RENTERIA: I'm Amanda Renteria some say ‘Renteria’ because I'm a proud daughter of former farm workers in the Central Valley. I learned from them hard work and was the first woman and Latino from my high school to go to Stanford and then went on to Harvard. I fell in love with public service as a high school teacher and coach in my hometown, worked in one of our biggest cities as a budget analyst, and then served in the United States Congress for nine years becoming the first Latina chief of staff in the history of the United States Senate. In 2016, I was a national political director in the presidential campaign and most recently chief of operations for the California Department of Justice, overseeing a thousand people and an $850 million budget. I'm running for governor because we need new voices who have been committed to doing the work and who will bring a new generation of leaders who will make politics about people again.