Amanda Renteria is a lifelong public servant. In order to run for office, Amanda Renteria recently stepped down from the senior team at the California Department of Justice. As the DOJ’s Chief of Operations, she led a team of 1,000 dedicated public servants and managed an $850 million budget. During this time, the DOJ has locked up human traffickers, cracked down on polluters, protected immigrants’ rights, fought for women’s healthcare, shielded seniors from Medi-Cal fraud, and secured millions in student refunds from shady for-profit colleges.
Prior to the DOJ, Amanda was a math teacher in the Central Valley, a budget analyst for the City of San Jose, an economic policy adviser to US Senator Dianne Feinstein, and the first Latina Chief of Staff in the history of the US Senate. The daughter of former farmworkers, she went on to earn degrees at Stanford and Harvard. She views public service as a calling.
Today, Amanda is a candidate for Governor of California. She is running because Californians take pride in being on the frontiers of change in America. That’s why we can’t sit back any longer. We need fresh faces and new ideas. It’s time for politics to be about people again.