Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone Endorses Marc Berman for State Assembly



June 26, 2016

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State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone in his campaign for the 24th Assembly District.

“As the County Assessor, I understand the critical connection between the quality of our schools and the value of our homes. Marc is the only candidate who has a proven track record of improving our schools, from helping extend a parcel tax in Palo Alto to working for an education nonprofit that provides high quality STEM programs to under-resourced school districts throughout the Bay Area,” said Assessor Stone. “Marc has the right mix of experience, ideas, and energy to move Silicon Valley, and California, forward.”

“I’m honored to have the support of Santa Clara County Assessor Larry Stone, who has decades of experience working to improve his city of Sunnyvale and all of Santa Clara County,” said Berman. “Larry has advised local, state, and national leaders on important issues including housing, governmental efficiency, and economic development. I look forward to working with Larry to continue improving the quality of life for Silicon Valley residents.”

With his endorsement of Berman, Assessor Stone joins numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Secretary of State Alex Padilla, 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