Secretary of State Alex Padilla Endorses Marc Berman for State Assembly 


June 22, 2016

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State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of Secretary of State Alex Padilla in his campaign for the 24th Assembly District.

“As the son of hard working immigrant parents, I saw an engineering degree as my ticket to the middle class. Now, as one of the few engineers in public office, I know the importance of providing a high quality STEM education to every California child. Marc shares this commitment, and he has worked to secure more support for students from East Palo Alto to East San Jose, helping to close the achievement gap in our public schools. I'm proud to support his campaign for State Assembly,” said Secretary of State Padilla. “As a former legislator, I know Marc has the experience, passion, and vision to be an excellent Assemblymember.”

“I'm honored to have the support of Secretary of State Alex Padilla. In his time as Secretary of State, Padilla has led critical reform efforts to increase voter participation and access to the ballot box. As an engineer, he understands firsthand the opportunity to use technology to make government more transparent and accountable. I look forward to partnering with Secretary Padilla to achieve these goals.”

With his endorsement of Berman, Secretary of State Padilla joins numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Treasurer John Chiang, former California State Controller Steve Westly, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Assemblymembers Rob Bonta, David Chiu, Marc Levine, Evan Low, and Phil Ting, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Sheriff Laurie Smith, and Supervisor Ken Yeager, San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley, Dave Pine, Warren Slocum, and Adrienne Tissier, Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks and Vice Mayor Gustav Larsson, California Young Democrats, Peninsula Young Democrats, Silicon Valley Young Democrats, Equality California, California Labor Federation, AFSCME California PEOPLE, the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Pacific Southwest Region, Northern California Carpenters Regional Council, Faculty Association of California Community Colleges, Palo Alto Police Officers’ Association, and Palo Alto and San Mateo County Firefighters. For a full list of Berman’s endorsements, please visit

The 24th Assembly District consists of the cities of Palo Alto, East Palo Alto, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Mountain View, Sunnyvale, Woodside, Portola Valley, Atherton, Menlo Park, Half Moon Bay and portions of Cupertino and the San Mateo County Coast.

For more information about Marc Berman, please visit