2016 Election Endorsements

Exactly one month from today, voters will go to the polls and vote. Actually many of you will be voting by absentee ballot before November 8. Even if you are tired of hearing about the Presidential election, there are number of local measures and races that are very important. Below are the issues and races that we feel are important and our endorsements.


Mayor of Elk Grove: Kevin Spease.

Elk Grove City Council District 1: Darren Suen

Elk Grove City Council District 3: Steve Detrick

Cosumnes Community Services District: Michelle Orrock

Cosumnes Community Services District: Gil Albiani

Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees District 3: Chet Madison

Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees District 6: Nancy Chaires Espinoza

Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees District 7: Carmine Forcina

Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees area 7: Tami Nelson

Measure M Elk Grove School District: Vote Yes

Measure B Sacramento County Transportation Tax: Vote Yes

Proposition 57 to increase chances for parole: Vote No


Mayor of Elk Grove. Kevin Spease is a local business owner, veteran, rotarian and long time Elk Grove resident. He knows what Elk Grove needs moving forward. He is not looking at this as a step to higher officer like one of the candidates Steve Ly, who is running for 3rd office in 5 years. Ly ran for school board and served 2 out of 4 years before running for city council where he has served 2 out of 4 years. Elk Grove deserves someone who is dedicated to staying here and not someone always looking for the next rung up the ladder. Spease is endorsed by the Elk Grove Police Officers Association, Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce, Elk Grove City Councilman Pat Hume and a host of other local business leaders.


Elk Grove City Council. Steve Detrick and Darren Suen are helping guide the city in the right direction. Detrick has been on the city council for 8 years. During that time he has served as Mayor and Vice Mayor of Elk Grove, chosen on a rotational basis, and has helped the city remain fiscally viable through tough economic times. Suen brings a wealth of experience to the council working on local issues such as transportation and flood management. He was appointed to the City Council 2 years ago to fill a vacated seat. Both Detrick and Suen have been endorsed by the Elk Grove Police Officers Association, the Cosumnes Firefighters, Assemblyman Jim Cooper, City Councilman Pat Hume as well as other community and business leaders.


Cosumnes CSD. Michelle Orrock and Gil Albiani have helped lead the CSD through some difficult financial times that saw budget cuts that forced a cut in emergency services and parks. Tough decisions that have helped keep the CCSD in good shape moving forward. Orrock was endorsed the Cosumnes Firefighters and Elk Grove Police Officers Association.


Elk Grove School Board of Trustees. Chet Madison, Carmen Forcina and Nancy Chaires Espinoza are all current school board members. They have helped guide the school district through the recession that saw serious cutbacks. All three have worked hard on behalf of students in the Elk Grove Unified School District and all three have been endorsed by other board members as well as the Elk Grove Education Association.


Los Rios Community College Board of Trustees area 7: Tami Nelson. Tami is a local school teacher in the Elk Grove School District, as well as a former teacher Sacramento City College. Nelson has a history of involvement in school leadership activities.


Measure M: Local bond measure for Elk Grove Schools would provide $476 million bond to repair and upgrade existing classrooms and facilities. Requires 55% yes vote to pass. Many of our schools are older and in need of repairs. The state of California is no longer providing the money it once did to the schools and that has shifted the responsibility to the districts to fund needed improvements. Vote Yes.


Measure B: Sacramento County 1/2% sales that will raise $300 million to improve local roadways and transportation. The City of Elk Grove will receive it’s share of the money to help with a number of projects including the Kammerer extension to I-5 and the Southeast Connector. Vote Yes.


Proposition 57: Would make it easier for criminals to receive parole and would redefine some punishments from violent to non violent felonies. The state is still feeling the effects of Proposition 47 that changed some crimes from felonies to misdemeanors and has put criminals back on the street. Now Governor Brown wants to put even more violent criminals back on the streets. Vote No. 


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