Today we honor the memory of our beloved Lee Cerrell. Lee was not only a pioneering political consultant and campaign advisor, but an incredible mentor, friend, and mom to those at Cerrell and in her community. She was a changemaker, undoubtedly setting the stage for future generations of women in politics. We often say she’s one of the reasons we reference ourselves as a Cerrell family—and we’re proud to have been able to continue this tradition. Here’s to you Lee.
When I decided to run, I was immediately faced with criticism. “You’re too young; wait your turn; you’re too inexperienced; you don’t have any major financial backers,” and the list goes on. I was a 26-year-old public policy graduate from UC San Diego with three years of experience working at Cerrell and very little political capital.