Eleni Kounalakis Biography
Eleni Kounalakis is an American politician, diplomat and businesswoman born on 3rd March 1966 in Sacramento, California, United States. She happens to be the 50th Lieutenant Governor of California. Additionally, she is the first woman to be elected in this office.
Eleni Kounalakis Age
Kounalakis was born in sacramento,carlifornia U.S.A. on 3 March 1966. She is 57 years old.
Eleni Kounalakis Education
Kounalakis studied and graduated at Dartmouth College. She then got her Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. Eleni received an Honorary Doctor of Law from the American College of Greece.
Eleni Kounalakis Height/Weight
Kounalakis has a height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 60 kgs.
Eleni Kounalakis Family
California ex-governor is daughter to Angelo Tsakopoulos (father). However, details about her mother is not indicated in her record. Her father is the founder of AKT Development Corporation, one of California’s largest housing development firms. She is the President at AKT.
Eleni Kounalakis Husband| Marriage
Kounalakis was married to Markos Kounalakis. Their union is blessed with two children.
Eleni Kounalakis Children
Kounalakis has two sons Neo Kounalakis and Eon Kounalakis.
Eleni Kounalakis Political Career
Kounalakis started his political career upon being appointed as the United States Ambassador to Hungary. Eleni was sworn into office on 7th January 2010. She presented her credentials to President László Sólyom on 11th January 11, 2010. Additionally, she served for ten years as a Trustee of the World Council of Religions for Peace (WCRP).
In recognition of her work at WCRP, she was awarded the medal of St. Paul, the Greek Orthodox Church of America’s which is the highest honor. Moreover, San Francisco Mayor Gavin Newsom appointed her to serve as a Trustee of the War Memorial and Performing Arts Center. San Francisco Mayor Ed Lee also appointed her to the Port Commission Board.
Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor
During 2018 election Kounalakis announced her candidacy to be Lieutenant Governor of California as a member of the Democratic Party. She won the election. Eleni won the election against her opponent Ed Hernandez. Initially, she served as a member of the First 5 California Commission, and the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. Kounalakis also lendered her service to Robert Redford’s Sundance Preserve and on the Conservation Fund’s National Forum on Children and Nature.
Eleni is also worked as a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Kounalakis first visited all 58 counties in California during her campaign. This made Time Magazine recognize her grassroot campaign effort for engaging hundreds of volunteers to text over 1 million voters before Election Day.
On June 5, 2018, she was among the first top two in 2018 to finish the Primary Election out of 11 candidates. In the history of California, she was the first female to be elected as Lt. Governor. However, Mona Pasquil was appointed as the acting Lieutenant Governor in 2009 following the resignation of John Garamendi but was not elected to the post). She won with over 56% of the vote.
Eleni Kounalakis Books
- King of Kings: The Triumph…
- African-American Inventors (McKinley
- African‑American Inventors
- African-American firsts (Joan Potter)
- African‑American firsts
- 100 Greatest African Americans (Molefi Kete Asante)
- Black Inventors (Sidney Wallace)
- Sidney Wallace
- Slaves to Freedom (Kathy Tilghman)
- Kathy Tilghman
- The Talented Tenth (W. E. B. Du Bois)
- The Talented Tenth
Eleni Kounalakis Net worth
Kounalakis net worth is estimated to be $150 million.
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