Press Releases

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Sacramento – I voted today to support Senate Bill 3, a balanced plan that will lift millions out of poverty with a minimum wage increase while providing long-term stability and predictability for employers.

Friday, March 25, 2016



Wednesday, March 23, 2016

Walnut Creek, CA – BART is in a financial crisis with capital needs estimated at $9.6 billion, yet it gave out $1,000 bonuses to the transit system’s 3,357 employees as reported in today’s San Francisco Chronicle’s “Matier and Ross” column (click here).

Also appointed to Senate Budget panel
Thursday, March 10, 2016

Sacramento – In an expansion of his role in the Senate, Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, was named on Wednesday as Chairman of the Banking & Financial Institutions Committee and to serve on the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee.

Glazer, who was elected in May 2015, will serve on the Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government. He also serves on the Public Safety, Insurance and Governmental Organization committees.

Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de Leon made the nominations, which were approved by the Senate Rules Committee.

Wednesday, February 03, 2016

On February 3, Senator Steve Glazer and 31 other East Bay elected officials sent a letter to the Board of BART and its employee unions. The letter read:

First Stop: Orinda
Saturday, January 23, 2016

Sen. Steve Glazer co-hosted a town hall meeting with Assemblywoman Catharine Baker in Orinda on January 23 to discuss their legislative priorities for 2016. It was one of five that the two East Bay legislators have scheduled together.

Thursday, January 07, 2016

Sacramento – “I appreciate the Governor’s careful stewardship of California’s finances in his proposed budget. In particular, I applaud him for setting aside money into the rainy day fund for future economic downturns. The Governor continues to offer critical support for our public schools by providing billions more for K-12 education. I also support his call for a tuition freeze for CSU and UC and for advancing our efforts to improve our four-year college graduation rates.

State Senator Steven Glazer (D-Contra Costa) to sit on G.O., Insurance and Public Safety Committees
Thursday, June 04, 2015

Sacramento – Senate President pro Tempore Kevin de León has announced the committee assignments for newly-seated State Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa). Glazer will be a member of the Senate Committee on Governmental Organization, Committee on Insurance and Committee on Public Safety.

Before his election to the State Senate, Glazer served in local government as a city council member, three-time mayor of the City of Orinda, and as a senior advisor to the Governor of the State of California.

Newly Seated State Senator Steven Glazer Casts Early Vote for Local Education Funding
Wednesday, June 03, 2015

Sacramento – As the state rebounds from an era of cuts to education spending, a bipartisan coalition in the State Senate authorized new money for school transportation programs. The new money will help reimburse school districts for the money they spend on busing and transportation for students with special needs.

Senator Glazer Fills Vacancy in Contra Costa Senate Seat
Thursday, May 28, 2015

Sacramento – Newly-elected State Senator Steven M. Glazer (D-Contra Costa) was sworn in today to represent Senate District 7. Glazer won a special election held last week to fill the vacancy of former Senator Mark DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress. He released the following statement describing what drew him to public service as far back as his childhood in Sacramento: