Journalist and Small-Business Owner Committed to Bringing Change to Sacramento
Wednesday, May 22, 2019
Redlands, CA - Today, former journalist and Redlands small-business owner Kris Goodfellow announced her campaign for California State Senate District 23.
As a journalist for the The New York Times, Associated Press and Chicago Tribune, Kris worked on the frontlines covering breaking news like the Oklahoma City bombing and rooting out corruption in business and government. After a career in journalism, Kris transitioned into the technology field. Today, she and her husband own and operate Voyager Search a Redlands-based search software company. Voyager Search is the global leader in geospatial search technology and has brought innovation and technology jobs to the Inland Empire.
Kris is also an involved citizen. She is a Redlands Cultural Arts Commissioner, a member of the C.A.S.A board, which supports foster youth and a devoted parent. Kris believes that no matter where you come from or how much money you make, everyone should have a voice in our political system.
When asked about her reason for seeking California's 23rd State Senate District, Goodfellow said:
"I know that politicians in Sacramento can be doing far more to expand educational opportunities, increase access to affordable health care, and give every individual a clear pathway to reach the middle class. With the growing wage inequality in our community, I'm committed to leveling the playing field for everyone in the Inland Empire."
In 2001, Kris arrived in California as a transplanted Midwesterner. She is the granddaughter of a farmer and the owner of a trucking company. Kris' parents were the first of their generation to attend college. After meeting in college, her mother went on to be a school teacher while her father worked as a college football coach.
Kris earned a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Journalism from Northwestern University, where she also played Division 1 lacrosse. After college, she went to work for The Chicago Tribune, The New York Times and the Associated Press, the world’s largest non-profit news organization.
While leading the graphics department at the Associated Press, she struck a deal with Esri, the Redlands-based mapping software company. She later joined Esri where among other things, she worked in the Emergency Operations Center following 9/11 and led on-air election mapping for CBS in the Bush-Gore race of 2000. Today, she and her husband run Voyager Search, providing search and data management solutions, and are a leading source of publicly available geospatial data.
Learn more about the 23rd Senate District:
The 23rd Senate District is currently held by Republican State Senator Mike Morrell. California's state legislative term limits prevent Morrell from seeking re-election in 2020. Voter registration trends continue to increase for Democrats with nearly two thousand more Democratic voters registered in the district than Republicans.
The 23rd District includes the cities of Banning, Beaumont, Big Bear City, Big Bear Lake, Cedar Glen, Calimesa, Cherry Valley, Crestline, Homeland, Hemet, Highland, Lake Arrowhead, Loma Linda, Menifee, Mentone, Nuevo, Phelan, Pinon Hills, Rancho Cucamonga, Redlands, San Bernardino, San Jacinto, Wrightwood, and Yucaipa.
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