CFA East Bay campaigns to elect Sbranti to Assembly

Tim Sbranti, a 15-year public school classroom teacher and mayor of Dublin, is running for the open 16th Assembly District seat against 3 other candidates including long time political operative and Orinda City Council member, Steve Glazer who is an appointee to the CSU Board of Trustees.

The CFA East Bay Chapter, which strongly endorsed Sbranti for the seat, has been walking precincts and making calls to urge others to vote for him.

“It was clear from walking precincts in Dublin that Tim is well-liked, and that he is respected, not only as mayor, but also as a former teacher and coach,” said Mark Karplus, a faculty member with the CFA East Bay Chapter.

Sbranti’s opponent, Glazer, has worked as a political consultant for the California Chamber of Commerce and, according to the California Federation of Labor, was “involved in two campaigns in 2012 that directly attacked labor unions and caused damage to the labor movement.”

As a result the CLF put Glazer on the do-not-patronize list. During the Bart Worker strikes last fall, Glazer leafleted commuters opposing the strike and calling for an end to public transit worker strikes; he has made opposition to public transit strikes the centerpiece of his campaign. 

Sbranti is strongly supported by teachers including the California Teachers Association, the current assembly seat officeholder, Joan Buchanan, and is endorsed by the Democratic Party.