Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith

 Endorses Marc Berman for Assembly



January 5, 2016


Momentum for Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman continues to build in his campaign for the State Assembly with the endorsement of Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith.

Marc has been a leader in updating Palo Alto’s critical public safety infrastructure. Through his work on the Infrastructure Blue Ribbon Commission before he was elected to Council, and his work on the Infrastructure Committee while on Council, Palo Alto now has a fully funded plan to replace two 50-year old fire stations as well as build a state-of-the-art Public Safety Building that will serve as Police headquarters, as well as the administrative offices of the Palo Alto Fire Department, the Office of Emergency Services and the Emergency Operation Center.

“As the first female County Sheriff in California history and a guardian of our community for more than four decades, Sheriff Laurie Smith is a true pioneer in the law enforcement community. I'm honored and excited to receive her endorsement,” Berman said.

With her endorsement, Smith joins dozens of local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Assembly Speaker pro Tem Kevin Mullin, State Senator Ben Allen and Supervisors Don Horsley and Warren Slocum, as well as former Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson. 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