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Simitian endorses Jerry Hill for state Senate

California Sen. Joe Simitian has endorsed state Assemblyman Jerry Hill for the new 13th State Senate District seat, Hill's campaign announced Monday, July 30.

Simitian currently represents San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. His District 11 seat will be part of the redrawn district, which was reapportioned last year by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission and stretches from Brisbane to Sunnyvale, including Mountain View.

State Sens. Leland Yee and Elaine Alquist, whose current districts also include cities that will become part of the new 13th district, have also endorsed Hill. He will face off against former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber on Nov. 6.

"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Sen. Joe Simitian. He has represented our region and our state with passion and distinction, and I look forward to continuing to work with him for the benefit of Peninsula residents and all Californians," Hill said.

Simitian is prevented by term limits from running for re-election to the state Senate. He has represented Palo Alto for the past 29 years in various positions, starting with the Palo Alto Unified School District board. He was a Palo Alto mayor and Santa Clara County supervisor, and served in the state legislature for 12 years.

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He ran again for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this year and won the seat with 58 percent of the vote on June 5.

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Competition heats up in race for new state Senate district

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Simitian endorses Jerry Hill for state Senate

by / Palo Alto Weekly

Uploaded: Tue, Jul 31, 2012, 11:26 am

California Sen. Joe Simitian has endorsed state Assemblyman Jerry Hill for the new 13th State Senate District seat, Hill's campaign announced Monday, July 30.

Simitian currently represents San Carlos, Redwood City, Menlo Park, Atherton, East Palo Alto, Palo Alto, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills. His District 11 seat will be part of the redrawn district, which was reapportioned last year by the nonpartisan California Citizens Redistricting Commission and stretches from Brisbane to Sunnyvale, including Mountain View.

State Sens. Leland Yee and Elaine Alquist, whose current districts also include cities that will become part of the new 13th district, have also endorsed Hill. He will face off against former Assemblywoman Sally Lieber on Nov. 6.

"I am honored to receive the endorsement of Sen. Joe Simitian. He has represented our region and our state with passion and distinction, and I look forward to continuing to work with him for the benefit of Peninsula residents and all Californians," Hill said.

Simitian is prevented by term limits from running for re-election to the state Senate. He has represented Palo Alto for the past 29 years in various positions, starting with the Palo Alto Unified School District board. He was a Palo Alto mayor and Santa Clara County supervisor, and served in the state legislature for 12 years.

He ran again for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors this year and won the seat with 58 percent of the vote on June 5.

Related story:

Competition heats up in race for new state Senate district

Comments

USA
Old Mountain View
on Jul 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm
USA, Old Mountain View
on Jul 31, 2012 at 12:06 pm

Thankfully the Democrats have come to their senses on Leiber. She is a clueless liberal and a political backstabber within the Democratic political hierarchy. Hopefully, a defeat in November will push her into retirement.


Steve
Sylvan Park
on Jul 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm
Steve, Sylvan Park
on Jul 31, 2012 at 3:07 pm

I imagine the Republican Central Commitee would endorse him as well. Please, save us from Sally.


curious
Cuesta Park
on Jul 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm
curious, Cuesta Park
on Jul 31, 2012 at 5:38 pm

I am also an ABL (anybody but Leiber) voter. I hope she gets the message when she gets shellacked come November but I doubt it. I bet Moonbeam appoints her to one of the $100K+ per year jobs on one of the useless commissions that abound in CA. But at least we will get her out of our hair. God forbid she runs again for a Mt. View office. The kooks around here will elect her in a landslide.


Tracy Johnson
Rex Manor
on Jul 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm
Tracy Johnson, Rex Manor
on Jul 31, 2012 at 5:44 pm

It's interesting how crude people can be when posting anonymously.


USA
Old Mountain View
on Aug 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm
USA, Old Mountain View
on Aug 2, 2012 at 1:20 pm

Crude? Rude, perhaps, but not crude.


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