Steve Glazer

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Steve Glazer
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Current candidacy
Running for California State Assembly, District 16
Current office
Mayor of Orinda
In office
2011 - Present
Term ends
December 2012
Years in position 3
Elections and appointments
Next generalNovember 4, 2014
Term limitsN/A
High schoolMcClatchy High School
Bachelor'sSan Diego State University
Place of birthLandmark, California
Steve Glazer (b. in Landmark, California, in 1957) is the mayor of Orinda, California.[1] He is also a member of the California State University Board of Trustees, a position to which he was appointed by Jerry Brown in 2011.

Glazer is a 2014 Democratic candidate for District 16 of the California State Assembly.

Glazer is known as Jerry Brown's leading political strategist.[1]

Glazer was elected to a four-year term on the Orinda City Council in 2004. He was subsequently re-elected in 2008 to a second four-year term. He was appointed to serve as Mayor Pro Tem for 2006, and as Mayor for 2007. In December 2010, he was appointed Vice Mayor. In December 2011, he was appointed to a second term as mayor.



See also: California State Assembly elections, 2014

Elections for the office of California State Assembly will consist of a primary election on June 3, 2014, and a general election on November 4, 2014. The signature-filing deadline for candidates wishing to run in this election was March 7, 2014. Newell Arnerich (D), Steve Glazer (D), Tim Sbranti (D) and Catharine Baker (R) will face off in the blanket primary.[2]

Political consulting


In 2010, Glazer was the campaign manager for Gov. Brown's gubernatorial campaign.[3] He was paid $250,000 for his work on the campaign.[1]

Glazer first worked for Brown when he was a student at San Diego State University. In 1978, he led the statewide student organization for Brown. He also managed the unsuccessful gubernatorial campaign in 1994 of Jerry Brown's sister Kathleen Brown.

The American Association of Political Consultants named Glazer its "political strategist of the year" for his work on the 2010 Jerry Brown gubernatorial campaign.[4]

Glazer worked for Gray Davis. He left that employment to go to Israel to live on a kibbutz for six months.[1]

Ballot measures

Glazer has been given the responsibility by Brown to shepherd Jerry Brown's 2012 Tax Increase Initiative (Proposition 30) to victory.[1]

Starting in 1994, Glazer consulted on ballot measure campaigns throughout the country. He says that most of these were for "environmental protection causes." The Sacramento Bee reports that he "also helped real estate developers overcome public opposition to their projects."

Since he was elected to the Orinda City Council in 2004, Glazer has led five local tax increase ballot measure campaigns. Four of the local tax questions were approved, including Measure E in June 2008.[1]


Glazer worked on the campaign in 1986 that urged a "no" vote on the question of the recall of California Supreme Court chief justice Rose Bird. {Bird was recalled.)

State legislative

Glazer was hired in 2011 to advise the California Chamber of Commerce' JobsPAC, on California's 2012 state legislative elections. He will advise the Chamber solely on its strategy with respect to Democratic Party candidates. The Chamber's JobsPAC is described as "heavy-hitting." It is funded by insurance, oil, tobacco and pharmaceutical companies.[5]

Glazer once served as the press secretary to California State Senate president pro tem David Roberti.[3]


Glazer attended San Diego State University.


Glazer is married to an executive at AT&T. They moved in Orinda in 1996 with their two daughters.

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