Steve Glazer is ready to launch his second
campaign in the last year.
Glazer filed campaign papers Friday, according to the Contra Costa County registrar. He also declared his candidacy in an early evening tweet. "I'm in. Voters deserve an opportunity to elect a fiscally conservative, independently minded, bi-partisan problem solver," wrote Glazer.
His interest in the race had been rumored for weeks. The primary is Mar. 17, followed by the May 19 special election.
Glazer, who once served as Gov. Jerry Brown campaign strategist, is one of three strong Democrats in the race. He joins Assemblymember Susan Bonilla and former Assemblymember Joan Buchanan. Mark Meuser, a Republican attorney from Walnut Creek is viewed as the strongest candidate on the right. (UPDATE: Meuser did not finish the application process before the Friday deadline.)
The state senate special election also includes Democrat Terry Kremin and Republican Michaela Hertle
With Glazer's entrance into the race, voters in the 7th District will likely again hear the drumbeat of opposition to the 2013 BART strike, which Glazer used to bring much attention to his campaign for the Assembly last year.
Glazer, however, finished third in an expensive June Primary and failed to advance to the General Election, which was won by Republican Catharine Baker over Democrat Tim Sbranti.
NOTE: addition were made to this article since posting, primarily the official list of candidates.