The Governor’s right hand man
The Sacramento Bee has a feature on Steve Glazer, the #1 consultant to Governor Jerry Brown:
Other than Brown’s wife and special counsel, Anne Gust Brown, Glazer is closer to Brown than perhaps anyone at the Capitol. Like Gust Brown, he sometimes walks the governor’s dog. Like Gust Brown, he isn’t paid.
Longtime readers will remember that Glazer was hired by local tax-evader Rob Arkley back in 2007 after the infamous night where Arkley allegedly shoved then-Eureka City Councilman Larry Glass and threatened to destroy him if Glass didn’t vote for Arkley’s big box mall on the Balloon Track.
More from the Bee:
By 1994, Glazer … adopted a lower profile. He stayed largely out of candidate races, instead managing ballot measures throughout the country, most of them for environmental protection causes. He also helped real estate developers overcome public opposition to their projects.
“Most of the people that hire me have a big problem,” he said.
The shove certainly was a “big problem” for Arkley — assaulting elected officials to influence a vote is illegal. But lucky for Arkley, the case was passed on to then-California Attorney General Jerry Brown. Glazer’s good friend Brown declined to prosecute.