Steve Glazer Secures Bi-Partisan Endorsements In His Bid for State Senate


February 12, 2015

Steve Glazer Secures Bi-Partisan Endorsements
In His Bid for State Senate

Orinda, CA—State Senate candidate Steve Glazer has secured several key endorsements from prominent Republican and Democratic elected officials, including retired Contra Costa County Sheriff and State Senator Dick Rainey, former State Senator Gloria Romero and retired Congressman Bill Baker.  He has also been endorsed by over two dozen local school and government leaders.

 “I support Steve Glazer for State Senate” said retired Contra Costa County Sheriff and State Senator Dick Rainey.  “He is a rare leader who can constructively find common ground with Republicans and Democrats.”

"Steve Glazer is a public education champion. He will be a powerful advocate in the Senate for our public schools and universities,” said former State Senator and Democratic Majority Leader Gloria Romero.

Republican Congressman Bill Baker admitted that he broke with tradition by endorsing Glazer. "Normally, I don't endorse Democrats but Steve Glazer is the clear choice in this State Senate election. He is fiscally conservative. He supports pension reform. He had the courage to take on the BART unions and members of his own party and oppose the strike,” said Baker.

“I am honored to have received endorsements from community and state leaders that reflect the diversity of my district,” said Glazer.  “Being endorsed by former Democratic Majority Leader Gloria Romero and retired Republican Congressman Bill Baker in the same week shows a broad coalition of support for my candidacy.”

“I'm a socially progressive, fiscally conservative leader who can forge alliances with members of both parties. I'm a local Mayor who is focused on problem solving, not partisanship," said Glazer.

"My opponents believe it is more important to please special interest groups and party leaders rather than the people who sent them to the State Capitol. They have voted for raids on our school district reserves, redirected transportation funds away from local highway and transit improvements and backed the BART union’s right to strike even after their eight-day strike crippled our economy and disrupted the lives of millions of commuters,” said Glazer.  “We need leaders who aren't afraid to speak out and fight for our interests."    

Glazer also received the endorsement of the Contra Costa Times, which cited him as a “thoughtful centrist.”

Last week, the sole Republican candidate Michaela Hertle dropped out of the race and endorsed Glazer.  Hertle’s name will still appear on the ballot, so she released a statement to members of her party saying, “I’ll still be on the ballot, but I’m voting for Steve Glazer and hope you will too.”

Glazer currently serves as the Mayor of Orinda and a Trustee of the California State University 23-campus system. During his tenure on the Orinda City Council, Glazer has helped balance budgets while making improvements to schools, libraries and roads.

State Senate District 7 includes the communities of Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Blackhawk, Brentwood, Byron, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Discovery Bay, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pacheco, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Sunol and Walnut Creek. 

The primary will be held Tuesday, March 17. 

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