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Steve Glazer wins East Bay Senate seat over Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

Steve Glazer wins East Bay Senate seat over Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla

In a battle between two Democrats, Orinda Mayor Steve Glazer was elected Tuesday to the state Senate in a special election over Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla of Concord for a seat representing the East Bay. With 100% of precincts reporting, Glazer had 54.6% of the vote, compared with the 45.4% garnered by Bonilla. "Our campaign struck a chord with voters frustrated by the gridlock and dysfunction in Sacramento," Glazer said when the results were in. "They want leaders who are more pragmatic than partisan, more focused on answers than ambition." The contest proved one of the most expensive and acrimonious legislative battles in recent years, with more than $7 million...

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