ORANGE COUNTY, CA) – Republican U.S. Senate nominee Elizabeth Emken, an accomplished businesswoman specializing in efficiency and cost-cutting, and nationally recognized advocate for autism research and treatment, today announced that the Howard Jarvis Taxpayers Association Political Action Committee has officially endorsed her campaign for U.S. Senate.
Their announcement builds on an impressive collection of endorsements that Emken has continued to receive since California’s June primary, where she won the right to face entrenched incumbent Dianne Feinstein in the general election in November for the U.S. Senate.
HJTA joins the long list of Emken supporters, including prominent elected officials, party leaders and the California Republican Party, which unanimously endorsed Emken for U.S. Senate this spring, the first time the state party had ever officially endorsed a statewide candidate during a primary.
“Elizabeth’s track record as a fighter and a problem solver is exactly what California families are looking for during these tough economic times,” said Jon Coupal, President of HJTA. “She’s a fiscal conservative with real world solutions. That’s why taxpayers need Elizabeth Emken in Washington.”
[Read the Emken for U.S. Senate Policy Paper on Tax Reform HERE.]
Emken has served as Vice President of Government Relations at Autism Speaks, the nation’s largest science and advocacy organization devoted to the public health emergency of autism. Before becoming active with the autism issue, Elizabeth served as an efficiency and cost cutting expert at IBM, streamlining operations, eliminating waste and achieving multi-million dollar savings.
Elizabeth graduated from UCLA in 1984 with dual degrees in Economics and Political Science. Her studies also included course work at Cambridge University, where she focused on international political and economic issues throughout China and the Middeast.