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Sen. Jerry Hill endorses state Senate candidate Josh Becker to take his place in Sacramento

Original post made on Feb 5, 2020

State Sen. Jerry Hill wants Josh Becker of Menlo Park to be his successor, Becker's campaign announced this morning.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, February 5, 2020, 2:00 PM

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5 people like this
Posted by Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 5, 2020 at 4:28 pm

Well that is an even better reason for me to vote for Brownrigg.

8 people like this
Posted by Congrats Josh!
a resident of Menlo Park: Downtown
on Feb 5, 2020 at 5:40 pm

Well deserved. Jerry Hill voted against SB50 protecting local control in City planning. His endorsement means alot to many in this election.

6 people like this
Posted by Interviews when?
a resident of Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on Feb 5, 2020 at 11:56 pm

As mere voters, we may not have a good chance to talk directly to the several candidates. I see Michael Brownrigg has had a few thousand coffees. So he has tried. But here is my question for the incumbent: on what date did you interview each of the candidates running to succeed you? If you only interviewed Josh Becker, then you might only know that Becker would be as good as Becker. If you did not even interview Becker, what is the basis for the endorsement?

7 people like this
Posted by safe to assume
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:06 am

It's safe to assume that Jerry Hill has met all the candidates that were seeking his endorsement. Anyone running for Senate should have attended one of Jerry's coffees or other events. Any person that has never bothered to make an appointment to meet with the current Senator should not be considered a viable candidate.

9 people like this
Posted by Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park
on Feb 6, 2020 at 3:52 pm

Rich white guy endorses rich white guy. Le sigh. If you want a QUALIFIED candidate, vote Sally Lieber.

Sally was a three-term State Assemblywoman who had previously served as a Councilwoman and Mayor of Mountain View as well as a County Commissioner. In the State Assembly, she was Speaker pro Tempore.

In her political career, Sally led on issues including environmental protection, alternative energy, human rights, access to education, prison reform, and government transparency. You can find out more about her legislative record of accomplishments at No other candidate can match her.

Sally also has a strong record as a humanitarian activist and she has worked with refugee families and people overcoming homelessness and incarceration. Go, Sally!

4 people like this
Posted by Walter Melville
a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2020 at 4:26 pm

With the PG&E Public Safety Power Outages, Senator Hill introduced SB 248.
What is Mr. Becker's position on SB 248.

4 people like this
Posted by Belle Haven Resident
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on Feb 6, 2020 at 4:50 pm

Hi, Walter Melville. There's a Contact Us link on his website where you can ask :)
Web Link

12 people like this
Posted by Shame on you
a resident of another community
on Feb 6, 2020 at 9:08 pm

Rich white guy? Now that’s racist pure and simple. Mr. King did not categorize racism as being exclusive to one race. Please refrain. Would you say rich black guy, or rich Jew?

4 people like this
Posted by Poor judgment
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Feb 8, 2020 at 2:28 am

It was Jerry Hill who as a San Mateo Board Supervisor in 2002 nominated and gave Dr. William Ayres the Lifetime Achievement Award for his "tireless efforts in improving the lives of children." After Ayres was arrested for molesting young boys, Ayres' victims were upset because Jerry Hill BLOCKED them on his Facebook page when they complained about him giving Ayres the Lifetime Achievement Award. I would stay clear of anyone Jerry Hill endorses.

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