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Glew loses bid for local Assembly seat

Los Altos resident Alex Glew lost his bid for the District 24 State Assembly seat held by incumbent Marc Berman.

With most of the vote counted Monday, Berman was ahead with 62,796 votes, or 75.23 percent of the tally. Glew totaled 20,120 (24.27 percent).

Glew, who was asked to run by the state’s Republican Party, knew he was in for an uphill battle: District 24, which ranges from southern San Mateo County to northern Santa Clara County, comprises only 17.32 percent registered Republicans, compared with 49.33 percent Democrats. The district includes Mountain View, Los Altos and Los Altos Hills.

His stances on the issues included support for the gas-tax repeal under Proposition 6 in the Nov. 6 election. The initiative failed, with 55 percent of state votes cast against it.

Glew’s Twitter account was suspended the day before the election. He attributed the freeze to a tweet he sent with a link to an article about Louis Farrakhan’s recent visit to Iran. The story referred to Farrakhan as a “prominent anti-Semite” who was leading chants of “Death to America.”

“I object to racism and anti-Semitism in any form,” Glew said.

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