Elk Grove Planning Commissioner Sergio Robles announced on July 6 that he will run for the Elk Grove City Council District 4 seat this November.
District 4 is bounded by Elk Grove Boulevard, Bilby Road, Highway 99 and a portion of Bruceville Road. This district continues south into the Franklin Boulevard area.
Councilor Stephanie Nguyen, who currently represents District 4, is not running for re-election. Instead, he is currently seeking the seat of Assembly District 10 in this year’s general election.
Robles has been a member of the Planning Commission since October 2020, when he was appointed by the City Council to fill the vacancy of Frank Maita, who resigned after 14 years of service on the commission. There are currently no other candidates for District 4 city council elections.
Nguyen and Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen have already supported Robles in the District 4 election.
Singh-Allen praised Robles as a candidate who would provide a “new voice and perspective to the City Council.”
“I am grateful for Sergio’s service to our country and have come to work with the Planning Commission to help long-time residents while attracting new business to our city,” he wrote in a press release. “Sergio is pragmatic and will serve the residents of District 4 and our city well.”
Nguyen also expressed his support for Robles.
“I have no doubt in my mind that Sergio is exactly the kind of leader we need to keep Elk Grove safe and vibrant,” he wrote in the same press release. “I am proud to support him as the next board member of this district.”
Robles last week told the Citizen why he decided to run for District 4 City Hall.
“I really love serving,” he said. “In whatever way I can serve, I’m always ready for the challenge, whether it’s serving on the National Guard (California) or the Planning Commission, serving on various boards (or) volunteering and helping in the community.”
Robles added that his current service as an assistant to U.S. Representative Ami Bera, D-Elk Grove, has helped prepare him for his possible service as a board member.
“By working for the congressman and being one of his assistants, I am able to understand federal policy and how it affects local government and at the same time be able to advocate for the attempt to bring resources and funding to the district,” he said. said.
Bera shared this week his support for Robles’ candidacy for City Council.
“I was impressed to see Sergio grow up in the four and a half years since he started working in my Congressional office,” he wrote in a statement to Citizen. “With his commitment to Elk Grove and our country, and to his experience on the Town Planning Commission, I am confident that Sergio will be a great member of the City Council.”
Robles, whose community involvement also includes assistance to the Elk Grove Food Bank, named infrastructure among its major problems.
“You have this (Southeast Policy Area) that’s going to be on Kammerer Road, and it’s how we developed that area, how we do it so we can work here, live here and play here too,” he said. . “Not only that, but that’s how it’s going to be for Elk Grove, right?
“My hope is that it can be an area right next to the casino, where Kammerer Road will be, that it can be an area where we can attract people to come there and hang out and have fun, instead of having to drive all the way to downtown Sacramento or have to go to Roseville or have to go to Folsom.
It is also important for Oaks to do what they can to help small businesses and start-ups.
“It’s about making sure we have grants that can help small businesses and startups,” he said. “Elk Grove had several start-up companies that started here and continue.”
Robles also addressed the issue of housing.
“Housing is needed across California,” he said. “You see news in Rancho (Córdoba) and in Carmichael and Natomas. Elk Grove has a unique position to create more homes, and also the more homes that can be affordable for the rest of the region.
Robles, who was born in Texas, lived in Minnesota before spending his formative years in the Sacramento-Elk Grove area.
His educational background includes graduating from Hiram Johnson High School in 2011 and earning a bachelor’s degree in political science from California State University, Northridge in 2017.
In addition to his support from Singh-Allen and Nguyen, Robles was also endorsed by Elk Grove planning commissioners Juan Fernandez, Sandra Poole and Suman Singha, former Elk Grove planning commissioners Frank Maita and Mackenzie Wieser, and the fire chief. of Cosumnes community service district, Mike, retired. McLaughlin.
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