Congressman Jerry McNerney Endorses Marc Berman for State Assembly



September 28, 2016

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State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of Congressman Jerry McNerney in his campaign for the 24th Assembly District.

“I'm proud to endorse Marc Berman for State Assembly because he shares my commitment to increasing the use of renewable energy and combating climate change, and he has a plan for how to do it,” said Congressman McNerney. “Marc understands the importance of California's environmental leadership and will build bipartisan support in Sacramento to reduce our dependence on oil, protect our natural resources, and restore wetlands to prevent the devastating effects of sea level rise. Marc Berman is a proven environmental champion and will be a leader in the State Assembly.”

“It’s a huge honor to receive Congressman McNerney’s support. He has been a leader in the private sector and in Congress to increase our our adoption of renewable energy and decrease our dependence on fossil fuels,” said Berman. “I’m excited to work with Congressman McNerney to protect our environment, accelerate the use of renewable energy, and further California’s leadership on environmental and climate issues.”

Berman has emerged as the clear frontrunner in the race, with a recent poll showing him with a 14-point lead over his opponent that builds on his strong first-place finish in the primary. Since the primary his campaign has received endorsements from Secretary of State Alex Padilla, State Treasurer John Chiang, San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo, Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone, Mountain View Councilmember and primary opponent Mike Kasperzak, California Young Democrats, the California Professional Firefighters, and the Police Officers Research Association of California.

They join numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, former California State Controller Steve Westly, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, the entire San Mateo County Board of Supervisors - President Warren Slocum, Vice President Don Horsley, Carole Groom, Adrienne Tissier, and Dave Pine, Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen, Equality California, California Labor Federation, and AFSCME California PEOPLE. 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