Councilman Jim Frazier headed to Sacramento on Saturday for the California Democratic Party Candidate Pre-Endorsement Conference and left with 96% of the vote which ensures him the Democratic Party endorsement going forward in his bid for the newly formed Assembly District 11 seat.
Frazier received votes from all 22 delegates in Contra Costa County, 10 in Solano, while 8 didn’t vote at all. Although he needed 70% to be put on the consent calendar to be nominated next month—rumor has it that he actually received 100% of the vote which may be updated when the process is complete.
In the interim, Patricia Hernandez received 1 vote while Gene Gantt received no votes.
“It’s gratifying that we were recognized by the delegates and deemed worthy by the delegates for their votes,” said Frazier. “This is nice to get 96%, but there is a lot more work to do to become more known to the voters. It’s important to get our message out to the folks that we are here to work for them because we are always going to put people before politics”
For his other Democratic competitors, it probably means lights out as they will likely not receive the Democratic Party Endorsement which makes it difficult to gain momentum going forward. With such a high percentage already favoring Frazier, they might as well withdraw from the race and save some money and everyone’s time.
With Frazier now confirmed for the consent calendar, he can attend the Democratic Party Convention February 10-12 where they will approve the vote and likely officially endorse Frazier for the Assembly District 11 seat.
About Jim Frazier
Frazier is a 28-year resident of Oakley and a small business owner. After being appointed to the Planning Commission in 2007, he was elected to the Oakley City Council in 2008, where he also served as Mayor in 2011.
Frazier says he quickly learned that, in government, you have to stay focused, work hard and never give up-to get things done. As commissioner of the Contra Costa Transit Authority, Vice Chair of TRANSPLAN, and Chairman of the State Route-4 Bypass Authority, he worked diligently to obtain $83 million in funds for the Highway 4 Bypass, which also secured 1,400 new jobs for our region.
He negotiated approval for a new power plan in Oakley, which will immediately raise $6.8 million for community benefits, plus $10 million point-of-sale sales tax, and another $3 million yearly for our residents. Another clear benefit of the project is bringing 800 jobs to our community for 3 years. He was successful in bringing a first-of-its-kind medical and healthcare clinic to Oakley; he helped raise $1 million in corporate sponsorship for its start-up. His wife and he fought hard for an “all abilities” playground for children with special needs–which recently broke ground. He is especially proud that Oakley has a balanced city budget, with a 30% reserve for emergency’s.
In 2004, both he and his wife formed a non-profit, the Stephanie Marie Frazier Memorial Foundation, and instituted a program called the Network of Care. In purple bags (Stephanie’s favorite color), the Network of Care provides packaged snacks and meals for families of hospitalized children. To date, our foundation has provided meals to over 90,000 families with sick or injured children in 50 hospitals throughout Northern California. He also is President and founder of the Friends of Oakley.