO PROTECT OUR NATURAL RESOURCES
Throughout my career I have worked to protect our natural resources and to promote the growth of clean, energy efficient industries and technologies. I have authored legislation incentivizing the implementation of solar panels, requiring battery manufacturers to institute plans to deal with the recycling of their products, and establishing the infrastructure for vehicle charging stations. I hope to bring my expertise in this area to Washington in order to preserve our environment for future generations while encouraging the job growth that we so desperately need.
TO SECURE AND BOLSTER WOMEN’S RIGHTS
I will push back against the seemingly endless efforts to roll back the progress that generations of women before us have made. During my time in the State Legislature I passed legislation expanding the rights of victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault as well as voted in favor of expanding access to maternity leave and services. In 2011 I was awarded the Women of Achievement Award by the National Women’s Political Caucus of California. This year, I secured continued funding from the Violence Against Women Act to ensure that California women can get no costs forensic exams.
I grew up in the East Bay and was fortunate to attend local schools that have served me well throughout my career. After attending Chabot Community College and the California State University, East Bay I graduated from UC Davis and the McGeorge School of Law. I live in Hayward and hope to continue representing the region that I have served throughout my career.