Prominent State, County, and Local Leaders

Endorse Marc Berman for Assembly



March 23, 2016


In a sign of increasing momentum for his campaign, State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned endorsements from a broad group of state, county, and local leaders in his campaign for the 24th State Assembly district, including:

  • Silicon Valley Young Democrats

  • Former California State Controller Steve Westly

  • Assemblymember David Chiu

  • Assemblymember Phil Ting

  • Santa Clara County District Attorney Jeff Rosen

  • San Mateo County Supervisor Dave Pine

  • San Mateo County Board of Education Vice President Joe Ross

  • San Mateo Mayor Joe Goethals

  • Sunnyvale Mayor Glenn Hendricks

  • Menlo Park City Councilmember and former mayor Ray Mueller

  • Palo Alto School Board Member Melissa Baten Caswell

  • Santa Clara Valley Water District Board Member Gary Kremen

“Marc is exactly the kind of dynamic and thoughtful leader we need in Sacramento,” said Westly. “He has a unique combination of public, private, and nonprofit sector experience that reflects our region, and he has been a consensus builder on the Palo Alto City Council on some very difficult local issues.”

“A smart, pragmatic problem solver with a track record of success on important issues, including improving education and protecting the environment, Marc’s experience and judgment will allow him to make an immediate impact on the State Assembly,” said Assemblymember Chiu.

“These well-respected leaders know what it takes to achieve real results at all levels of government. I look forward to working with them to make progress on the major challenges facing our state, including improving public education, rebuilding our infrastructure, and utilizing Silicon Valley innovation to fight climate change,” said Berman.

With their endorsement of Berman, the group joins numerous state and local leaders in supporting Berman for State Assembly, including incumbent Assemblymember Rich Gordon, Lieutenant Governor Gavin Newsom, Assembly Speaker pro Tempore Kevin Mullin, Assembly Majority Leader Ian Calderon, Santa Clara County Sheriff Laurie Smith, San Mateo County Supervisors Don Horsley, Warren Slocum, and Adrienne Tissier, former Supervisor Rose Jacobs Gibson, Peninsula Young Democrats, AFSCME Council 57, the Laborers International Union of North America (LiUNA) Pacific Southwest Region, 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