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Republicans support Susan Bonilla, too?


STATE SENATE | DISTRICT 7 | A new campaign commercial from Seventh State Senate District candidate Susan Bonilla features cameos from reitred Rep. George Miller and Contra Costa District Attorney Mark Peterson. It also hints that Bonilla's campaign views her opponent, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer, also a Democrat, and his centrist platform as a great strength.

"Susan Bonilla is true to her word and her actions and that's why Democrats and Republican, local businesses, law enforcement...and thousands more support Susan Bonilla," says the ad, with Miller delivering the word "Democrat" and Peterson uttering "Republican."

Although the Seventh District is hardly a bastion of progressive thought, the play for moderate Repubicans is quite a jarring coalition for the large number of volunteers from labor unions currently stumping for Bonilla.

The commercial debuts today and will run through the May 19 special election.

64 comments :

With any kind of a decent turn out, Susan Bonilla will win because she is truly the more moderate and progressive of the 2 candidates. My friends and family will vote for her, and many of them either did not vote, or voted for other candidates last time.

Went to a phone bank for Susan Bonilla last night and can verify she is picking up some Republican support, especially from women which kind of surprised me. Some said they voted for Glazer and Buchanan last time, but will now vote for Susan because they just view her positions as more in tune with moderation and their middle of the road principles. Some also mentioned they didn't want our Delta destroyed by sending our water south to the water wasters in Southern California as Glazer and Brown want to do. Hasn't this drought taught us anything!

Congressman Eric Swallwell, a moderate Dem., and Greg Ahern (head of the Alameda County Sheriffs Dept.), a moderate Republican, have both endorsed Susan Bonilla too. The last election had a 23% turn out. If the voters reach even close to 28% in this race, Susan should win.

Second Place Sue is still our number one choice for number two--the best she can do. Our family likes the fact that Steve Glazer is the only true moderate Democrat in this race. He and Assemblywoman Cathy Baker will be an awesome tag team for the next twelve years.

Labor’s Shameful Smears of Glazer’s Independence
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6

steveglazer1If you are a voter in Walnut Creek or Concord, San Ramon, Livermore or Pleasanton, you might not want to support Democrat Steve Glazer for state Senate. Maybe you support the right of transit workers to strike, or you don’t want to reform teacher tenure or government pensions. Maybe you just want to support the candidate who will always vote labor’s position on every issue.

Those are valid reasons to oppose Glazer, Orinda mayor and Gov. Jerry Brown’s longtime political strategist, and to support Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, the other Democrat in the May 19 run-off election in Senate District 7.

What, however, are utterly fabricated, hogwash “reasons” to do so are that Glazer has “sold out” to big tobacco, “sold out” on women’s rights or that he “says one thing and does another” – all lies being told to smear Glazer by a group of labor unions determined to punish him for being an independent Democrat.

Sludge Bucket Charges The principal (fabricated) charges against Glazer are based on the fact that he – like a number of other Democratic consultants – worked for the California Chamber of Commerce in support of business-friendly Democrats that ran in primaries against union-backed Democrats.

susanbonillaGlazer hasn’t taken money from tobacco companies; they did contribute to the Chamber. Glazer has always been vehemently pro-choice on abortion and a supporter of women’s rights; some of the candidates the Chamber has backed aren’t. And, sin of sins, he’s received financial support from individuals and organizations that prefer him as a business-friendly Democrat to candidates seen as in the pocket of labor unions.

Moreover, if being backed by “special interests” is the charge – and Glazer benefited from nearly $600,000 in spending from various interests — Bonilla has a lot to answer for, too. In addition to nearly $240,000 in direct support from labor unions (not to mention independent expenditures), she’s pulled in more than $276,000 from business and corporate interests including the healthcare, big pharma, oil and gas, development and gambling industries.

Glazer has pledged to accept no gifts, meals or beverages from lobbyists; to disclose his answers to any special interests questionnaires; not to pay family members from campaigns contributions; to refuse tax-free per diem expenses or Senate work on weekends and holidays, and to eschew campaign contributions in the final 60 days of the legislative session.

That would make him one of the squeakiest clean legislators in Sacramento. But he would not necessarily vote with the teachers, prison guards or public employees on every measure that comes before the Legislature. If that’s the kind of Democrat you want, Glazer is not your guy.

Insiders and Outsiders For a long time in California, there have been two kinds of Democrats: those who labor unions can count on for support on any issue; and those who don’t vote the union line every time. Most insider Democrats in Sacramento, sadly, are captives of Big Labor. Most outside Democrats in California support labor most, but not all, of the time.

Merit pay for teachers, limits on pay and retirement benefits for prison guards, restrictions on public transportation employees’ right to strike and controlled growth policies limiting new construction in cities and counties are just a few issues where a strong, independent Democrat might have principled differences with unions representing various workers.

Steve Glazer is a lifelong progressive, pro-choice, pro-environment, pro-working class, Jerry Brown Democrat. The campaign to brand him as a traitor to Democratic values is beyond scurrilous.

Glazer got so much corrupt money (independent expenditures) from the Ca. Chamber of Commerce and the So. Ca. conservative multi-millionaire businessman because they want our water to go south thru the twin tunnels Brown is proposing. Most of us have seen the light and will vote for Susan Bonilla because we are against the twin canals stealing our water and sending it to Southern California.

Offering our most sincere congratulations to Senator-elect Steve Glazer. He and dear Assemblywoman Cathy Baker will be an awesome tag team who will work on behalf of the public and not the entrenched and deceitful special interests.

Well done, Steve!

Glazer isn't Centrist. He's Duplicitous. Glazer says whatever the polls tell him to say. He thinks the voters are stupid and the Republicans will believe he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents...they will believe he is anti-double tunnels, when it's very clear that he says he's against as written and his East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you. If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla. That's what my neighbors and I plan to do.

No 'cigar,' figuratively speaking, liars.

Mr. Dobwell and I can't support whores. We were always taught to look down our noses at them. Since Second Place Sue, the best she can do, is loaded with toxic, dirty, bocoupt union whore money, we will vote for the only clean candidate running.

SENATOR STEVE GLAZER 2016! He's the People's Choice!

Wow! Susan Bonilla endorsed by both Eric Swalwell, a Democratic moderate, and Greg Ahern, a Republican moderate. They have convinced me to vote for Susan. Just don't trust Glazer taking all that money from the Chamber and big business. Looks to me like Susan Bonilla is the PEOPLE"S choice!

Wow! Steve Glazer endorsed by both Kathleen Brown, a Democratic moderate, and Dick Rainey, a Republican moderate. They have convinced me to vote for Steve. Just can't trust Bonilla taking all that dirty union money from Labor and union shills. Looks to all of us that Steve Glazer is the People's Choice. Your candidate is just as whorrible as you!

Sounds to me like the anti-union, anti middle class sexist at 4:51 is very worried his candidate will lose the run off. Me thinks he protests to much, in vulgar language at that. Glazer is a conservative corporate mouthpiece and no moderate. Susan Bonilla, with any type of a turnout over 25%, should win. Susan is the moderate and progressive. Practice saying Senator Susan Bonilla who has not been bought and paid for by corporate big businessmen from out of town like your candidate.

My name is little Alice, age 7. Mommy told me that I can be anything that I want. She says that my role model should be First Place Steve not Second Place Sue. I'm going to be a First Place Steve when I grow up because mommy said that I shouldn't ever settle for being a dirty union slut.

SENATOR STEVE GLAZER--he's the People's Choice!

Well it looks like one person on this blog doesn't like Susan Bonilla even though Susan doesn't want to create another peripheral canal to send our water South to the wasteful LA and San Diego areas. Glazer and Brown and the corporate PACS want Glazer to win because they want a lot more of our drinking water. Thanks for nothing Glazer and the sexist anti union troll who keeps blogging for him.

Tobacco Smear Campaign
Facts About The Tobacco Smear Campaign
Against Steve Glazer

A campaign committee promoting the election of Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla is running a tobacco smear campaign against Steve Glazer which leading newspapers have branded as “deceptive”[i], “childish”, [ii] “misleading”[iii] and “deceitful”. [iv]

These are the facts:

Steve has never worked for a tobacco company.
Steve has never taken a campaign donation from a tobacco company.
As a City Councilmember and Mayor, Steve voted for tougher requirements on tobacco sales and advertising.
The work Steve did for the California Chamber of Commerce – for which he is being attacked – was to elect members to the State Assembly who have actually fought for tougher laws on tobacco. Richard Bloom and Marc Levin, both first elected to the State Assembly in 2012, are known as anti-tobacco legislators. Assemblymember Bloom has worked to ban smoking on public beaches and Assemblymember Levine supports a ban on smoking in multi-family dwellings. Neither have taken campaign contributions from tobacco companies.
As Mayor of Orinda, Steve has recently proposed even tougher tobacco control laws.
Steve has issued a public statement calling tobacco “addictive” and “deadly.” To read the statement, please click here

To date, the following entities have contributed to the committee running the smear campaign [v]:

California State Council of Service Employees Political Committee $185,000

Service Employees International Union Local 1021 Candidate PAC $75,000

Service Employees International Union Local 1000 Candidate PAC $75,000

PACE of California School Employees Association $75,000

Professional Engineers in California Government PECG-PAC $50,000

Faculty for Our University’s Future, a Committee sponsored by the CA Faculty Association $50,000

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees, AFL-CIO $49,784

California Teachers Association Independent Expenditure Committee $35,000

State Building and Construction Trades Council of California PAC $35,000

United Food & Commercial Workers Western States Council Independent Expenditure $25,000

United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professional PAC $25,000

California Federation of Teachers COPE $25,000

Committee for Working Families, Sponsored by the California Labor Federation, AFL-CIO $25,000

California Dental Association Independent Expenditure PAC $7,000

Management & Professional Employee Association MAPA PAC- AFSCME Local 1001 $5,000

American Federation of State, County & Municipal Employees-Council 57 PAC: $5,000

These same entities have also made substantial contributions to Susan Bonilla’s campaign.

We just couldn't believe that all of this dirty money is going to someone who is bought and paid for by the treacherous unions.

We will only vote for clean Steve Glazer, who wants to put the corrupt and dirty unions out of politics. He is most definitely against the special interests and THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

Glazer has got double the independent expenditure money than the people's choice and middle class champion Susan Bonilla. He is twice as corrupt, wants to send our drinking water South, and most of his millions in independent expenditures have come from corporate billionaires outside of Northern Calif. Glazer is a despicable and duplicitous councilman from Orinda who speaks out of both sides of his conservative mouth.

Glazer got so much corrupt money (independent expenditures) from the Ca. Chamber of Commerce and the So. Ca. conservative multi-billionaire businessman because they want our water to go south thru the twin tunnels Brown is proposing. Most of us have seen the light and will vote for Susan Bonilla because we are against the twin canals stealing our water and sending it to Southern California.

No 'cigar,' figuratively speaking, liars.

Mr. Dobwell and I can't support whores. We were always taught to look down our noses at them. Since Second Place Sue, the best she can do, is loaded with toxic, dirty, bocoupt union whore money, we will vote for the only clean candidate running.

SENATOR STEVE GLAZER 2016! He's the People's Choice!

In regards to the anti working family sexist at 12:40 and 11:50 above:

I have to agree with anon 12:20 above. Susan Bonilla has pushed for consumer and middle class family issues in the Assembly.

In contrast, this last week I received more Glazer mailers from JobsPac (about two dozen so far). JobsPac is the ultra conservative front for the California Chamber of Commerce which gets most of their money from big Tobacco, big Pharmaceutical and big Oil Companies because they want to keep their corporate tax exemptions. Glazer has been a consultant for the Chamber. Some moderate, NOT.

In my neighborhood Susan Bonilla is the people's choice!

Tell it like it is anon 1:59. That could also explain why Bill Bloomfield, a wealthy businessman from Southern California, has poured millions into this race in favor of Glazer and opposing Susan Bonilla. The less taxes corporations pay, the more we less fortunate have to pay. Susan Bonilla looks great in comparison.

P.S. As Orinda Councilman Glazer supported tax increases for his constituents.

Hey, Glazer looks like he's a corrupt sleaze. I voted for him because I'm kind of conservative, but i'll be voting for Susan Bonilla, when I get my ballot next week by absentee. She's no angel, but compared to him she looks good to me. Corporations shouldn't be getting Tax breaks and our drinking water shouldn't be going South.

I had already decided to vote for Mr. Glazer since he's the only clean 'politician' in this race. My neighbor then reminded me that Second Place Sue still has time left on her assembly term. She's greedy. She's decided that she want the tax payers to spend for yet ANOTHER special election, which is exactly what would happen if she jumped boats to the senate. Let her finish her term and then--G-d forbid--go back to the public sector and work for a living. We don't need yet another special election at tax payer expense. My neighbor is right that Steve Glazer is the best choice in the election. A vote for Steve is a vote against spending for a special election.

I am convinced. Steve Glazer is definitely the People's Choice and great for the tax payers, too!!!

Glazer is NOT CLEAN nor is he the People's Choice. He has received twice as much graft and corruption as his opponent. This corruption comes in the form of independent expenditures from Jobs PAC which gets most of it's money from huge pharmaceutical, big oil and big tobacco. He also has received large amounts from the Charter Schools Pac and millions from a Southern California business man so he will send our water south and continue Large Tax breaks for the mega corporations. He's about as "DIRTY" as corporate money can buy. Shame on Glazer who has been a consultant for Jobs PAC.

Susan Bonilla will get this families' votes when we get our ballots because she has done so much to help the middle class in our District as Assemblywoman while Glazer raised middle class taxes while Councilman in Orinda. Susan also does not want to send our drinking water south like he does. Susan is definitely cleaner and more trustworthy. Therefore she is the People's Choice. You go girl.

Definitely agree with 8:57. I had no idea that this would put us right back with paying for yet another special election. Another one right after this one? Come on. This is really a no-brainer. Steve is the most experienced and best qualified candidate for the senate. It is a natural fit for him and this district.

I was all set to vote for her, but now I am definitely full-steam ahead for Steve Glazer. He's just the best choice all around.

Well now the Glazer troll is agreeing with himself. Surprise, surprise.

His only experience in elected office is as Orinda Councilman where he raised taxes, and consultant to the Gov. because they want to send more of our No. Ca. drinking water South. Oh, and consultant to the ultra-conservative JobsPac which gets most of their money from big oil,gas,tobacco and pharmaceutical companies. Yea, he and they really care about us working people.

I was set to vote for him until I did more reading and saw how corrupt he was. Now, my neighbors and I are full steam ahead for the not perfect, but cleaner Assembly woman Susan Bonilla who actually cares for us instead of mega-corporations.

My Puerto Rican lesbian bitch wife and I were all set to vote for Second Place Sue until we found out how much corrupt, toxic, and beaucoupt union slut money she has been receiving. We think that is high time that bitch returns to the private sector and stop nursing on the public tit.

For us it's CLEAN STEVE GLAZER all the way. He's the PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

3:25 is just the foul-mouthed sexist Glazer troll again who thinks calling people names is helping his candidate. What a joke he is. I guess he thinks it's ok to take twice as much money from corporate conservative PAC's funded by out of town millionaires and oil,tobacco,and pharmaceutical companies makes his candidate the people's choice. How wrong he is! Will give him the Tea Party conservatives, but Susan Bonilla is the working middle class families choice which in the rest of our minds makes Susan the people's choice.

Second Place Sue is still our number one choice for number two--the best she can do. Our family likes the fact that Steve Glazer is the only true moderate Democrat in this race. He and Assemblywoman Cathy Baker will be an awesome tag team for the next twelve years.

Steve Glazer for 7th District State Senate Proven Environmentalist, More Accessible--The Independent

The Independent
April 23, 2015
By Janet Armantrout

Voters in the State Senate 7th District have a choice between two Democrats on May 19. Susan Bonilla and Steve Glazer are on the ballot to replace Mark DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress last November.

Bonilla and Glazer were the top two finishers in the March 17 primary.

With little to separate them on the issues, independent political action committees have launched a barrage of nasty flyers in support of and opposition to one or the other candidate. Both have big spenders behind them. Glazer is backed by Bill Bloomfield, JobsPAC (California Chamber of Commerce PAC) and the California Charter Schools Association; Bonilla is heavily favored by unions.

Their associations with such groups have raised questions about their ability to maintain an objective viewpoint on issues impacting the funders of their political campaigns.

The Independent interviewed each separately. Both support more storage for water and are against the two tunnel system proposed by Gov. Brown to deliver water from the Delta. They see the need to improve traffic along the I-580 corridor by bringing BART to Livermore. Each expressed the necessity of a strong educational system to keep the economy growing and to lift people out of poverty.

Glazer has a demonstrated involvement with environmental issues, with a long history of working with such organizations as Save the Bay. On behalf of the Trust for Public Land, he worked on measures in more than 25 states to protect clean water and thousands of acres of open space. He has said that he supports minimizing regulations that don't diminish health and safety, but have a negative impact on business. As technology changes, environmental laws have to keep up.

He supports laws enacted to reduce carbon emissions, which he calls an important method of reducing greenhouse gases. It is a stand that is contrary to that taken by the Chamber of Commerce, and one we support.

His desire to prevent BART strikes has drawn the ire of unions. He notes that New York, Chicago, Massachusetts, and San Francisco all restrict transit strikes. We believe his tone is too strident when he talks about the issue. However, he says that he still believes in the collective bargaining process.

We do agree with his stand on moving forward with pension reform, which he believes is necessary to ensure funds are available when workers retire. We don't agree with his lack of support for closing the business tax loophole in Proposition 13.

Glazer strongly backs adding more charter schools, a move we believe would weaken regular public schools.

Bonilla mentioned favoring a sunset clause for environmental laws, which would limit how long they are in effect. She says that would provide an opportunity to review their value. A sunset clause could lead to a loss of important provisions. While she votes favorably on most environmental issues, she has no record of active involvement.

Bonilla has been strong on child care, noting that without the availability of affordable care for their children, many women would not be able to work.

Because of her backing by unions, Bonilla has been accused of being too in tune with unions to take on pension reform or changes in teacher tenure.

With both of them coming from the northern portion of the district, accessibility is of concern. Glazer appears more willing to involve himself in local issues. Bonilla has shown little interest, focusing more on topics where she lives than the Tri-Valley.

Although we don't support his views on some important issues, we are recommending Steve Glazer for the State Senate 7th District mainly because of his proven record on behalf of the environment and his willingness to engage in Tri-Valley issues.

Source: http://www.independentnews.com/editorials/steve-glazer-for-th-district-state-senate-proven-environmentalist-more/article_1c624344-e92f-11e4-b174-0f57bc52fdb4.html

the last 2 posts have been posted before--try something different

I'm a republican woman and my husband is a Democrat. We are both going to vote for Susan Bonilla because she has promised to fight against sending our clean drinking water to Southern California, while Glazer won't oppose the twin tunnels that Brown wants to spend billions on to send our water South.

It's that simple. Just say NO to Glazer and the two new peripheral canals. Vote YES to keeping our clean water here. Vote YES on Susan Bonilla!

My Puerto Rican lesbian bitch wife and I were all set to vote for Second Place Sue until we found out how much corrupt, toxic, and beaucoupt union slut money she has been receiving. We think that is high time that bitch returns to the private sector and stop nursing on the public tit.

For us it's CLEAN STEVE GLAZER all the way. He's the PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

I'm not sure where people are hearing that Glazer supports the twin tunnels. Maybe just more lies and misleading statements from the special interests, who don't want an independent voice in Sacramento (seems like Bonilla's campaign staff is making a lot of posts on here and making up a lot of lies too - just like her commercials that claim she was endorsed by Gov Brown, even though she hasn't). Maybe Bonilla should explain why her campaign is funneling $50,000 to pay her kids??? Talk about special interest lining someone's pockets!!!

This is from Glazer's website:

"Oppose Delta tunnels. The current plan to build massive tunnels to take Delta water to Southern California does not make environmental sense and I will firmly oppose it."

http://www.glazerforsenate.com/issues

Thank you, 10:13, for telling the truth.

We will absolutely be casting our votes for Steve Glazer, the only CLEAN candidate running. He is most definitely THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

Glazer isn't Clean or the People's Choice. He's Duplicitous. Glazer says whatever the polls tell him to say. He thinks the voters are stupid and the Republicans will believe he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents...they will believe he is anti-double tunnels, when it's very clear that he says he's against as written and his East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you. If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla. That's what my neighbors and I plan to do. Enough Said.

The truth is always worth repeating

I'm not sure where people are hearing that Glazer supports the twin tunnels. Maybe just more lies and misleading statements from the special interests, who don't want an independent voice in Sacramento (seems like Bonilla's campaign staff is making a lot of posts on here and making up a lot of lies too - just like her commercials that claim she was endorsed by Gov Brown, even though she hasn't). Maybe Bonilla should explain why her campaign is funneling $50,000 to pay her kids??? Talk about special interest lining someone's pockets!!!

This is from Glazer's website:

"Oppose Delta tunnels. The current plan to build massive tunnels to take Delta water to Southern California does not make environmental sense and I will firmly oppose it."

http://www.glazerforsenate.com/issues

MORE THAN ENOUGH SAID.

This is the truth. It's on record and backs up Anon 2:40. He tells people what they want to hear. In other words he lies!

Glazer's East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you.

He tells Republicans he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents.

If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla.

Just how gullible are you? Since you don't live in the District like we do, you don't see him continually telling different things to different people. It's Susan Bonilla that's the candidate we trust, because she has always opposed the twin tunnels that Glazer's buddy Brown wants.

The truth is always worth repeating

I'm not sure where people are hearing that Glazer supports the twin tunnels. Maybe just more lies and misleading statements from the special interests, who don't want an independent voice in Sacramento (seems like Bonilla's campaign staff is making a lot of posts on here and making up a lot of lies too - just like her commercials that claim she was endorsed by Gov Brown, even though she hasn't). Maybe Bonilla should explain why her campaign is funneling $50,000 to pay her kids??? Talk about special interest lining someone's pockets!!!

This is from Glazer's website:

"Oppose Delta tunnels. The current plan to build massive tunnels to take Delta water to Southern California does not make environmental sense and I will firmly oppose it."

http://www.glazerforsenate.com/issues

MORE THAN ENOUGH SAID.

This is the truth. It's on record and backs up Anon 2:40. He tells people what they want to hear. In other words he lies!

Glazer's East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you.

He tells Republicans he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents.

If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla.

Just how gullible are you? Since you don't live in the District like we do, you don't see him continually telling different things to different people. It's Susan Bonilla that's the candidate we trust, because she has always opposed the twin tunnels that Glazer's buddy Brown wants.

Oh, wow. We just learned the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Here it is, bitch. Learn to read English.

The truth is always worth repeating

I'm not sure where people are hearing that Glazer supports the twin tunnels. Maybe just more lies and misleading statements from the special interests, who don't want an independent voice in Sacramento (seems like Bonilla's campaign staff is making a lot of posts on here and making up a lot of lies too - just like her commercials that claim she was endorsed by Gov Brown, even though she hasn't). Maybe Bonilla should explain why her campaign is funneling $50,000 to pay her kids??? Talk about special interest lining someone's pockets!!!

This is from Glazer's website:

"Oppose Delta tunnels. The current plan to build massive tunnels to take Delta water to Southern California does not make environmental sense and I will firmly oppose it."

http://www.glazerforsenate.com/issues

MORE THAN ENOUGH SAID.

This is the truth. It's on record and backs up Anon 2:40. He tells people what they want to hear. In other words he lies!

Glazer's East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you.

He tells Republicans he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents.

If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla.

Just how gullible are you? Since you don't live in the District like we do, you don't see him continually telling different things to different people. It's Susan Bonilla that's the candidate we trust, because she has always opposed the twin tunnels that Glazer's buddy Brown wants.

I am not sure why the Glazer troll keeps posting the same post over and over. It does not persuade anyone in the District who knows Glazer is a Liar. I have gotten about 30 mailers from the ultra conservative Chamber PAC and the out of town Southern Calif. billionaire.

Why are these out of towners pouring money into the Glazer campaign? Could it be that he wants to give Tax breaks to the rich instead of funding our schools? Could it be that he opposes creating good middle class jobs with good benefits? Could it be that he wants to send our water South? could it be that he opposes closing the tax loophole in prop 13 that benefits only the mega corporations?

My friends and I support Susan Bonilla because she supports creating good middle class jobs which help improve local roads, bridges and transportation. Susan is a former teacher who supports funding for local schools by closing the tax loopholes for the corporate elite. She opposes the mega-loophole in prop 13 that only helps the billionaire businessman. Susan is definitely the middle class people's choice!

Oh, wow. We just learned the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Here it is, bitch. Learn to read English.

The truth is always worth repeating

I'm not sure where people are hearing that Glazer supports the twin tunnels. Maybe just more lies and misleading statements from the special interests, who don't want an independent voice in Sacramento (seems like Bonilla's campaign staff is making a lot of posts on here and making up a lot of lies too - just like her commercials that claim she was endorsed by Gov Brown, even though she hasn't). Maybe Bonilla should explain why her campaign is funneling $50,000 to pay her kids??? Talk about special interest lining someone's pockets!!!

This is from Glazer's website:

"Oppose Delta tunnels. The current plan to build massive tunnels to take Delta water to Southern California does not make environmental sense and I will firmly oppose it."

http://www.glazerforsenate.com/issues

MORE THAN ENOUGH SAID.

My name is little Alice, age 7. Mommy told me that I can be anything that I want. She says that my role model should be First Place Steve not Second Place Sue. I'm going to be a First Place Steve when I grow up because mommy said that I shouldn't ever settle for being a dirty union slut.

SENATOR STEVE GLAZER--he's the People's Choice!

This is the truth. It's on record and backs up Anon 2:40. He tells people what they want to hear. In other words he lies!

Glazer's East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you.

He tells Republicans he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents.

If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla.

Just how gullible are you? Since you don't live in the District like we do, you don't see him continually telling different things to different people. It's Susan Bonilla that's the candidate we trust, because she has always opposed the twin tunnels that Glazer's buddy Brown wants.

9:12 is just the foul-mouthed sexist Glazer troll again who thinks calling people names is helping his candidate. What a joke he is. I guess he thinks it's ok to take twice as much money from corporate conservative PAC's funded by out of town millionaires and oil,tobacco,and pharmaceutical companies makes his candidate the people's choice. How wrong he is! Will give him the Tea Party conservatives, but Susan Bonilla is the working middle class families choice which in the rest of our minds makes Susan the people's choice.

Oh, wow. We just learned the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Here it is, bitch. Learn to read English.

The truth is always worth repeating

I'm not sure where people are hearing that Glazer supports the twin tunnels. Maybe just more lies and misleading statements from the special interests, who don't want an independent voice in Sacramento (seems like Bonilla's campaign staff is making a lot of posts on here and making up a lot of lies too - just like her commercials that claim she was endorsed by Gov Brown, even though she hasn't). Maybe Bonilla should explain why her campaign is funneling $50,000 to pay her kids??? Talk about special interest lining someone's pockets!!!

This is from Glazer's website:

"Oppose Delta tunnels. The current plan to build massive tunnels to take Delta water to Southern California does not make environmental sense and I will firmly oppose it."

http://www.glazerforsenate.com/issues

MORE THAN ENOUGH SAID.

My Puerto Rican lesbian bitch wife and I were all set to vote for Second Place Sue until we found out how much corrupt, toxic, and beaucoupt union slut money she has been receiving. We think that is high time that bitch returns to the private sector and stop nursing on the public tit.

For us it's CLEAN STEVE GLAZER all the way. He's the PEOPLE'S CHOICE!

This is the whole truth. It's on record and it backs up the statement below. Glazer tells people what they want to hear and different things to different groups. In other words he lies!

Glazer's East Bay Leadership Council debate response included saying we needed to take care of the water needs of the whole state but they had to pay (shorthand for Double Tunnels). Glazer has a thousand bridges to sell you.

He tells Republicans he's anti-tax, when he's put millions of taxes on the property and sales taxes of Orinda residents.

If you want to take more Northern California water (like Brown does) to Southern California through two 35 million dollar tunnels then Glazer is your man. If you want to keep more of our precious water from going South then vote for Susan Bonilla.

Just how gullible are you? Since you don't live in the District like we do, you don't see him continually telling different things to different people. It's Susan Bonilla that's the candidate we trust, because she has always opposed the twin tunnels that Glazer's buddy Brown wants.

4:50 is just the foul-mouthed sexist Glazer troll again who thinks calling people names is helping his candidate. What a joke he is. I guess he thinks it's ok to take twice as much money from corporate conservative PAC's funded by out of town millionaires and oil,tobacco,and pharmaceutical companies makes his candidate the people's choice. How wrong he is! Will give him the Tea Party conservatives, but Susan Bonilla is the working middle class families choice which in the rest of our minds makes Susan the people's choice.

My name is little Alice, age 7. Mommy told me that I can be anything that I want. She says that my role model should be First Place Steve not Second Place Sue. I'm going to be a First Place Steve when I grow up because mommy said that I shouldn't ever settle for being a dirty union slut.

SENATOR STEVE GLAZER--he's the People's Choice!

Glazer is not the people's choice, but he is the millionaire's choice. The growing economic gap in America,shows that "millionaires and billionaires" run a rigged system that benefits the wealthy at the expense of huge numbers of working-class and poor citizens.

Ninety-nine percent of all new income generated in this country is going to the top one percent. That type of economics is not only immoral, it's not only wrong, it is unsustainable.

Most of us are vehemently opposed to recently implemented laws that relaxed campaign finance rules, which allows millionaire and billionaire donors to buy candidates of their choosing, like what is happening in this race. Glazer is bought and paid by corporate PACS and millionaire independent expenditures.

That's why we think Susan Bonilla deserves our vote May19th. Susan is a moderate who cares about the 99% of us who aren't millionaires and billionaires or is a consultant to the 1% like Glazer is. Although her campaign has been outspent about 2-1 by her opponents, most of us hope that Susan will be victorious.

First the union whores say that Steve 'steals water' and wants tunnels. He doesn't, and that's has been so proven. Then they say he works for the tobacco industry, also shown as bunk. Now, with all the toxic, dirty union slut $$$$ that is going into Second Place Sue's campaign the labor whores have the unmitigated gall to talk about monied interests and the 1%. Unfuckingbelievable. Well, nothing they have thrown has stuck, which breeds desperation. Senator-elect Steve Glazer is the People's Choice, they know it and it scares them shitless. As it should be!

First the union whores say that Steve 'steals water' and wants tunnels. He doesn't, and that's has been so proven. Then they say he works for the tobacco industry, also shown as bunk. Now, with all the toxic, dirty union slut $$$$ that is going into Second Place Sue's campaign the labor whores have the unmitigated gall to talk about monied interests and the 1%. Unfuckingbelievable. Well, nothing they have thrown has stuck, which breeds desperation. Senator-elect Steve Glazer is the People's Choice, they know it and it scares them shitless. As it should be!

Rashada Gomez

Ordinary folks are suffering. The middle class is shrinking. We’re having trouble sending our kids to college and paying our bills, to say nothing of our inability to save for retirement.

All of this is true, but coming from the very people who caused this middle-class meltdown, the words are meaningless.

It’s easy for them to say that working families matter. And some of them can even muster the courage to finally acknowledge the obvious: Families’ incomes have fallen while corporate profits have reached astronomical heights. The economy has grown since 1980, but average working people haven’t benefited much. In fact, the only people whose incomes have gone up belong to a very exclusive club – the richest 1 percent.

But what the extremist politicians won’t say — at least not on camera — is that their own union-busting policies created the very problems they suddenly see.

In earlier decades, when wages rose in tandem with economic growth, it was largely because the labor movement was robust enough to help people get into — and stay in — the middle class. Through the power of working people coming together in unions and bargaining collectively, unchecked corporate wealth was reined-in and the folks who helped to create that wealth could share in it.

But fewer people are represented by unions today than 100 years ago. That means workers’ voices are weaker and bosses hold most of the cards. This imbalance means they can keep wages artificially low, be stingy with benefits and take advantage of those who work for them. The extremists don’t want us to have a say in our future; they have rigged the game for their benefit and ordinary Americans are suffering the consequences.

We know that if given the option, more people would join unions because they recognize there is strength in solidarity. But the extremist politicians — and the super-wealthy Americans and corporations that support them — recognize this strength, too. So they’ve spent the last several years passing laws in state after state that weaken unions and make it harder for people to join them. It doesn’t matter how these laws are labeled, they all are intended to do one thing: destroy the labor movement.

We don't belong to a union, but we belong to the lower middle class and that is why we will vote for Susan Bonilla. We are tired of the 1% conservative greedy corporations and their hacks like Glazer destroying the middle class.

Dear Voter,

Each year brings new challenges to those serving in the state Legislature. Issues are examined, votes are taken, and soon today’s concerns have been replaced by newer ones. If elected to State Senate, as your representative, I won’t always know the next big issue on the horizon. But as my constituents, you will always know the principles by which I conduct your business in Sacramento.

This framework of Ten Governing Principles lays out the values I will use when I evaluate budget and policy initiatives. You’ll see in it such lifelong priorities as education and the environment, as well as the need for priority setting, efficiency and bi-partisanship. I hope it helps you understand how I view the role of Senator and what you can expect from me if I’m selected to undertake this cherished responsibility.

My Ten Governing Principles:

1. Represent the people of our Senate district, not political parties or special interests.
2. Maintain a balanced budget to allow government to help people, and people to have confidence in government.
3. Pursue bi-partisan decisions. They are always better and longer lasting.
4. Emphasize education as the gateway to opportunity and prosperity.
5. Work hard to set priorities and hold the line on taxes.
6. Incorporate environmental protection as a part of every decision.
7. Empower local decision-making rather than state mandates. It is more responsive and trustworthy.
8. Advance accountability and efficiency with every government program.
9. Promote civility and respect for all people and perspectives.
10. Conduct myself always with honesty and integrity.

Please join the conversation. I want to know what you think.

Sincerely,

Steve Glazer

P.S. Please like my post and share this link with your friends.

Glazer is not the people's choice, but he is the millionaire's choice. The growing economic gap in America,shows that "millionaires and billionaires" run a rigged system that benefits the wealthy at the expense of huge numbers of working-class and poor citizens.

Ninety-nine percent of all new income generated in this country is going to the top one percent. That type of economics is not only immoral, it's not only wrong, it is unsustainable.

Most of us are vehemently opposed to recently implemented laws that relaxed campaign finance rules, which allows millionaire and billionaire donors to buy candidates of their choosing, like what is happening in this race. Glazer is bought and paid by corporate PACS and millionaire independent expenditures.

That's why we think Susan Bonilla deserves our vote May19th. Susan is a moderate who cares about the 99% of us who aren't millionaires and billionaires or is a consultant to the 1% like Glazer is. Although her campaign has been outspent about 2-1 by her opponents, most of us hope that Susan will be victorious.

I had already decided to vote for Mr. Glazer since he's the only clean 'politician' in this race. My neighbor then reminded me that Second Place Sue still has time left on her assembly term. She's greedy. She's decided that she wants the tax payers to spend for yet ANOTHER special election, which is exactly what would happen if she jumped boats to the senate. Let her finish her term and then--G-d forbid--go back to the private sector and work for a living. We don't need yet another special election at tax payer expense. My neighbor is right that Steve Glazer is the best choice in the election. A vote for Steve is a vote against spending for a special election.

I am convinced. Steve Glazer is definitely the People's Choice and great for the tax payers, too!!!

The PEOPLE are with you, Steve. Just say HO to special interest union whores!

8:39 is just the foul-mouthed sexist Glazer troll again who thinks calling people names is helping his candidate. What a joke he is. I guess he thinks it's ok to take twice as much money from corporate conservative PAC's funded by out of town millionaires and oil,tobacco,and pharmaceutical companies makes his candidate the people's choice. How wrong he is! Will give him the Tea Party conservatives, but Susan Bonilla is the working middle class families choice which in the rest of our minds makes Susan the people's choice.

I had already decided to vote for Mr. Glazer since he's the only clean 'politician' in this race. My neighbor then reminded me that Second Place Sue still has time left on her assembly term. She's greedy. She's decided that she wants the tax payers to spend for yet ANOTHER special election, which is exactly what would happen if she jumped boats to the senate. Let her finish her term and then--G-d forbid--go back to the private sector and work for a living. We don't need yet another special election at tax payer expense. My neighbor is right that Steve Glazer is the best choice in the election. A vote for Steve is a vote against spending for a special election.

I am convinced. Steve Glazer is definitely the People's Choice and great for the tax payers, too!!!

Glazer is not clean and he is not the people's choice. He is the dirtiest as he has taken twice as much independent expenditure money than Susan Bonilla, and his has come from corrupt corporate billionaire's who are trying to destroy working families and the middle class in this country.

It’s the most pressing economic challenge of our time. While the economy has grown overall during the last 35 years, the average worker is still looking at the same slim paycheck. It’s called wage stagnation, and it’s the driving force behind income inequality. Since 1979, productivity — the nation’s output of goods and services per hour worked — grew by 64 percent. Meanwhile, the inflation-adjusted hourly wage of the typical worker rose by just 6 percent.

But in the last few decades we have seen unprecedented attacks on collective bargaining rights. The erosion of collective bargaining is the single largest factor behind the stagnation of middle-class wages. As union membership rates declined, the share of income earned by middle-class households declined, too. This trend explains one-third of the gap between rich and poor men, and one-fifth of the gap among women.

Big business has been cracking down on the unions in an effort to consolidate their power over workers and increase their profits. We are seeing more and more coercive and punitive tactics designed to intensely monitor and punish union activity, including plant closing threats and actual plant closings, terminations, harassment, disciplinary actions, surveillance, and altering benefits and working conditions.

Billionaires and CEOs have come together to push legislation that would weaken and destroy collective bargaining. That's why they are supporting Glazer who has worked for them and that's why those of us who want to save the middle class are voting for Susan Bonilla.

Steve Glazer for 7th District State Senate Proven Environmentalist, More Accessible--The Independent

The Independent
April 23, 2015
By Janet Armantrout

Voters in the State Senate 7th District have a choice between two Democrats on May 19. Susan Bonilla and Steve Glazer are on the ballot to replace Mark DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress last November.

Bonilla and Glazer were the top two finishers in the March 17 primary.

With little to separate them on the issues, independent political action committees have launched a barrage of nasty flyers in support of and opposition to one or the other candidate. Both have big spenders behind them. Glazer is backed by Bill Bloomfield, JobsPAC (California Chamber of Commerce PAC) and the California Charter Schools Association; Bonilla is heavily favored by unions.

Their associations with such groups have raised questions about their ability to maintain an objective viewpoint on issues impacting the funders of their political campaigns.

The Independent interviewed each separately. Both support more storage for water and are against the two tunnel system proposed by Gov. Brown to deliver water from the Delta. They see the need to improve traffic along the I-580 corridor by bringing BART to Livermore. Each expressed the necessity of a strong educational system to keep the economy growing and to lift people out of poverty.

Glazer has a demonstrated involvement with environmental issues, with a long history of working with such organizations as Save the Bay. On behalf of the Trust for Public Land, he worked on measures in more than 25 states to protect clean water and thousands of acres of open space. He has said that he supports minimizing regulations that don't diminish health and safety, but have a negative impact on business. As technology changes, environmental laws have to keep up.

He supports laws enacted to reduce carbon emissions, which he calls an important method of reducing greenhouse gases. It is a stand that is contrary to that taken by the Chamber of Commerce, and one we support.

His desire to prevent BART strikes has drawn the ire of unions. He notes that New York, Chicago, Massachusetts, and San Francisco all restrict transit strikes. We believe his tone is too strident when he talks about the issue. However, he says that he still believes in the collective bargaining process.

We do agree with his stand on moving forward with pension reform, which he believes is necessary to ensure funds are available when workers retire. We don't agree with his lack of support for closing the business tax loophole in Proposition 13.

Glazer strongly backs adding more charter schools, a move we believe would weaken regular public schools.

Bonilla mentioned favoring a sunset clause for environmental laws, which would limit how long they are in effect. She says that would provide an opportunity to review their value. A sunset clause could lead to a loss of important provisions. While she votes favorably on most environmental issues, she has no record of active involvement.

Bonilla has been strong on child care, noting that without the availability of affordable care for their children, many women would not be able to work.

Because of her backing by unions, Bonilla has been accused of being too in tune with unions to take on pension reform or changes in teacher tenure.

With both of them coming from the northern portion of the district, accessibility is of concern. Glazer appears more willing to involve himself in local issues. Bonilla has shown little interest, focusing more on topics where she lives than the Tri-Valley.

Although we don't support his views on some important issues, we are recommending Steve Glazer for the State Senate 7th District mainly because of his proven record on behalf of the environment and his willingness to engage in Tri-Valley issues.

Source: http://www.independentnews.com/editorials/steve-glazer-for-th-district-state-senate-proven-environmentalist-more/article_1c624344-e92f-11e4-b174-0f57bc52fdb4.html

Does that idiot posting anonymously really think calling Susan Bonilla a whore and slut will make people want to vote for Glazer?

I had already decided to vote for Mr. Glazer since he's the only clean 'politician' in this race. My neighbor then reminded me that Second Place Sue still has time left on her assembly term. She's greedy. She's decided that she wants the tax payers to spend for yet ANOTHER special election, which is exactly what would happen if she jumped boats to the senate. Let her finish her term and then--G-d forbid--go back to the private sector and work for a living. We don't need yet another special election at tax payer expense. My neighbor is right that Steve Glazer is the best choice in the election. A vote for Steve is a vote against spending for a special election.

I am convinced. Steve Glazer is definitely the People's Choice and great for the tax payers, too!!!

The PEOPLE are with you, Steve. Just say HO to special interest union whores!

What hasn't been pointed out so far is that Glazer was almost totally funded by anti-consumer groups. The middle and lower class lost when he won. Our family doesn't belong to a union but I agree that 2016 will bring out more anti-Glazer voters and will probably spell his doom. Usually more progressive candidates win in presidential years. 23% voting in this election will be doubled or tripled in 2016. Those voters will represent the people.

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