In an email to friends and supporters , Elk Grove City Councilman Pat Hume announced he will seek a 4th and final term this November. Hume was first elected in 2006. Hume is the longest serving member of the current city council and second longest overall behind Jim Cooper who served from 2000 to 2014. Prior to being elected to the council, Hume was a planning commissioner for the city from 2000 to 2006. In his email, Hume cited wanting to see completion of several city projects as one of his reasons for seeking another term.
In his email Hume said, “We have come a long way since I was elected 12 years ago! When I came on to the council, Elk Grove was ranked 15th out of 15 as a place to do business in the region. Several years later, we were awarded recognition as being the best. We came through the Great Recession with money still in the bank and I try always to be mindful of being a good fiscal steward. Most importantly to my decision, Elk Grove is finally maturing into a city and building a civic amenity infrastructure. We have an Aquatics Center that will be open later this summer, a Community/Senior/Veteran’s Hall that is under construction and an Animal Shelter that just broke ground. Seeing these through to fruition as well as seeing construction begin on the Kammerer Road extension to Interstate 5 would really punctuate a sense of accomplishment after (what will hopefully be) 22 years of public service to the residents of Elk Grove.”
Hume who represents District 2, is hosting a campaign kickoff on June 21. The filing deadline for the city council elections is August 10.