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Simitian to Hold 'Friend-Raiser,' Honor Past Supervisors Sunday

Simitian will kick off his campaign for the District Five seat on the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors Sunday with an event in Mountain View, where he will also honor past female supervisors from Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

State Senator Joe Simitian (D-Menlo Park) will hold a "Friend-Raiser" event in Mountain View Sunday to both kick off his campaign for the Santa Clara County Board of Supervisors, and to honor women who have served as District Five supervisors in the past.

The event is free, and open to all "friends of Simitian" who wish to support his campaign.

"After 12 years in the Legislature, the Board of Supervisors represents a great opportunity to get back to the satisfaction of getting the job done here at home," said Simitian. "It's challenging and important work - health care, welfare, public safety, regional land use, and more."

The four women to be honored at the event are current District Five Supervisor Liz Kniss, and former District Five Supervisors Dianne McKenna, Becky Morgan and Gerry Steinberg, all of whom have endorsed Simitian's candidacy for supervisor in the upcoming election on June 5. 

Becky Morgan is a former state senator from Los Altos Hills who helped found the Morgan Family Foundation in 1993. She has served as the foundation's president since 1999.

Gerry Steinberg is a former supervisor from Los Altos Hills. Her husband, Goodwin Steinberg, designed many local landmarks such as , to name just one.

"These four woman have all given great service to the community over the years, in the Fifth District and beyond," said Simitian. "I wanted to take this opportunity to thank them for their support and honor them for their work."

Mountain View City Councilmember Margaret Abe-Koga will give welcoming remarks at the event.

Simitian is running for the District Five seat, which he previously held from 1997 to 2000, before joining the State Assembly from 2000 to 2004, and the State Senate from 2004 to 2012. He has also previously served as the Mayor of Palo Alto and president of the Palo Alto Unified School District Board of Trustees.

The "Friend-Raiser" will take place at Mountain View's Historic Adobe House, 157 Moffet Blvd., from 2-4 p.m. The event is free.

For more information, visit www.joesimitian.com.

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