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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.

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.

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Comments

Posted by Really?, a resident of Community Center
on Jul 31, 2012 at 10:39 am

Jerry Hill ?? - The very same guy who just voted to spend(waste) money on High Speed Rail?

How could we possibly vote for this?


Posted by THETRUTH, a resident of another community
on Jul 31, 2012 at 11:40 pm

HOW about the waste of prop 13 and all the old white loud mouths waiting for more Medicare


Posted by YIMBY, a resident of University South
on Aug 22, 2012 at 10:12 am

YIMBY is a registered user.

I think the endorsement shows why 'one issue does not make for an endorsement'. Obviously the two voted differently on the high speed rail bond appropriation. Joe looked at the records of the both candidates to replace him in the senate and chose accordingly. Of course, single-issue voters need not be so thorough....


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