Former California State Controller Steve Westly Endorses Marc Berman for State Assembly



March 28, 2016


State Assembly candidate and Palo Alto City Councilmember Marc Berman has earned the endorsement of former California State Controller Steve Westly in his campaign for the 24th Assembly District.

“Controller Westly is one of the country's leading clean technology investors and I'm excited to work with him to continue growing this vital industry in our region and across the state,” said Berman. “Broader use of renewable energy and clean technology is at the core of the fight against climate change.”

“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.”

With his endorsement of Berman, Controller Westly 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, Assemblymember David Chiu, Assemblymember Phil Ting, 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