Democratic Senator Steve Glazer announced his intention to run for re-election Monday, more than 50 city and county officials adding their names in endorsement of his bid for a second full term representing California’s 7th Senate District.
Glazer, who served three terms as Mayor of Orinda, won a special election for the State Senate in May 2015 and was re-elected to a four-year term in 2016, capturing 67 percent of the vote in a district comprised of Contra Costa County and the eastern portions of Alameda County.
His campaign listed his achievements while in office, including the passage of legislation establishing an independent Office of Inspector General overseeing all BART activities. Governor Gavin Newsom appointed Harriet Richardson to fill the top job this summer.
Other achievements included passage of the nation’s first truth-in-lending law for small businesses, enactment of the country’s first rainwater recycling tax reduction program, updating the state’s assault weapon ban, and measures to improve the 4-year graduation rate at California universities.
Glazer stressed that education remains one of his highest priorities.
“Educating the next generation is the most important work we do in this state,” Glazer said. “Over the past few years we have added thousands of seats for early childhood education, increased per pupil funding by more than $3,000 a student, and enhanced teacher training and support. We are also raising four-year graduation rates at our public higher education institutions while keeping tuition low.”
Starting things off early.
Hoping we can ease gently into the latest poltical races. Looking out for my nervous system.
I know it’s not civic minded but I am not looking forward to the coming election year.