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Heavy-hitting endorsement for Holober

By rgordon
Thursday, March 1st, 2007 at 5:59 pm in Uncategorized.

A candidate for the 19th Assembly District seat opening next year, Richard Holober landed a high-profile endorsement Thursday: U.S. Sen. Barbara Boxer.

Barbara Boxer
“When I first ran for the United States Senate in 1992, Richard Holober was one of my first supporters because he shared my vision of the American dream, which includes fairness for our families and consumers and the protection of our environment,” said Boxer, a Democrat from Marin County. “I am pleased to endorse his candidacy for the State Assembly.”

Ah, the ties that bind.

Boxer endorsed Holober when he made a reelection bid for the board of trustees of the San Mateo County Community College District in 2001 (Holober’s been on the board since 1997). She also endorsed Proposition 89, the clean money initiative that failed with 75 percent opposition in November. The proposition was ardently supported by the Consumer Federation of California, of which Holober is the executive director.

Gene Mullin, D-South San Francisco, currently holds the seat but will be termed out next year.

By the way, digging through Holober’s old campaign bios yielded one very interesting endorsement: That of his opponent for the 19th Assembly seat, San Mateo County Supervisor Jerry Hill. According to Holober’s candidate biographies on, Hill endorsed Holober in his re-election campaigns for district trustee in 2001 and 2005 (candidate profiles on only go back as far as 2000, so we don’t know if Hill also endorsed Holober when he first ran in 1997).

No love lost there, we suppose.

Previously: Assembly campaign finances already surfacing

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One Response to “Heavy-hitting endorsement for Holober”

  1. Enemy of Politicians Says:

    Jerry Hill, who, prior to his run for Supervisor was a swimming pool cleaner, is not qualified to represent our district. As well as not being qualified for the position, he has proven to this district that he will do, or say, anything to get into any public office. He read the tea leaves in 2003 and realized he could not get elected to the assembly as a Republican, so he conveniently switched parties just to run for higher office in an area that is overwhelmingly Democratic.

    It appears that political contributions and poltical expediency (who can help Jerry get where he wants to go) guide his decision making and political philosophy.

    He is a political snake, who cannot be trusted by any Democrat in this District.

    Jerry needs to be sent back to his job of cleaning pools.

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