The first results of election night in the June 5 primary election of the four-candidate Sacramento County Board of Supervisors show Pat Hume with an early lead.
District 5 covers more than 650 square miles and includes the communities of Elk Grove, Galt, Rancho Cordova, and the Sacramento-San Joaquin Delta.
The top two finishers in these oversight district elections will advance to the November general election if none of the candidates gets a majority of votes.
According to the Sacramento County Electoral Office, it first reported on June 7 that Hume, a member of Elk Grove City Council, was leading the District 5 election with 41.1% of the vote. chairman of the Cosumnes Community Services District Board, Jaclyn Moreno.
Behind both Hume and Moreno at the time of publication were former Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly, who had received 19% of the vote, and former Elk Grove Unified School District Administrator Alex Joe, who collected 8% of the votes.
In the early hours of June 8, Hume’s lead rose slightly to 41.9%, while Moreno followed with 30.8%, Ly 19.2% and Joe 7.9%. Only 12% of the county’s ballots were counted, through June 8, according to the county election office.
Hume told Citizen he was pleased with his early leadership in the election.
“For the first numbers to come, that’s where we wanted to be,” he said. “We expect them to continue with the uptrend, but this is a great first start.”
Hume added that he is proud of the campaign he has carried out.
“We focused on the topics, we went out to every corner of the district, we met people, we talked about what’s important to them,” he said. “I went out to different community events and really tried to learn the issues that are unique to each particular community.”
Hume mentioned that his team knocked on 65,000 doors and made more than 12,000 calls in support of his campaign.
“(Campaigning) was a grueling exercise, but it’s not even hard work; hard work starts if they give me the opportunity to do the work, ”he said.
In a statement issued on June 8, Moreno responded to his second place in the election.
“Although there are ballots left to scrutinize, I am confident that we will move towards a second round in the November elections,” he wrote. “There’s one thing I know for sure: I’ve run for this seat to be a voice for people, and no matter the outcome of this race, I’ll never stop fighting.”
Moreno also commented on the purpose of his campaign.
“This campaign is not about me,” he wrote. “It’s never been. These are Sacramento County working families who deserve much more than their leadership, and tonight, District 5 residents made their voices heard loud and clear.”
The current District 5 election marks the first time in more than a quarter of a century that Don Nottoli has not run for this seat of oversight. He told Citizen last year that he would not seek re-election in 2022.
After serving as Toby Johnson’s administrative assistant, who served as District 5 supervisor for five terms, Nottoli has held the same oversight role since 1995.
While following the primary election, this seven-term supervisor has not yet endorsed any of the District 5 candidates.
As for confirmed endorsements, Hume has the support of Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen, Elk Grove City Council members Darren Suen and Kevin Spease, Galt City Council and the Elk Police Officers Association. Grove.
Hume, who grew up in Elk Grove, has been a member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission since the city was incorporated in 2000 until he was elected to Elk Grove City Council in 2006.
Moreno is endorsed by Elk Grove Unified School District Administrator Nancy Chaires Espinoza, Cosumnes Community Service District Administrator Orlando Fuentes, Sen. Richard Pan, a Sacramento Democrat, and Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg.
Moreno, a 20-year-old Elk Grove resident, has been on the board of the Cosumnes Community Services District board since 2018, and began serving as president last January.
Ly’s supporters include the Northern California Conservation Association, the California Outdoor Fishermen’s Alliance, Asian Americans for Good Government, Asian American Business Club, and Yin McDonald’s CC Yin.
Ly’s experience includes serving on Elk Grove School Board from 2012 to 2014 and Elk Grove City Council from 2014 to 2020, the last four years of which he served as mayor.
Although Joe has no formal endorsement, he told Citizen that he is “endorsed by all well-meaning people who want to get the most out of their lives in Sacramento County District 5 during these years of recovering from a mixture of damage and inconsistent legislation.” “.
Joe’s service as administrator of Elk Grove School from 1994 to 1998 was followed by his experience with Nottoli in the 1994 and 1998 District 5 Supervisory Board elections.
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