STATE SENATE | 7TH DISTRICT | A bill introduced last week by Southern California Assemblymember Cristina Garcia to remove sales tax on tampons was, at first, met with skepticism from Steve Glazer, an East Bay state senator whose politics in known for its moderate flow. That is, until Glazer chose Twitter to have an intimate father-daughter conversation about feminine hygiene.
Sent my dad this article on the tampon tax relief measure and just scored his yes vote #ForTheLadies https://t.co/6Qo0O4tXdO
— Alex Glazer (@alglaze) January 8, 2016
//platform.twitter.com/widgets.jsThe first-year state senator representing the state senate’s seventh district, however, didn’t need much coaxing by his daughter. Glazer responded with the fatherly tone of an 80s sitcom dad.
Family, facts and fairness are pretty persuasive: https://t.co/f8Ff4D47LG
— Steve Glazer (@Steve_Glazer) January 8, 2016
Cue the happy ending.
Thank you @alglaze for persuading your dad @Steve_Glazer to coauthor AB1561 #NoTaxOnTampons #tampontax pic.twitter.com/AL2ATwhzEU
— Cristina Garcia (@AsmGarcia) January 12, 2016
And despite the fact Glazer just won this seat last May, the seat is up for re-election this year. Potential rival, fellow Democrat Susan Bonilla said last fall she is not running. Republicans Rodney Spooner and Joe Rubay are two early challengers for the June primary.