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Friday, January 23, 2015

SD7: Steve Glazer says 'I'm in'

Steve Glazer is ready to launch his second
campaign in the last year.
STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Just under the Friday deadline, Steve Glazer has filed to run for the special election in the State Senate 7th District. The seat is open after Mark DeSaulnier was elected last year to replace George Miller in Congress.

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.

51 comments :

Do you know who all actually did file by the end of the day today?

Steve "NO CHANCE" Glazer. Total joke! We didn't vote for him before and we won't vote for him this time either. Another third or fourth place finish for him.

The only thing Glazer's in, is deep shit!

So ecstatic that State Senator Steve Glazer is running. We had no one of any substance in this race until he got in. He'll win in a landslide. Bitchcanan and the other gal will cancel each other out and leave Steve the choice of Democrats, progressive Republicans and Independents. This is a much better fit for him than the Assembly.

So glad that we'll have him working with our dear Assemblywoman Cathy Baker. The two of them will be an awesome tag team. You da man, SENATOR STEVE GLAZER!

There happens to be a Republican in the race against 4 Dems. Just like the Assembly race Glazer ran for It will be the Republican against one of the current Assembly Dems. Glazer will be lucky to even come in third in his quest for Senate seat. I predict a fourth place finish behind the Republican, Assemblywoman Bonilla and Assemblywoman Buchanan. The polls show Buchanan a heavy favorite.

Clean up your language. When you call people bitches you turn off over half the voters. I doubt if your candidate even wants you supporting him with your childish name calling.

A Glazer re-run; this time for a Senate seat after failing so badly and being soundly rejected by the voters in the Assembly run. He's about as crazy as the poster 3:45. They live in their own make believe dream world. Hahahahaha...................

According to the polls the choice of clean and honest Democrats, Independents, and progressive Republicans is Joan Buchanan.

3:45 if Glazer knew you were supporting him, he would vomit. You are doing no good for your candidate by calling people names, being sexist and swearing. People won't vote for extremists or the candidates they support.

Just to let the above posters know that Susan Bonilla got the Democratic party endorsement today along with the previous Senator Mark Desaulnier's endorsement. Predicted finish:
1----Susan Bonilla Assemblywoman
2----Joan Buchanan retired Assemblywoman
3----The only Republican candidate
4----Glazer who couldn't even get in the Assembly run-off

Under NO possible political scenario does this end well for Glazer who couldn't even get in the top two in his assembly race. The last poll has Buchanan ahead and Susan Bonilla just got Mark DeSaulnier's support and the Democratic party support in the County. It will be in March and the turnout will be mostly Republican or Democratic party faithful.

The runoff will be between either Susan and Joan or one of them vs. the Republican. Glazer will probably finish fourth as the last poll showed.

With the support of Mark who was our State Senator, Susan Bonilla will most likely be in the top two and definitely has my support.

I love it! Thank you, oh, thank you!

Now we get to play kick the union whore into the gutter again. Excellent!

We kicked his ass once before and if he wants to come back for more, hey, bring it on, loser.

What does MITTbranti and Mitt Romney have in common? Both are two time losers. Was so afraid we wouldn't be able to kick this loser around again, though he is just asking for it.

Bring it on. STATE SENATOR STEVE GLAZER is the People's Choice for the next 12 years. We are so fortunate to have someone like STEVE running who won't pick the public's pockets clean like Shitbranti the loser would if given half a chance.

Looking forward to playing another game of union whore ball and sending him back to the gutter. Pumped!

Steve "NO CHANCE" Glazer. Total joke! We didn't vote for him before and we won't vote for him this time either. Another third or fourth place finish for him.

Glazer was not the People's choice in 2014 and won't be the People's choice this year either. The People's choice will be either Susan Bonilla or Joan Buchanan who have both been elected before in much of this area.

Our next State Senator: STEVE GLAZER! He's the People's Choice, supported by moderate Democrats, Republicans and independents!

***********BULLETIN!*****BULLETIN!*******BULLETIN!************

I entered the race for SD7 because I hoped to inspire a new generation of Republicans to rise up and be heard. We all discuss politics every day at our dinner tables and with our friends. We lament about how policies coming out of Sacramento affect our personal lives, our communities and our businesses, but so few are willing to do anything about it. I wanted to prove that one person can make a difference.

With this said, under the current circumstances, the chance of my winning this race is slim, at best. This is my first effort at seeking elected office. It has become evident that I cannot establish the funding, name recognition and support required to win this election against this field of Democratic candidates within a six-week period.

I am endorsing Steve Glazer for California State Senate District 7. Mr. Glazer has proven that he can work with Republicans and Democrats alike to find common sense solutions to our state’s needs. Like me, he is a fiscal conservative. He supports pension reform and school reform. He is not beholden to labor or other special interests, as seen by his opposition to BART strikes. I urge my fellow Republicans to vote for Steve Glazer. We have more commonalities with him than differences and he can win this race.

I look forward to future opportunities to serve and promote Republican ideals in California. I wish the best of luck to Mr. Steve Glazer. You can visit his website here www.glazerforsenate.com

Sincerely,
Michaela M. Hertle
Republican Party Candidate for SD7

Glazer was never the people's choice as he finished third in his assembly race. It will be Buchanan vs. Bonilla in the run off because both got actually elected to the Assembly, which Glazer never could do. He will come in third once again. He can't raise money without Charles Munger Jr.'s millions.

According to the polls the choice of clean and honest Democrats, Independents, and progressive Republicans is Joan Buchanan.

Glazer was never the people's choice as he finished third in his assembly race. It will be Buchanan vs. Bonilla in the run off because both got actually elected to the Assembly, which Glazer never could do. He will come in third once again. He can't raise money without Charles Munger Jr.'s millions.


In the all-Democratic race, Bonilla has racked up major endorsements, including DeSaulnier, former Rep. Ellen Tauscher — and her party. But Buchanan, recently termed out of the Assembly, has also a loyal following as a six-term legislator.

Glazer’s campaign got a boost last Monday when the only Republican in the race, Michaela Hertle, dropped out and endorsed him. Hertle cited Glazer’s support for a ban on BART strikes, which earned him the wrath of several Bay Area unions during the Assembly race in November won by Republican attorney Catharine Baker.

Political analysts say Glazer, a California State University trustee, may now have a real shot at shaking up the race.

“He’s got two liberal Democrats against him, and I think his opportunity now is very good to get the GOP vote — which should be enough to make the runoff,” said former GOP strategist Tony Quinn, a co-editor of the California Target Book, which analyzes California races.

The primary is on March 17, and if no candidate gets a majority of the vote, the general election is set for May 19.

Alienating some Dems

Steve Maviglio, a veteran Democratic consultant, calls Glazer a longshot at best in what is expected to be a low-turnout special election. Up against Buchanan, “a credible, moderate Democrat,” and Bonilla, a popular progressive, and with a Republican’s name remaining on the ballot — it’s too late to remove it — “he has to peel off enough ultraconservative Democrats” to at least come in second, he notes.

But Glazer has alienated many Democrats with criticisms that are simply unfounded, Maviglio said.

“Almost having a supermajority in both houses, and every constitutional officer in the state, isn’t a bad place to be” for Democrats, Maviglio said. And for six years in Sacramento, “the Democrats have been balancing the budget, and helping the business community” grow jobs and the economy.

Still, Democratic consultant Garry South said centrists like Glazer have faced the wrath of party officials and consultants for “daring” to help other Democratic challengers in primary elections.

“In this top-two environment, we Democrats have to be careful that we don’t let these Democrat-on-Democrat races turn into fratricidal battles that do damage to, or split, the Democratic coalition,” he said. In the current climate, Democrats “are not going to have two-thirds majorities in both chambers with all those legislators acting like they’re Nancy Pelosi,” he said in reference to the liberal California U.S. representative.

“You’re going to have places that elect more-moderate Democrats, and if the party can’t deal with that, we have problems,” he insists.

Challenging status quo

Democrat Ro Khanna, the former Obama trade representative who unsuccessfully challenged seven-term progressive Rep. Mike Honda in a high-profile race for a Silicon Valley seat in November, agrees that the party needs to broaden its reach and appeal — or face problems as more voters choose to be independent.

“In my case, I came out for ... a lot of positions that labor union people told me, privately, were very bold,” he said. But Khanna, who came in just four points behind Honda, faced an onslaught of attacks, including from a Democratic super political action committee that questioned his Democratic loyalty.

“The problem is institutional stagnancy,” Khanna said. “There’s a sense that when we back the person we know, it’s almost like an old boys’ club, in not allowing fresh new voices to be heard.’’

“It’s more about the institutions of power rallying around their own interests,” he said, “and the top-two system is designed to break through that — eventually.”

Source: http://www.sfchronicle.com/bayarea/article/State-Senate-candidate-Steve-Glazer-urges-Dems-to-6069984.php

Glazer say's he's in, but he will soon be out after finishing third to Bonilla and Buchanan. The voters view him as a loser.

The only thing Glazer's in is deep doo doo. The voters soundly rejected him in his 2014 Assembly race, and will be soundly rejected again this year. It will be Buchanan and Susan Bonilla in the run off.

Newspaper endorsements usually don't win races in this area as Glazer found out in his less than stellar race for the Assembly. Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla were one and two in the last poll I saw with a reputable pollster.

It takes volunteers, hundreds of them, to win an Assembly or Senate race. Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan have them, Glazer does not.

Editorial Contra Costa Times: Glazer best of two courageous candidates for state Senate
Posted by Buffy Tarbox · February 06, 2015 5:55 PM

Contra Costa Times
February 6, 2015

Our state legislators usually lack political courage, unwilling to buck special interests that effectively control their parties. But the special election to fill a vacant East Bay state Senate seat features two candidates who display impressive independence.

Of the five names will appear on the ballot, the only Republican has dropped out of the race. Of the four Democrats, Terry Kremin offers no compelling reason for his candidacy, and Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla of Concord simply toes the labor line.

That leaves former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, of Alamo, and Steve Glazer, an Orinda city councilman and California State University trustee. We endorse Glazer, but we emphasize that both deserve recognition for unusually thoughtful and politically courageous positions.

The March 17 primary will be the first step to fill a state Senate seat vacated by Mark DeSaulnier, D-Concord, who replaced the now-retired Rep. George Miller in Congress. If no one receives a majority, the general election between the top two finishers will follow May 19.

The Senate seat includes the Tri-Valley and most of Central and East Contra Costa. While Democrats comprise 44 percent of registration, half the voters are Republicans or independent. Consequently, this district provides an excellent venue for an open primary that rewards candidates able to bridge political lines.

Glazer has positioned himself as the centrist candidate. He was Gov. Jerry Brown's political adviser until 2012 but has since tried to distance himself. He opposes Brown's plans for high-speed rail and Delta water tunnels, supports teacher tenure reform, and opposes extension of the governor's temporary sales and income taxes that will phase out starting in 2017.

Glazer angered labor leaders by calling for prohibiting BART strikes, working to elect business-backed Democratic candidates and crossing party lines last year to back Republican Catharine Baker, who replaced Buchanan in the Assembly.

Buchanan, forced from the Assembly by term limits, previously served for 18 years on the San Ramon Valley school board. She enjoys support of the California Teachers Association but fell out of favor with local public employee unions for her 2012 bill that curbed pension spiking in Alameda and Contra Costa counties.

The bill closed a gaping loophole in Brown's "pension reform" package and stopped some of the most egregious abuses in California. Her actions represented a principled stand in the face of great political risk.

This endorsement was not an easy choice. We often disagree with Buchanan, but she has continued to impress us with her intellect and independent thinking. We back Glazer because we agree with him on more issues, and he offers thoughtful centrist positions generally lacking in the Legislature.

So proud that SENATOR STEVE GLAZER has the support of our next Democratic Governor, Chuck Reed.

I was on the fence, but now I'll do all I can to make sure we have a clean Democrat working with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker.

They will be an awesome tag team who won't pick the public's pockets clean!

My family and I will be backing Susan Bonilla or Joan Buchanan, we haven't decided jointly yet. We won't back Glazer because he doesn't share our moderate values.

Anon 2:49: You must be on drugs or drunk if you think Reed can be our next Governor. It does make me laugh though as I can sure ignore your statement as coming from an unstable person.

Newspaper endorsements usually don't win races in this area as Glazer found out in his less than stellar race for the Assembly. Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla were one and two in the last poll I saw with a reputable pollster.

It takes volunteers, hundreds of them, to win an Assembly or Senate race. Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan have them, Glazer does not. Better start walking Glazer fanatic because I have been walking for weeks and can tell you the polls are right.

Again the last post was posted by the Glazer sexist troll who posted the exact same posts when Glazer ran for his FAILED attempt last year for Assembly. He failed badly because he is a one issue candidate and NOT a moderate! That's why he was rejected last time and will be rejected again by the voters. The moderates are the 2 women candidates, Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan.

My family and I will be backing Susan Bonilla or Joan Buchanan, we haven't decided jointly yet. We won't back Glazer because he doesn't share our moderate values.

If you really think that Reed will be our next Governor you know very little about politics. He has very little chance to be elected to that office, but keep on dreaming.

Susan Bonilla just got the endorsement of Ellen Taucher which vaults her to the front along with Joan Buchanan. Your one issue candidate will be lucky to finish third

Steve takes first place next month. Only question is if he has one of the gals in a runnoff. Clearly he is the overwhelming favorite of moderate Democrats, Republicans and independents.

He and Cathy baker will be amazing working together on behalf of the people and not the entrenched special interests.

They are the PEOPLE'S CHOICE ALL STARS!

Keep on dreaming 12:30, but none of your candidates has a chance in their races. I take that back, Glazer has a chance of finishing third behind Buchanan and Susan Bonilla as he was never the People's choice. Oh, and Baker will lose to Tim Sbranti in next year's election. Count on it.

Antioch Herald--Glazer calls on opponents to disclose campaign promises
POSTED BY BUFFY TARBOX · FEBRUARY 26, 2015 10:47 AM
Antioch Herald
February 25, 2015

State Senate candidate Steve Glazer called on his opponents to provide full transparency of their campaign promises by releasing their answers to special interest questionnaires on their webpage.

“Together we can take a positive step to end the hidden agendas and backroom deals that prevent our elected officials from addressing California’s problems in a fair and open manner. I ask you to join me in sharing with voters all of our responses to candidate questionnaires,” said Glazer.

“By publishing our responses on our websites, we will make our race a model of independence from the very special interests that use these questionnaires to pressure candidates into adopting rigid and narrowly drawn positions,” Glazer said in his letter.

The letter was e-mailed to the three other Senate District 7 candidates: Joan Buchanan, Susan Bonilla and Terry Kremin. The fourth candidate Michaela Hertle has withdrawn from the race and endorsed Glazer. Hertle’s name will still appear on the ballot. So far, none of Glazer’s opponents have opted to publish their answers to questionnaires.

“The focus of our campaigns should be on solutions to the big problems facing our state,” said Glazer. “The voters deserve a thoughtful and fair-minded representative in Sacramento, and they should not be left wondering what sort of promises any of us made to secure that position.”

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.

In his Assembly race last year, Glazer declined to fill out any special interest questionnaire. However, he posted detailed positons on issues on his website. Glazer’s positions are now posted on his Senate campaign website atwww.glazerforsenate.com/issues.

Newspaper endorsements usually don't win races in this area as Glazer found out in his less than stellar race for the Assembly. Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla were one and two in the last poll I saw with a reputable pollster.

It takes volunteers, hundreds of them, to win an Assembly or Senate race. Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan have them, Glazer does not.


Glazer is befitting from $224,000 spent just this month from Bill Bloomfield, a former Republican multi-millionaire businessman from Southern California who is trying to buy the election for him. Glazer is not clean, but he is a corporate hack.

So proud that SENATOR STEVE GLAZER has the support of our next Democratic Governor, Chuck Reed.

I was on the fence, but now I'll do all I can to make sure we have a clean Democrat working with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker.

They will be an awesome tag team who won't pick the public's pockets clean!

As we found out before, since the pro-Glazer sexist foul-mouthed troll (anon 8:45) lives in Hayward, he can't even vote in this race.

Glazer is not clean and he is not the People's Choice. He was just last year kicked to the gutter by the voters. He's a corporate hack as shown by who has donated to his race.

Also, Susan Bonilla has been endorsed by moderate Mark DeSaulnier and conservative Ellen Taucher. Joan Buchanan would be their second choice.

Based upon the foul comments voiced against Mr. Glazer, my family and I will definitely be voting for him. Someone who is constantly being vilified and persecuted must be doing something right. He gets our votes.

Since you are the Glazer Troll and live in Hayward Anon 3:53, you can't vote for Glazer. I guess it's o.k. for you to vilify the women candidates and make sexist comments, but when someone points out the truth about your candidate, you get upset. Nice try, but it doesn't fly.

Glazer is befitting from $224,000 spent just this month from Bill Bloomfield, a former Republican multi-millionaire businessman from Southern California who is trying to buy the election for him. Glazer is not clean, but he is a corporate hack.

That's why he was rejected last year by the voters and will be rejected again. It will be Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan because they are moderate women. They aren't bought by the Corporate elite who are trying to destroy the middle class, like your candidate.

Based upon the foul comments voiced against Mr. Glazer, my family and I will definitely be voting for him. Someone who is constantly being vilified and persecuted must be doing something right. He gets our votes.

Since you are the Glazer Troll and live in Hayward Anon 8:02, you can't vote for Glazer. I guess it's o.k. for you to vilify the women candidates and make sexist comments, but when someone points out the truth about your candidate, you get upset. Nice try, but it doesn't fly.

Glazer is befitting from $224,000 spent just this month from Bill Bloomfield, a former Republican multi-millionaire businessman from Southern California who is trying to buy the election for him. Glazer is not clean, but he is a corporate hack.

That's why he was rejected last year by the voters and will be rejected again. It will be Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan because they are moderate women. They aren't bought by the Corporate elite who are trying to destroy the middle class, like your candidate.

California State Treasurer Kathleen Brown (Retired)
POSTED BY BUFFY TARBOX 389PC ON FEBRUARY 27, 2015


"I have known Steve for more than two decades. He is a strong advocate for civil rights, human rights, and women's rights. He is strongly pro-choice and favors marriage equality. He has been a leader in efforts to build shelters for battered and abused women. He provided critical support to ensure perpetrators of rape are caught and prosecuted.

As the father of two daughters, he knows how important it is to have equal pay for equal work.
Steve believes, as I do, that in order for government to deliver important services it must have its financial house in order. Steve supports sensible pension reform so funds will be there for the newly hired teacher, police officer, firefighter and nurse when they retire. He supports strong accountability measures throughout all levels of government.

Steve's progressive heart and sensible financial head will make him an outstanding State Senator."

Nobody cares about Buffy Tarbox or Newspaper endorsements. They don't win races in this area as Glazer found out in his less than stellar race for the Assembly. Joan Buchanan and Susan Bonilla were one and two in the last poll.

It takes volunteers, hundreds of them, to win an Assembly or Senate race. Susan Bonilla and Joan Buchanan have them, Glazer does not.

Glazer is befitting from $224,000 spent just this month from Bill Bloomfield, a former Republican multi-millionaire businessman from Southern California who is trying to buy the election for him. Glazer is not clean, but he is an upper class corporate hack who cares little about the middle class.

Also, Susan Bonilla has been endorsed by moderate Mark DeSaulnier and conservative Ellen Taucher. Joan Buchanan would be their second choice. These are the endorsements that matter in this District.

Running scared as you whores should. Apparently you DO care, bitch. Watch your two gals become three and four this next time around. You can't tar and feather CLEAN STEVE GLAZER.

We'll take Kathleen Brown, Steph Curry and Chuck Reed, the next governor of CA any day of the week.

SENATOR STEVE GLAZER. He is the PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

It looks like you are running scared. As we have found out, since the pro-Glazer foul-mouthed sexist troll lives in Hayward, you can't even vote in this race.

Glazer is not clean and he is not the People's Choice. He was just last year rejected by the voters. He's a corporate hack as shown by who has donated to his race. Glazer tar and feathered himself.

Also, Susan Bonilla has been endorsed by moderate Mark DeSaulnier and conservative Ellen Taucher. Joan Buchanan would be their second choice. Glazer will come in third once again.

Can only vote for the only clean candidate in this race, SENATOR STEVE GLAZER! He is the PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

The union whores are scared shitless of his impending victory, as well they should be. Pumped!

Glazer is not the people's choice as much as you may want to rant and rave and call people sexist names. The voters proved that a few months ago. Maybe they thought he was too radical as shown by the people who support him above.

Since he took over $224,000 spent just this month from Bill Bloomfield, a former Republican multi-millionaire businessman from Southern California who is trying to buy the election for him, Glazer is not clean, but he is an upper class corporate shill who cares little about the average voter.

I'll be supporting Susan Bonilla because she is supported by Progressives, Moderates and Conservatives. You support whoever you want since you don't even live in the district.

East Bay, CA—Candidate for State Senate Steve Glazer announced today that his campaign has raised $179,000 in twenty eight days from 230 donors.

Glazer has raised a total of $213,000 to date for his Senate bid.

“It means a great deal to me to have the support of so many donors,” said Glazer. “Raising this much money in twenty eight days makes it clear that I have broad support for my District 7 Senate race.”

Glazer has received bi-partisan endorsements from almost fifty local elected officials including retired Contra Costa County Sheriff Dick Rainey, former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, retired State Controller Steve Westly, former state Treasurer Kathleen Brown and the Contra Costa Times.

Former state Treasurer Kathleen Brown said of Glazer: “Steve believes, as I do, that in order for government to deliver important services it must have its financial house in order. Steve supports sensible pension reform so funds will be there for the newly hired teacher, police officer, firefighter and nurse when they retire. He supports strong accountability measures throughout all levels of government.”

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.

Glazer is not the people's choice as much as you may want to rant and rave and call people sexist names. The voters proved that a few months ago. Maybe they thought he was too radical as shown by the people who support him above.

Since he took over $489,000 spent just from Bill Bloomfield, a former Republican multi-millionaire businessman from Southern California who is trying to buy the election for him, Glazer is not clean, but he is an upper class corporate shill who cares little about the average voter.

I'll be supporting Susan Bonilla because she is supported by Progressives, Moderates and Conservatives. You support whoever you want since you don't even live in the district.

Antioch Herald--Glazer calls on opponents to disclose campaign promises
POSTED BY BUFFY TARBOX · FEBRUARY 26, 2015 10:47 AM
Antioch Herald
February 25, 2015

State Senate candidate Steve Glazer called on his opponents to provide full transparency of their campaign promises by releasing their answers to special interest questionnaires on their webpage.

“Together we can take a positive step to end the hidden agendas and backroom deals that prevent our elected officials from addressing California’s problems in a fair and open manner. I ask you to join me in sharing with voters all of our responses to candidate questionnaires,” said Glazer.

“By publishing our responses on our websites, we will make our race a model of independence from the very special interests that use these questionnaires to pressure candidates into adopting rigid and narrowly drawn positions,” Glazer said in his letter.

The letter was e-mailed to the three other Senate District 7 candidates: Joan Buchanan, Susan Bonilla and Terry Kremin. The fourth candidate Michaela Hertle has withdrawn from the race and endorsed Glazer. Hertle’s name will still appear on the ballot. So far, none of Glazer’s opponents have opted to publish their answers to questionnaires.

“The focus of our campaigns should be on solutions to the big problems facing our state,” said Glazer. “The voters deserve a thoughtful and fair-minded representative in Sacramento, and they should not be left wondering what sort of promises any of us made to secure that position.”

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.

In his Assembly race last year, Glazer declined to fill out any special interest questionnaire. However, he posted detailed positons on issues on his website. Glazer’s positions are now posted on his Senate campaign website atwww.glazerforsenate.com/issues.

Sadly, I do think Glazer will finish in the top 2. He will be in a run off with Susan Bonilla or Joan Buchanan. He might even be the top vote getter even though he has no principles and is a stooge for corporate business. He has taken more special interest money than any other candidate in independent expenditures. Look it up. The newspaper reports are one sided and only report what they want you to read. What a sleaze! He will never win the run off because both Bonilla and Buchanan can win a head to head race with the double talker.

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