Steve Glazer Heads to Runoff Against Susan Bonilla
Former Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer will face Assemblymember Susan Bonilla in a runoff election for the East Bay Senate seat that was vacated by Mark DeSaulnier.
Following election day, Glazer lead a field of five candidates with 32% of the vote. Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla (24%) edged out former Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan (22%). As a result of California's nonpartisan top-two primary, Bonilla and Glazer - both Democrats - will face off in a May 19 special general election.
Glazer made headlines in 2013 when he publicly opposed the BART strikes that left thousands of Bay Area residents without transportation, a move that put him at odds with union leaders.
The former Orinda Mayor and close adviser to Jerry Brown has been outspoken about his support from across the aisle, touting endorsements from Republican candidate Michaela Hertle as well as from several area publications including The San Francisco Chronicle and the Contra County Times.
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