Los Angeles (Fox11) - Democrat Delaine Eastin hopes to be California's first female governor. Elex Michaelson interviewed her.
The former State Superintendent of Education says that she has spent her entire career working to improve education.
Born in San Diego to a mother who was a dress sales clerk and a Navy machinist father, she says she got her love for the state from her dad, who used to tell her,"Californians are people born somewhere else who came to their senses."
Delaine was the first in her family to graduate from college, and was subsequently elected to the Union City Council, and then became one of a handful of women elected to the California Legislature in 1986.
In 1994, she became the state's first and ,so far, only woman elected to run California's schools.
She swears that if she becomes Governor, her staff would be at least half women.
Eastin wants to increase funding for education, she believes California should be a sanctuary state, supports the gas tax for more infrastructure spending.
She also believes heathcare is a right, not a privilege for the wealthy.
While Eastin is divorced and could never have her own kids, she consider's all of California's kids like her own.