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Elected to the California State Senate in 2015, Senator Steve Glazer previously served as a city council member and three-time mayor of Orinda. A lifelong environmental advocate, Senator Glazer led efforts that raised hundreds of millions of dollars to permanently protect open space in California and 25 other states. His environmental leadership has been recognized by the Trust for Public Land and Save The Bay.
A former senior advisor to California’s Governor, Jerry Brown, Senator Glazer worked in the Governor’s office to help return California to solid financial footing in the midst of the Great Recession. He also served as an appointed California State University Trustee, working on limiting tuition increases and lowering administrative costs at CSU.
Senator Glazer is married to Melba Muscarolas, an AT&T executive. They have two daughters, Ariel and Alex. Senator Glazer earned his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University where he served as Student Body President.
Senate District 7 is based in Northern California’s Contra Costa and Alameda counties, encompassing the cities of Concord, Walnut Creek, Lafayette, Moraga, Orinda, Danville, Alamo, San Ramon, Dublin, Pleasanton and Livermore along the I-680 corridor, and Pittsburg, Antioch, Clayton, Oakley and Brentwood along Highway 4. The northern portion of the district joins many delta communities, while the central and southern portions link key Alameda & Contra Costa suburban communities with job centers. This district includes many regional parks and wilderness areas, and respects the natural geography of the East Bay Hills boundary.