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Jerry Brown aide announces state Assembly bid

January 29, 2013 |  7:00 am

Steve Glazer, who managed Gov. Jerry Brown’s 2010 campaign, announced his own candidacy for state Assembly on Tuesday.

Glazer, who serves on the City Council in the Bay Area city of Orinda, looked to stake out ground in the political center in a statement Tuesday, saying he wants to “eliminate roadblocks to economic revitalization and job creation” while working to protect the environment.

He said Brown would be supportive of his campaign but that the governor has not formally endorsed his bid.

Glazer is no stranger to the Capitol. He worked for Senate leader David Roberti and for Gray Davis while Davis served in the state Assembly. While continuing to serve as an informal advisor to Brown, Glazer also helped the California Chamber of Commerce during the last round of legislative elections.

That support from the business community could prove pivotal in what has historically been a moderate district. The 16th Assembly District seat Glazer will seek is currently held by Assemblywoman Joan Buchanan, a Democrat, who will be forced from office next year by term limits.

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-- Anthony York in Sacramento

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