California State Treasurer Kathleen Brown (Retired)


"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."