Senator Steve Glazer, D-Orinda, has assembled staff for his Capitol and 7th District offices.

“I’ve put together a team that will help ensure that I can fully serve the people of the 7th District and do the job I was sent to Sacramento to do,” Glazer said.

"It's a good mix of people with a breadth of talent, experience and backgrounds. I'm excited to move forward with this group of fine people."

Chief of Staff Stephen Whittaker, of Orinda, has been a practicing lawyer since 1989, working at law firms and public companies, most recently at Visa Inc. Whittaker double majored in economics and history for his B.A. at the University of California, Berkeley, earned his M.A. in history at Cambridge University, and his J.D. at Harvard Law School.

Legislative Director Bryan King, of Sacramento, started in the Capitol as a Senate fellow and then Legislative Aide for then-Senator Ted Lieu. Most recently, King worked as a Consultant for the Senate Democratic Caucus. He also serves as President of the Asian Pacific Island Capitol Association (APICA), a non-partisan, 501 (c) (3) dedicated to the recruitment and development of API staff in the Capitol. King holds a B.A. in political science from California State University, Stanislaus.

Policy Analyst/Communications Steven Harmon, of East Sacramento, was a journalist for 26 years –19 covering politics, including the last seven for the Bay Area News Group’s Capitol Bureau. Most recently, he served as communications director in the Assembly. Harmon has a B.A. in Broadcast Communication Arts from San Francisco State University and an M.A. in American Studies from Michigan State University.

Legislative Assistant/Scheduler John Ackler, of East Sacramento, was a legislative aide to Senator, now Congressman, Juan Vargas. Between stints of public service, John successfully battled Leukemia. Ackler graduated with a B.A. in Business Administration from Gonzaga University. Ackler studied abroad in Florence, Italy in the Gonzaga-in-Florence Program in 2008.

The district staff consists of district director Teresa Gerringer; senior field representatives Georne Escutia, Jr.; Maria Henderson, Ben Johnson, Judy Lloyd, and Shareen Ram.