Four Democratic Party clubs have endorsed Joan Buchanan's candidacy for the State Senate, with club presidents sending personal notes to constituents.
Ellis Goldberg, president of the TriValley Democratic Club, said Buchanan is a "champion" who does her homework.
As a State Assemblywoman, Buchanan was known for insightful thought-out analysis, Goldberg said.
"State legislators consider 1,700 bills in each two-year session," he said. "They can't have a good grasp of all of them. When (they) need an analysis of the effects, costs and unintended consequences of a particular bill under consideration, they go to Joan."
Brodie Hilp, president of the San Ramon Valley Democratic Club, agreed.
"Joan has spoken at our club many times and each time we are amazed at her expertise on a wide range of issues such as California water issues and the California budget," Hilp said.
"If you attended the candidate debates, you heard the other candidates speak in platitudes and generalities," Hilp added. "In contrast, Joan's answers were thorough and at a much higher level than the other candidates. She rescued several legislative bills from erroneous wording which would have left loopholes and cost taxpayers money."
Hilp continued: "Besides her intellect, equally undeniable is her passion for public education and compassion for the children in California. We at the grassroots level support Joan for State Senate. She may not be good at wooing big organizations with big money for campaigns, but she is has a big heart and the intellect to get the job done right."
Karen Cohen, presidentof the Diablo Valley Democratic Club, said club members unanimously endorsed Buchanan "because of her integrity and her grasp of complicated issues that is the result of diligent study combined with unusual intelligence."
"Joan is committed to securing a positive economic future by passing responsible, performance-based, balanced budgets; supporting small businesses and innovative technologies; and prioritizing education in order to ensure a competent workforce," Cohen said. "We know we can count on her to make decisions for the good of all citizens."
Jane Walter, president of the Democrats of Rossmoor organization, said Buchanan has a special relationship to Rossmoor, adding that as an Assemblywoman, she held constituent meetings at Rossmoor "and understands the needs and interests of the Rossmoor community."
"As our representative in the State Assembly, Joan was especially effective in the areas of technology, fiscal planning, and education," Walter added. "As our State Senator, Joan would continue to work for the causes which we as Democrats would like to see supported in the State Legislature."