Steven Glazer is a California state senator, representing District 7 in the San Francisco Bay Area. Senate District 7 is based in northern California’s Contra Costa and Alameda Counties. Elected in a special election in 2015, he won reelection to a full four-year term in 2016. He is an advocate for smart, efficient, and compassionate government. Senator Glazer is chairman of the Senate Business, Professions & Economic Development Committee. He also provides critical oversight of government through his service on committees on education, agriculture, insurance, and governmental organization. Having previously served on the CSU Board of Trustees, he chairs the Select Committee on Student Success, which focuses on increasing graduate rates and reducing time to completion. He previously served as a city council member and three-time mayor of Orinda. A lifelong environmental advocate, he led efforts that raised hundreds of millions of dollars to permanently protect open space in California and 25 other states. A former senior advisor to Governor Jerry Brown, he worked to help return California to solid financial footing in the midst of the Great Recession.