November 04, 2009

Carly Fiorina Announces Run For United States Senate

GARDEN GROVE, CA – Carly Fiorina today announced her candidacy to serve the people of California as their next United States Senator. At a town hall meeting held at Earth Friendly Products in Garden Grove, she discussed her top priorities including job creation, economic recovery and restoring fiscal accountability in Washington, D.C.

“The decisions made in Washington impact every family and every business, of any size, in America. Throughout my career I’ve brought people together and solved problems and that is what I plan to do in government – set aside ego and partisanship and work to develop solutions to our problems,” said Fiorina. “My top priorities in the Senate will be economic recovery and fiscal accountability. I will not settle for a jobless recovery and we must start the important work of getting our financial house back in order. Washington must show discipline to cut spending and create policies that encourage and empower businesses and put people back to work.”

While she is perhaps best known as the former Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Hewlett-Packard Company (HP), what is not as well known is Carly worked her way through undergraduate and graduate school. A self-made woman, she started her business career as a secretary and went on to become the first, and to date, the only woman to lead a Fortune 20 company. To read more about Carly visit

“I believe big change is not impossible, but it does require leadership, innovative thinking, teamwork and tackling the most obvious and pressing problems first,” continued Fiorina. ”My campaign is going to be about solutions that work for the people of California and about holding Barbara Boxer accountable for her failed record over her last 18 years in the Senate, her utter failure to lead and her track record of bitter and ineffective partisanship.” 

Carly also filed her campaign committee, Carly for California, and announced key members of her campaign team including:

Campaign Manager: Marty Wilson of Wilson-Miller Communications, Inc.

Finance Director: Cassandra Vandenberg of Vandenberg & Associates

Media Director: Fred Davis of Strategic Perception

Senior Advisors: Beth Miller of Wilson-Miller Communications, Inc., John Peschong of Meridian Pacific and Joe Shumate of Shumate & Associates.

Polling & Research: Dave Sackett of The Tarrance Group

Deputy Campaign Manager for Communications: Julie Soderlund of Wilson-Miller Communications, Inc.

Website & Social Media: Rebecca Donatelli and Chuck DeFeo of Campaign Solutions, Inc.

On-line Media Director: Liz Mair of Hynes Communications

Coalitions Director: Kristin Vellandi of Visible Outreach

Scheduler: Jennifer Driscoll

Carly for California also launched a web site today at and can be found on Facebook and Twitter.

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About Carly Fiorina

Carly Fiorina is running for the U. S. Senate because she knows fiscal conservatism and a focus on jobs is the way to return America to greatness. More

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