From the Desk of Steve Glazer, CA State Senator

Senator Glazer announces new district office lineup

From the Desk of Steve Glazer, CA State SenatorCONTRA COSTA COUNTY, CA (Oct. 27, 2023) — Senator Steve Glazer, D-Contra Costa, has announced that he has promoted senior district representative Jennifer Rizzo to be his new District Director and Matthew Boer as field representative.

“I’m excited to have Jennifer lead our District office and for Matthew to step into his new role,” Senator Glazer said.

Rizzo and Boer will assume their new duties immediately. Rizzo replaces Dominic Aliano, who served under Senator Glazer since January. Boer has served as the district executive assistant since 2022.

Serving as Senior District Representative since 2019, Rizzo has represented Senator Glazer at meetings and events, led stakeholder outreach; built relationships with local officials, community groups, foundations, nonprofit organizations, businesses, and the public; briefed and advised Senator Glazer on local issues affecting district residents, including housing, transportation, education, and economic issues; and planned logistics for meetings with elected officials, site visits, Town Halls, and public events.

“As a field staffer for me since 2019, Jennifer has proven to be attentive to the needs of local constituents and skilled at handling the full spectrum of issues that arise in our communities,” Senator Glazer said. “She has been a core member of our team and she brings a vast array of work experience to her new position.”

20 years experience

Rizzo’s experience includes over 20 years as a public affairs professional at the local, national, and international level. She has worked alongside some of the most influential U.S. political and world leaders, promoting and advocating political issues and causes for Vice President Joe Biden, Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, U.S. Senator Bill Bradley, and U.S. Representative Jane Harman.

Rizzo serves on the Contra Costa County Commission for Women and Girls and was previously on the Board of the National Association of Commissions for Women. She also volunteers and is active with several East Bay charities.

Before joining Senator Glazer’s staff as executive assistant in June 2022, Boer worked for the California Alumni Association and a handful of other Bay Area-based businesses. Previously, he interned for a federal lobbying firm and worked on voter mobilization campaigns. He earned a bachelor’s degree in 2020 in Political Science with a concentration in Global Politics at Cal Poly, San Luis Obispo.

“Matt has been a great asset to our team and has proven himself to be tireless in working for the people of my district,” Senator Glazer said. “I’m very happy to have him in a role where he can be have an even greater impact.”

Boer was active in numerous on-campus organizations including the Political Science Club, Model United Nations, and student government, where he advocated on behalf of students on the local, state, and federal levels.

Steve Glazer is the California State Senator representing the 7th Senate District. You can reach out to him at ­