The Skinny

The Skinny: Delaine Eastin announces for Gov.

Former Assemblymember (1986-1994) and former Superintendent of Public Instruction (1995-2003) Delaine Eastin officially launched her campaign for governor today.  Eastin, a Bay Area Democrat, began her political career in 1980 as a city councillor for Union City, and later represented parts of Alameda and Santa Clara counties before becoming head of Public Instruction.   Eastin is the first high profile woman to announce for the 2018 race, and if elected, would be California’s first female governor.


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