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June 5, 2018 — California Primary Election
June 5, 2018 —California Primary Election

State of California — ” Vivek Viswanathan, Candidate for Treasurer

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Vivek Viswanathan

Democratic
Governor's Office, Advisor
847,342 votes (13%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Ensure the independence of the Treasurer's Office and rebuild trust ing government by campaigning without corporate, PAC, or special-interest money, so that the Treasurer is only accountable to the people.
  • Be a voice for fiscal strength by stabilizing the state revenue stream, expanding our rainy-day fund, and addressing long-term obligations, so that we upgrade our credit rating, save taxpayer money, and safeguard our state budget's investment in our
  • Pursue a bold progressive agenda: universal pre-K, free community college tuition, expanded access to health care, and new investments in housing -- and identify and enact the funding to realize these goals.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Policy Advisor
Special Advisor, Office of Governor Edmund G. Brown Jr. — Appointed position (2017–2018)
Policy Advisor, Hillary Clinton’s 2016 Presidential Campaign (2015–2016)
Marketing and Communications, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers (2014–2015)

Education

Stanford Law School Juris Doctor, Law (2014)
Stanford Graduate School of Business Master of Business Administration, Business (2014)
University of Cambridge Master of Philosophy, Historical Studies (2010)
Harvard University Bachelor's Degree, History and Government (2009)

Community Activities

Volunteer, Stanford Law School Naturalization Pro Bono Project (2010–2013)

Biography

I have the expertise, experience, and vision needed to ensure that California remains fiscally strong; and I am firmly committed to serving as an independent progressive voice for the people of California. 

Most recently, I worked as a Special Advisor in the Office of Governor Jerry Brown, where I managed key projects in areas ranging from job creation to infrastructure modernization to climate change to health care. I also served as a policy advisor to Hillary Clinton on her presidential campaign, where I developed the Democratic Party’s agenda to eliminate public college and university tuition for working families, cut student debt for millions of borrowers, and expand protections against predatory lending. I received my JD and MBA from Stanford, and a BA in history and government from Harvard, graduating with highest honors and as the winner of Harvard Kennedy School’s business and government prize. As a candidate for Treasurer, I have drawn on these experiences in public service to shape my top priorities and solutions to challenging issues across our state. 

I am rejecting all corporate, PAC, and special interest money. Lots of people talk about getting big money out of politics, but to achieve that goal, we must take action. I hope that by running a campaign clean of moneyed interests, I can help us move closer to the goal of ensuring that all people have a voice in our political system.

Who gave money to this candidate?

Contributions

Total money raised: $243,588

Top contributors that gave money to support the candidate, by organization:

1
Vivek Viswanathan
$10,000
2
Employees of Acxiom
$7,300
2
Employees of Brookdale University Hospital Medical Center
$7,300
2
Employees of Kashi Software Architects, Inc.
$7,300
2
Employees of Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers
$7,300
2
Employees of New York City Department of City Planning
$7,300
2
Employees of State University of New York Downstate Medical Center
$7,300
2
Employees of University of Pennsylvania
$7,300

More information about contributions

By State:

California 50.74%
New York 25.10%
Massachusetts 5.84%
Washington 5.79%
Other 12.53%
50.74%25.10%12.53%

By Size:

Large contributions (96.03%)
Small contributions (3.97%)
96.03%

By Type:

From organizations (0.00%)
From individuals (100.00%)
100.00%
Source: MapLight analysis of data from the California Secretary of State.

Videos (5)

— May 17, 2018 Vivek Viswanathan for State Treasurer 2018

Vivek Viswanathan, candidate for California Treasurer, is hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall. Vivek is campaigning by putting on his sneakers, and literally running 500 miles across California -- from Sacramento to San Diego -- and meeting people in their communities. In this Q&A session, Vivek shares his priorities and vision for California, and his 500-mile journey across the state. 

Follow Vivek's 500-mile journey: www.vivekforca.com

— April 19, 2018 Vivek Viswanathan for State Treasurer 2018

Vivek is running 500 miles across California so he can take his campaign directly to you and bring your ideas to the State Treasurer's office. He's running this campaign without any corporate money, without any political action committee money, and without any other special interest group money, so that the next Treasurer is only in it for you. 

I ran 500 miles across California, and I'm not stopping. — May 17, 2018 Vivek Viswanathan for California Treasurer 2018

Vivek Viswanathan, candidate for California Treasurer, ran 500 miles across California -- from Sacramento to Los Angeles -- to meeting people in their communities. He will keep running from Los Angeles to San Diego at the end of May, covering 125 miles in just 7 days.

Follow Vivek's 625-mile journey: www.vivekforca.com

April 21 Facebook Live Town Hall — May 17, 2018 Vivek Viswanathan for California Treasurer 2018

Vivek Viswanathan, candidate for California Treasurer, is hosting a Facebook Live Town Hall. Vivek is campaigning by putting on his sneakers, and literally running 500 miles across California -- from Sacramento to San Diego -- and meeting people in their communities. Follow Vivek's 500-mile journey: www.vivekforca.com

May 13 Facebook Live Town Hall — May 17, 2018 Vivek Viswanathan for California Treasurer 2018

Vivek Viswanathan, candidate for California Treasurer, ran 500 miles across California -- from Sacramento to Los Angeles -- to meeting people in their communities. He will keep running from Los Angeles to San Diego at the end of May, covering 125 miles in just 7 days.

Follow Vivek's 625-mile journey: www.vivekforca.com

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