|FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: August 14, 2014|
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More Glazer and Arnerich Primary Supporters Move Support to Catharine Baker
Baker campaign continues bipartisan endorsements and fundraising success
(Pleasanton, CA) Local small business counsel and education activist Catharine Baker continues to pick up momentum for the General Election, including picking up bipartisan endorsements previously for her Primary Election opponents.
The new endorsements include Mayor Sue Severson of the Orinda City Council, Mayor Pro-Tem Bob Simmons of Walnut Creek City Council, Councilmember Mark Mitchell of the Lafayette City Council and Board of Education member Mark Jewett of the San Ramon Valley Unified School District.
"Voters know they have an important choice to make this November between special interests and the best interests of our community and state," commented Mayor Severson. "Voting for Catharine Baker is the best choice for our community, and I strongly support her."
"I have known Catharine personally for several years and worked with her in the leadership of a local youth organization,” said Board of Education member Jewett. “Catharine will be a strong and effective advocate for our schools and our children."
In addition to receiving key bipartisan endorsements, Catharine out-performed Tim Sbranti’s cash on hand (COH) in the most recent campaign filing, closing with $117K COH to Tim’s $39K.
Catharine is a mother of school-age twins and a parent leader in their school district, serving as Vice President of the Dougherty Elementary School Site Council and on several school improvement committees.
Catharine is also a volunteer leader in her community, previously serving on a local preschool board, and volunteers for Girls Scouts and Cub Scouts in the region as an archery instructor. She also volunteers on the board of the Diablo Regional Arts Association in Walnut Creek, supporting arts and educational programs for families and school children throughout her community.
Catharine earned her B.A. degree from the University of Chicago, overcoming cancer her senior year to graduate Phi Beta Kappa and with honors. Catharine later went on to earn her J.D. degree from U.C. Berkeley School of Law.