Politics runs in the family up north.
Senator George Runner and Assemblywoman Sharon Runner have enthusiastically endorsed Palmdale City Councilman Steve Knight for the State Assembly seat currently held by Sharon Runner, who is vacating due to term limits.
"Steve Knight's the kind of conservative that the high desert deserves. He will do a great job representing our values in the 36th district," explained Senator George Runner. “Steve Knight has the integrity and fortitude to steadfastly vote against tax increases,” Runner continued.
Prior to Assemblywoman Runner’s tenure in the Legislature, the 36th District was represented by George Runner, who succeeded Steve Knight’s father, the late Senator and U.S. Air Force Colonel, Wm. J. “Pete” Knight.
“Pete Knight set a distinguished example of how to serve the community, holding high our regions traditional conservative values and firm fiscal responsibility,” said Assemblywoman Runner. “Those values also define Steve Knight as conservative Republican with a distinguished record on the Palmdale City Council.”
Steve Knight has spent 18 years as an officer with the Los Angeles Police Department. This service followed four years of service in the U.S. Army.
Acknowledging Knight’s frontrunner status is the popular conservative Republican blog, The Flashreport, which published this article * yesterday
The 36th Assembly District includes the cities of Adelanto, Lancaster, Palmdale and Victorville and the surrounding rural towns of the Antelope Valley and High Desert .