“Taking these five clean government actions will make our lawmaking process have more integrity and be more transparent and honest. I will follow this Clean Government Pledge. I hope my opponent will do so as well.”
Glazer currently serves as the Mayor of Orinda and a Trustee of the California State University 23-campus system.
Senate District 7 includes the communities of Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Blackhawk, Brentwood, Byron, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Discovery Bay, Dublin, Lafayette, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pacheco, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Sunol and Walnut Creek.
The general election will be held Tuesday, May 19.
*1 Sacramento Bee, January 15, 2015: “Under the state constitution, lawmakers receive daily tax-free living expenses on top of their salaries, as long as they are not out of session for more than three consecutive days. While the state Senate and Assembly usually meet on a Monday-Thursday schedule, the extra day will allow legislators to collect their per diemallowances over the holiday. The per diem rate rose slightly in October to $168, according to the Assembly Rules Committee, from $163 in the 2013-14 fiscal year.” Read more here: http://www.sacbee.com/news/politics-government/capitol-alert/article6765402.html#storylink=cpy
Clean Government Pledge
Broad reform is needed to inject our lawmaking process with more integrity, transparency and honesty.
Today, special interests collude with candidates during an election on hidden promises in the form of secret candidate questionnaires.
These narrow interests shower elected officials with campaign contributions right before critical votes and provide them with gifts, including sports tickets, meals and drinks. Their campaign donations even go to support a lawmaker’s family.
Lawmakers supplement their state mandated salaries by arranging to be paid tax free Per Diem for working in the State Capitol on weekends and holidays when they are not even there. This is wrong!
We need to take important steps to limit the corrosive impact of special interest power and lawmaking abuse. I will follow this Clean Government Pledge. I hope my opponent will do so as well.
Clean Government Pledge
1. I will not accept any gift, including meals and beverages, from any special interest group who lobbies in the State Capitol.
2. I will publicly disclose every answer to any special interest questionnaire.
3. I will not pay family members from campaign contributions.
4. I will not accept any tax free Per Diem expense payments for work in the state Capitol on weekends and holidays.
*1 (July 15 – September 15 in first year of session and July 1 – August 30 in second year of legislative year)