This month, Angela Spease plans to launch her campaign as the first candidate in this year’s Cosmnes Community Services District (CSD) board election. If he wins this November, he will make decisions that will affect Cosumnes firefighters along with Elk Grove parks and recreation system.
Spease is a graduate of Elk Grove High School who works as a co-owner of ISSE Services, a cybersecurity company that works with the U.S. military and has offices in California and Utah. She is also the wife of Elk Grove City Council member Kevin Spease.
For the past few years, Spease has been heavily involved in charity work through the Rotary Club of Laguna Sunrise, which had members working with Elk Grove food bank services to deliver groceries to seniors during the early months of the COVID- pandemic. 19. He also participated in the Rotary Club program that worked to educate children about the dangers of human trafficking.
“I think because I’ve been active in the city for so long, it makes sense to me (running), because I’m there to lend my skills to help,” he told Citizen. “It has managed more than 30 employees; I know how to make good budgets, I know how to think creatively and work outside the box to be effective and efficient ”.
Under elections based on the division of the CSD board of directors, voters will only choose from among the candidates running in their local CSD division. Spease is running for the council’s 5th Division seat, which represents the eastern Elk Grove neighborhoods of Old Town, Camden, Hampton Village and the Elk Grove Regional Park area. The current director of Division 5, Rod Brewer, is now running for Elk Grove City Council.
Early in the CSD board election, Spease has already garnered the support of CSD directors Gil Albiani and Jim Luttrell, as well as former CSD directors Rich Lozano, Elliot Mulberg, Sophia Scherman and Elaine Wright. Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen and Elk Grove City Council members Pat Hume and Darren Suen also support his campaign.
“It’s important, especially in the last two years of COVID, that people can get to know you and understand who you are and why you’re running and how you can help,” Spease said of his new campaign. “I need to be a listener to know what is pressing on people’s minds … It’s very critical to walk the neighborhoods and talk to people to see what their concerns are.”
Regarding the Cosumnes Fire Department, Spease said he wants to improve public safety by making firefighters’ response times more efficient to incidents. He mentioned that he attended the March opening ceremony of the 77th Cosumnes fire station which is expected to open near the corner of Fire Poppy Road and Big Horn Boulevard in late 2023.
“Obviously, we’re doing the right things,” Spease said.
The candidate’s roots in Elk Grove go back to the late 1970s when her family moved to the community from Carmichael. She grew up in the School Street area and remembered seeing how prominent local families like the Strong and Albianis supported the local community.
“You could count on those guys to help you,” he said.
After marrying Kevin Spease when she was enlisted in the United States Air Force, they moved to Britain where she worked for the company Modular Technology. Spease studied psychology and sociology at the University of Maryland, and later earned his master’s degree in organizational management from the University of Phoenix.
The Speases returned to their hometown of Elk Grove in 2008.
“Even though Kevin served in the military, our address was in Elk Grove,” he said. “We were involved in the city in one way or another, before it was a city.”
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