Here's a closer look at three candidates running for two open seats on the Orinda City Council.
Name: Steve Glazer
Occupation: Mayor, City of Orinda
Professional background/occupation/elected history: President, Glazer & Associates strategic and communications consulting company. Has held senior positions in the California Legislature and has served as Jerry Brown's senior political adviser since 2009.
Elected to the Orinda City Council 2004. Held position of Mayor 2007 and 2012. Has served on city's park and recreation commission. Board member, Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority. Appointed California State University system trustee 2011.
Personal background: Married to Melba Muscarolas with two daughters.
Education: BA, San Diego State University
Professional background/occupation/elected history: President of the Women's Section of the Contra Costa County Bar Association. Appointee of Former Supervisor Gayle Uilkema on the Contra Costa County Family and Children's Trust Committee. City of Orinda Planning Commission 2003-2004.
Elected to the Orinda City Council 2004. Held position of Vice-Mayor 2007 and 2010 and Mayor in 2008 and 2011. Board member, Central Contra Costa Solid Waste Authority. Member of Executive Board of the Contra Costa County Mayor's Conference. Liaison, Orinda Chamber of Commerce and the Moraga-Orinda Fire District, and on the City of Orinda Library Steering Committee, Senior Housing Sub-Committee and on the Audit and Finance Committee
Personal background: Married to husband Wick and has two sons, Will and Daniel.
Education: BA, UC Berkeley; Juris doctorate, UC, Hastings College of the Law.
Age: Declined to state
Occupation: Retired government worker
Professional background/occupation/elected history: State government worker assisting local education agencies.
Member, UC Berkeley Osher Lifelong Learning Board. Served on Orinda Educational Foundation Board, Glorietta and Orinda Intermediate School Parents' Club boards. Founded first Orinda Girl Scout Daisy Troop.
Personal background (spouse, children, achievements, etc.): Married
Education: BA, UC Berkeley. Master's degree, California State University, East Bay.