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Contra Costa, Alameda County, CA March 17, 2015 Election
State Senator; District 7 Voter Information

Term Ending 2018.

A runoff may be held on 5/19/2015 between the top 2 candidates who received the most votes if neither receives a majority. If one candidate receives a majority of votes in this election, that candidate wins and no runoff will be held.
Special Election to fill the office vacated by the resignation of Mark DeSaulnier

Results as of Mar 26 12:59pm

Runoff Election 5/19/2015

Candidates (Vote for 1)
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Steve Glazer Click here for more information about this candidate 37,664 votes 33.7%

  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Mayor/University Trustee
  • Mayor & City Councilmember, 2004-present
  • California State University Trustee, 2011-present
  • San Diego State University, B.A., business/political science
  • Married, father of two daughters
  • A fiscally responsible state government that prioritizes essential services such as education, public safety and caring for those in need.
  • Encourage bi-partisan decision making and promote policies that benefit the general interest, not the special interests.
  • Prioritize local road and transit projects above statewide high-speed rail; work to ban BART strikes that cripple our economy and hurt commuters.
Susan Bonilla Click here for more information about this candidate 27,728 votes 24.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Teacher/State Assemblywoman
  • Chair - Assembly Business, Professions, and Consumer Protection Committee
  • B.A. in English from Azusa Pacific University
  • Teaching credential from CSU Los Angeles
  • Former Concord Mayor
  • Former County Supervisor
  • Supporting Schools and Improving Educational Opportunities for Young People
  • Improving California's Economy and Creating Jobs
  • Fighting Income Inequality by Improving Wages and Benefits for Working Families
Joan Buchanan Click here for more information about this candidate 25,147 votes 22.5%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: State Legislator
  • CA State Assemblymember 2008-2014
  • Former Board President and Member San Ramon Valley Unified School District (18 years)
  • B.A. Economics UC Santa Barbara
  • Protect public school funding and working to be the strongest advocate for our schools; ensuring that every child receives a quality education
  • Manage the budget in a fiscally responsible manner and chart a path to improve our infrastructure for future generations
  • Support local business and the growth of local technology firms. Protect our enivironment--stop the Twin Tunnels
Michaela M. Hertle 18,008 votes 16.1%
  • Party: Republican
  • Occupation: Information Technology Businesswoman
Terry Kremin Click here for more information about this candidate 3,175 votes 2.8%
  • Party: Democratic
  • Occupation: Teacher/Scientist
  • PhD in Behavioral Neuroscience (Boston University)
  • BS in Psychobiology (UCLA)
  • FAA licensed aircraft mechanic
  • Certificates in Aircraft Maintenance (Idaho State University)
  • Worked blue collar as well as a janitor, farm labor, hotel desk clerk, night auditor, bar tender, et al.
  • extensive political experience in academia. NOTHING happens in academia without poltics, and everyone has PhDs!
  • Reform welfare, assistance, and unemplyment programs to help people transition instead of trap them by not allowing part time work.
  • Culture change of responsibility. Too much waste, and yet no one ever gets fired either from cronyism or incompetence, that must change.
  • Reform education. We MUST fix our education system K-12, and we need people that understand averages aren't the real story.

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