Glazer leads Bonilla for Bay Area state Senate seat

FILE -- In this April 5, 2011 file photo Gov. Jerry Brown, left, talks with adviser Steve Glazer, after making a speech in Sacramento, Calif. Glazer, currently the Mayor of Orinda, and Democratic challenger, Assemblywoman Susan Bonilla, of Concord, are facing off in a special election to fill the 7th Senate District seat, Tuesday, May 19, 2015. (AP Photo/Rich Pedroncelli, file)

MARTINEZ (KRON) — Steve Glazer has a significant lead over Susan Bonilla in the special election for a state Senate seat in Contra Costa and Alameda counties.

With about 90,000 votes counted after polls closed Tuesday in Contra Costa and Alameda counties, Glazer leads Bonilla 54 percent to 46 percent.

The race pitted Glazer, a longtime adviser to Governor Jerry Brown and current mayor of Orinda against Bonilla, who is an assemblywoman from Concord.

Bonilla was endorse by the California’s Democratic party.

The race is to replace Mark DeSaulnier, who was elected to Congress.

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