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Thursday, May 28, 2015

Glazer takes his seat in the State Senate with a cordial response from colleagues

Steve Glazer addressing the State Senate following
his swearing-in Thursday morning in Sacramento.
PHOTO/CalChannel
STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | Steve Glazer’s new colleagues in the State Senate--especially those backed by labor--did not turn their backs or throw tomatoes as he was sworn-in Thursday morning by Gov. Jerry Brown. In fact, Glazer’s first vote (an aye vote), a procedural bill involving the state budget, was followed by a hearty round of celebratory hoots and hollering from lawmakers.

Glazer’s special election victory in the Seventh District last week over another Democrat Susan Bonilla was highlighted by acrimony from labor unions who strongly opposed the new senator’s stance on transportation strikes. Although, Big Labor, still smarting from the bruising defeat, continued their rhetorical assault on Glazer even after Election Day, none of that ill-will was evident Tuesday on the senate floor.

The swearing-in ceremony, however, was delayed about 20 minutes until Brown arrived to deliver the oath of office to his former campaign consultant. Glazer ran Brown’s 2010 gubernatorial campaign before returning to the Orinda as a councilmember and mayor. “Always a hero of mine,” Glazer said of Brown, “for his vision, courage and dash of pragmatism in public policy-making.”

In his remarks, Glazer focused heavily on his roots growing up in Sacramento, including his first exposure to political activism during the Vietnam War and five months picking oranges and grapefruits at a kibbutz in Israel. “It gave me a great deal of appreciation for all of those who grow and harvest our food.”

Even though Glazer's tenure in the State Senate begins today, he won't have much time before pivoting towards another potentially hard-fought re-election campaign in 2016. That's because the May 19 special election was called to only fill out the remainder of Mark DeSaulnier's term following his election last November to Congress.

28 comments :

Glazer is a buffoon. Just like all the other political phonies and losers they are beholding to. Hooray for another elected dope.

He'll have a hard time holding on to that seat in 2016.

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.

Loving Senator Steve Glazer for the next 13 years!

You union sluts gave it your all, and the public decided that you're worthless and toxic. Steve is the People's Choice, as was evidenced by his election blowout victory.

This is Politics 99. He was never going to be allowed to fail since he always had the PEOPLE on his team. BART strikes are now on their way to the ash bin of history. Along with our dear Assemblywoman Cathy Baker, the district has been realigned to moderate-conservative. We who live in the district are very happy, indeed.

Steve's victory is your loss, and we will continue to remind you union sluts of that fact. Next up, we take out Dick Valley in the next election and throw him on the scrap heap of history along with MITTbranti, Whorbett, Bitchchanan, Second Place Sue, Whortese, can't write anymore since the list of LOSERS is so, so long.

How sweet it is for THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS!!!

Both Glazer and Baker will lose in 2016 when the voter turnout will be more than twice as high. You are never the people's choice with a 23% voter turnout. Bye, Bye corporate sluts!

Well the Corporate shill won and the consumer and middle class lost. That will change in Nov. 2016.

We agree!

Loving Senator Steve Glazer for the next 13 years!

You union sluts gave it your all, and the public decided that you're worthless and toxic. Steve is the People's Choice, as was evidenced by his election blowout victory.

This is Politics 99. He was never going to be allowed to fail since he always had the PEOPLE on his team. BART strikes are now on their way to the ash bin of history. Along with our dear Assemblywoman Cathy Baker, the district has been realigned to moderate-conservative. We who live in the district are very happy, indeed.

Steve's victory is your loss, and we will continue to remind you union sluts of that fact. Next up, we take out Dick Valley in the next election and throw him on the scrap heap of history along with MITTbranti, Whorbett, Bitchchanan, Second Place Sue, Whortese, can't write anymore since the list of LOSERS is so, so long.

How sweet it is for THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS!!!

Just saw an awesome bumper sticker on the 580.

"Senator Steve Glazer--BART strike and union whore buster!"

This is awesome; now I just need to find out where to get mine. Tag line--Senator Steve Glazer--for the next 13 years!

Outstanding!

Love the fact that Glazer just voted this week to give Medi-Cal benefits to undocumented immigrants. Outstanding!

We all make mistakes, but he's a good guy anyway.

He also failed to vote on a bill that would have raised the minimum wage to 13 dollars by 2017. He took a walk-the cowards way out. Not a good guy in my book!

Glazer is a coward and a buffoon! Just like all the other political phonies and losers that are beholden to the corporations. Hooray for another elected dope that wants to screw the middle and lower class.

You get what you pay for, and the corporate elite definitely paid for Glazer. Revenge is sweet. Wait for 2016 when he should be defeated. I'm sure there will be many more votes, or not voting that will piss people off.

If you want to get rid of politicians that are bought and paid for, like Glazer and others, you need to support AB700. With AB700 we would get to actually see the the top three funders of campaign mailers clearly, unlike current disclosure policies that let the largest funders hide behind small print and innocuous committee names. Most Bay Area legislators are supporting this, with the notable exception of Catharine Baker.

Glazer and Baker will be gone after 2016-----Good riddance!

What has been pointed out so far is that Glazer and Baker were almost totally funded by anti-consumer groups. The middle and lower class lost when they won. My family doesn't belong to a union, wish we did, but I agree that 2016 will bring out more anti-Glazer and anti-Baker voters. Usually more progressive candidates win in presidential years. Those voters in 2016 will represent the people, not the small number that turn out in special elections.

According to a Pew Research Center poll released Thursday, 72% of Americans support allowing immigrants living in this country illegally to stay and be granted legal status.

All hail INCUMBENCY!!!!!!!!!!!

We agree!

Loving Senator Steve Glazer for the next 13 years!

You union sluts gave it your all, and the public decided that you're worthless and toxic. Steve is the People's Choice, as was evidenced by his election blowout victory.

This is Politics 99. He was never going to be allowed to fail since he always had the PEOPLE on his team. BART strikes are now on their way to the ash bin of history. Along with our dear Assemblywoman Cathy Baker, the district has been realigned to moderate-conservative. We who live in the district are very happy, indeed.

Steve's victory is your loss, and we will continue to remind you union sluts of that fact. Next up, we take out Dick Valley in the next election and throw him on the scrap heap of history along with MITTbranti, Whorbett, Bitchchanan, Second Place Sue, Whortese, can't write anymore since the list of LOSERS is so, so long.

How sweet it is for THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS!!!

Both Glazer and Baker will lose in 2016 when the voter turnout will be more than twice as high. You are never the people's choice with a 23% voter turnout. Bye, Bye corporate sluts!

The " People's Choice"? We'll see in 2016. He just took a walk, instead of voting on a bill last week that would have raised the minimum wage to $13 an hour by 2017. So, he refused to take a stand on one of his first contentious issues. What a coward!

All hail INCUMBENCY!!!!!!!!!!!

We agree!

Loving Senator Steve Glazer for the next 13 years!

You union sluts gave it your all, and the public decided that you're worthless and toxic. Steve is the People's Choice, as was evidenced by his election blowout victory.

This is Politics 99. He was never going to be allowed to fail since he always had the PEOPLE on his team. BART strikes are now on their way to the ash bin of history. Along with our dear Assemblywoman Cathy Baker, the district has been realigned to moderate-conservative. We who live in the district are very happy, indeed.

Steve's victory is your loss, and we will continue to remind you union sluts of that fact. Next up, we take out Dick Valley in the next election and throw him on the scrap heap of history along with MITTbranti, Whorbett, Bitchchanan, Second Place Sue, Whortese, can't write anymore since the list of LOSERS is so, so long.

How sweet it is for THE PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS!!!

What has been pointed out so far is that Glazer and Baker were almost totally funded by anti-consumer groups. The middle and lower class lost when they won. My family doesn't belong to a union, wish we did, but I agree that 2016 will bring out more anti-Glazer and anti-Baker voters. Usually more progressive candidates win in presidential years. Those voters in 2016 will represent the people, not the small number that turn out in special elections.

So happy that the district has realigned to moderate-conservative, which best reflects our values. We don't need any ultra-liberal skank union sluts out this way. If they're dumb enough to thrust recycled has-beens on us in the next election, we'll be only too happy to send them right back to the scrap heap of history.

Good, old-fashioned values are the best. So lucky to have the Dynamic Duo: Senator Steve and Assemblywoman Cathy. We are so blessed!

Both Glazer and Baker will lose in 2016 when the voter turnout will be more than twice as high. You are never the people's choice with a 23% voter turnout. Bye, Bye corporate sluts!

Oh, you union whores really can't take reality. Keep having those wet dreams. We might even hire you to cater the Glazer and Baker re-election victory parties in 2016, but no union-scale wages! You have been relegated to the trash heap of history, and the PEOPLE'S CHOICE WINNERS coming at your expense is all the sweeter.

How sweet it is to roll all over you yet once again!

If you want to get rid of politicians that are bought and paid for, like Glazer and others, you need to support AB700. With AB700 we would get to actually see the the top three funders of campaign mailers clearly, unlike current disclosure policies that let the largest funders hide behind small print and innocuous committee names. Most Bay Area legislators are supporting this, with the notable exception of Catharine Baker.

Labor has never done well in special elections with low voter turnout. Both in 2012 and 2014 General elections Labor candidates were successful well over 90% of the time in Bay Area races. I'm pretty happy with those type of percentages.

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