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State Sen. Glazer Endorses Barbanica for County Supervisor

Antioch City Councilman and local businessman Mike Barbanica has won the support of California State Sen. Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, in his bid for Contra Costa County Board of Supervisors in District 5 .

Glazer represents Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

“Mike Barbanica is a pragmatic leader with the skills and expertise to effectively impact the issues we face in Contra Costa County,” Glazer said in a statement. “Mike shares my belief that politics is about service and progress, and I am confident he will bring a sense of civility and respect for divergent opinions that we need more of in elected office.”

Barbanica, meanwhile, said Glazer is “an icon of principled leadership, someone who believes in prioritizing results over rhetoric and people over politics “.

“This approach can help us improve our homelessness, housing and crime issues, and that will be my approach on the Contra Costa Board of Supervisors,” he said.

WALNUT CREEK, CA - SEPT.  17: Antioch City Council candidate for District 2 Mike Barbanica is pictured in Walnut Creek, Calif., Thursday, Sept. 17, 2020. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)
Antioch District 2 Councilman Mike Barbanica is pictured in Walnut Creek, Calif., on September 17, 2020. In 2024, he is running for Contra Costa County Supervisor. (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group) (Jose Carlos Fajardo/Bay Area News Group)

Other support came from Deputy District Attorney Mary Knox, Contra Costa County Sheriff David Livingston, Clayton Mayor Jim Diaz, Hercules Mayor Dan Romero, Councilman Tony Oerlemans of Brentwood, as well as other retired civil servants.

Barbanica and his wife, Kristine, operate a small property management and real estate brokerage business, Blue Line Property Group, which helps families access housing. He is a retired Pittsburg police lieutenant and decorated officer who served for more than 20 years.

Barbanica is running for the vacant seat in Contra Costa District 5, which covers the northern portions of Contra Costa from Hercules to Antioch and includes Martinez and Pittsburg.

Barbanica will face Pittsburg City Councilwoman Shanelle Scales-Preston in the race for supervisor in November.

Earlier, Scales-Preston gained the support of Congressman Mark DeSaulnier,
Congressman John Garamendi and retired Congressman George Miller, along with California State Treasurer Fiona Ma, California State Senate Nancy Skinner and California Superintendent of Schools Tony Thurmond the State of California, as well as local officials, including Brentwood Mayor Joel Bryant and Oakley Mayor Anissa Williams. , Pittsburgh Mayor Juan Banales, and Concord Mayor Edi Birsan, among others.

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