Silicon Valley Chinese Association Endorses Steve Glazer for State Senate


February 23, 2015

Silicon Valley Chinese Association Endorses

Steve Glazer for State Senate 

East Bay, CA—The Silicon Valley Chinese Association today endorsed Steve Glazer for State Senate.

"The Silicon Valley Chinese Association is endorsing Steve Glazer in the March 17 State Senate special election in the East Bay,” said Silicon Valley Chinese Association President Alex Chen.  “Mr. Glazer thinks independently and takes a balanced path on issues relating to the state. On the contrary, his opponents are heavily influenced by special interest groups, especially the unions.”

The Silicon Valley Chinese Association is the latest endorsement secured by candidate Steve Glazer in the Senate District 7 special election.

“I am honored to receive this endorsement,” said Glazer.  “Asian Americans comprise 16 percent of my district and we need to continue to seek ways to address the unique issues faced by this community.”

“We believe, among the contenders, Mr. Glazer holds a position that is most in line with the interests of East Bay voters, including Chinese American voters," said Chen.  “He would be more willing to bravely face and resolve the problems affecting California and Chinese Americans.”

Glazer has also picked up bi-partisan endorsements from former State Controller Steve Westly, former Senate Majority Leader Gloria Romero, former San Jose Mayor Chuck Reed, retired Sheriff and Senator Dick Rainey, former Congressman Bill Baker and retired Senate President Pro Tem David Roberti.  He also has been endorsed by over two dozen East Bay elected officials and the Contra Costa Times.

“California and the East Bay are rich in diversity,” said Glazer.  “We need to nurture and support our local economies and public education so everyone can benefit.”

Glazer currently serves as the Mayor of Orinda and a Trustee of the California State University 23-campus system. During his tenure on the Orinda City Council, Glazer has helped balance budgets while making improvements to schools, libraries and roads.

State Senate District 7 includes the communities of Alamo, Antioch, Bay Point, Bethel Island, Blackhawk, Brentwood, Byron, Clayton, Concord, Danville, Diablo, Discovery Bay, Dublin, Lafayette, Livermore, Moraga, Oakley, Orinda, Pacheco, Pittsburg, Pleasanton, San Ramon, Sunol and Walnut Creek. 

The primary will be held Tuesday, March 17. 

Silicon Valley Chinese Association is a non-partisan organization comprised of Asian American families, homeowners, small property owners, small business owners, and blue collar and white collar taxpayers.  Additional information can be found at

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