Sacramento-based homeless advocate to run for Lt. Gov., says current officeholder 'connected to huge venture capitalists and speculators'

Sacramento-based homeless advocate Crystal Martinez announced she will enter the June primary race for California Lt. Governor. Martinez is the director of the local president of the California Homeless Union.

Martinez will make her formal announcement this evening during a Zoom conference. According to a press release Martinez will run as an "Independent Democrat" saying she hopes to capture "the growing numbers of democratic voters fed up with the betrayals and bandaid approach of the Democratic Leadership."

Her candidacy was spurred by renowned author, poet, and political activist Luis J. Rodriguez who is mounting his second run for California governor.

The announcement also took aim at current Lt. Governor Eleni Kounalakis. The press release described Kounalakis as:

The current Lieutenant Governor, Eleni Kounalakis of the infamous ATK land development corporation, is a virtual unknown to the people of California, connected to huge venture capitalists and speculators while performing ceremonial duties and sitting on various state bodies.

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