Eleni Kounalakis Biography
Eleni Kounalakis is an American diplomat, politician, and businesswoman born on 3rd March 1966 in Sacramento, California, United States. She is the 50th Lieutenant Governor of California. She is the first woman to be elected to this office. Previously she served as the United States Ambassador to Hungary from 2010 to 2013.
Eleni Kounalakis Age
Kounalakis was born on 3 March 1966 in Sacramento, California U.S.A. She is 56 years old as of 2023. She celebrates her birthday on March 3 every year.
Eleni Kounalakis Education
Kounalakis graduated from Dartmouth College. She then got her Master of Business Administration from the University of California, Berkeley’s Haas School of Business. She received an Honorary Doctor of Law from the American College of Greece.
Eleni Kounalakis Height |Weight
She stands on an average height of 5 Feet 4 inches and weighs around 60 kgs.
Eleni Kounalakis Family
She was born to Angelo Tsakopoulos (father) her mother is not indicated in her record. Her father founded AKT Development Corporation, one of California’s largest housing development firms, where she was the President.
Eleni Kounalakis Husband| Married
Kounalakis was married to Markos Kounalakis. The couple is blessed with two children.
Eleni Kounalakis Children
Kounalakis has two sons Neo Kounalakis and Eon Kounalakis. She has not revealed information regarding her kids.
Eleni Kounalakis Political Career
She started his political career when she was just appointed as the United States Ambassador to Hungary and was sworn into office on January 7, 2010, and presented her credentials to President László Sólyom on January 11, 2010. She served for ten years as a Trustee of the World Council of Religions for Peace. In recognition of her work with the WCRP, she was awarded the medal of St. Paul, the Greek Orthodox Church of America’s highest honor. 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 appointed her to serve on the Port Commission Board.
Eleni Kounalakis Lieutenant Governor
Kounalakis announced her candidacy to be Lieutenant Governor of California and as a member of the Democratic Party in the 2018 election. She was elected to this position on November 6, 2018 election. She won the election against her opponent Ed Hernandez. Before she served as a member of the First 5 California Commission, and the California Blue Ribbon Commission on Autism. Kounalakis also served as an of Robert Redford’s Sundance Preserve and on the Conservation Fund’s National Forum on Children and Nature.
She is also a Senior Advisor at Albright Stonebridge Group. Kounalakis first visited all 58 counties in California during her campaign. Her grassroots campaign earned the recognition of Time Magazine for engaging hundreds of volunteers to text over 1 million voters before Election Day. On June 5, 2018, she was the first top two in 2018 to finish the Primary Election out of 11 candidates. She was the first female to be elected as Lt. Governor in California history (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
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Eleni Kounalakis Net worth
Kounalakis has an estimated net worth of $150 million.