Steven Glazer is a California state senator, representing District 7 in the San Francisco Bay Area. The district includes much of Contra Costa County and part of Alameda County. Elected in a special election in 2015, he was reelected to a full four-year term in 2016. He had six bills signed into law in 2016, including his top priority: improving California State University’s four-year graduation rates, one of the lowest in the country, by offering priority registration and enhanced academic advising. He also voted for a fiscally responsible state budget, actions to support the needs of the vulnerable, and new state targets to reduce emissions. He is chairman of the Governmental Organization Committee. He serves on the Budget and Fiscal Review Committee, including the Budget Subcommittee on State Administration and General Government. He also serves on the Human Services; Business, Professions, and Economic Development; and Insurance Committees. Before becoming a state legislator, he served on the Orinda City Council, including three terms as mayor. He also served as Jerry Brown’s senior political advisor from 2009 to 2012, helping return California to solid financial footing in the midst of the Great Recession. A lifelong environmental advocate, he has led efforts that raised hundreds of millions of dollars to permanently protect open space in California and 25 other states. Governor Brown appointed him to the California State University board of trustees in 2011; in this role, he worked on limiting tuition increases and lowering administrative costs. While earning his bachelor’s degree from San Diego State University, he served as president of Associated Students, the university’s student governing group.