Surrounded by supporters, Kimberly Ellis waves to the crowd after addressing the California Democratic Party convention on May 20.
Surrounded by supporters, Kimberly Ellis waves to the crowd after addressing the California Democratic Party convention on May 20. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Surrounded by supporters, Kimberly Ellis waves to the crowd after addressing the California Democratic Party convention on May 20. Rich Pedroncelli AP
Erika D. Smith

Erika D. Smith

Associate editor and editorial writer

Erika D. Smith

June 20, 2017 5:15 AM

Kimberly Ellis, the most powerful, unelected person in California Democratic politics

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Erika D. Smith joined The Sacramento Bee in May 2015 after spending most of her career in the nebulous Midwest. She previously worked for The Indianapolis Star in Indiana, where, as metro columnist, she covered issues related to neighborhoods, community development, public safety and diversity. She also worked for five years at the Akron Beacon Journal in Ohio. She is a native of Cleveland.

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