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Primary Elections Heats Up; Who Won & Who Made It To The Finals?

Primary Elections Heats Up; Who Won & Who Made It To The Finals?
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Vice Mayor of Elk Grove Darren Suen and new District Attorney elect Thien Ho
Photo Credit: Darren Suen

The results of key Sacramento and Elk Grove primary races are out. With more than 50% of the vote, Thien Ho (59.01%) is our new District Attorney, Jim Cooper is our new Sheriff (54.92%), and Lisa Kaplan is re-elected to the Sacramento City Council (50.54%).

In terms of races involving local Elk Grove politicians, the election in November is sure to be dramatic. Elk Grove City Council Member Pat Hume (41.96%) and Cosumnes CSD Board President Jaclyn Moreno (30.86%) are both headed to the finals in the Sacramento County Board of Supervisors District 5 race. Important to note, former Mayor of Elk Grove Steve Ly, has been eliminated from participating in the finals. City Council Member Stephanie Nguyen (33.41%) and Mayor Pro Tem of Sacramento Eric Guerra (26.83%) are both headed to the the finals in race for California State Assembly District 10.

Sacramento County Board of Supervisors candidate Jaclyn Moreno & California State Assembly candidate Eric Guerra
Photo Credit: Marissa Johnson

“First I want to take a moment and thank my family.  My husband Reuben is here – it’s his birthday by the way – and has always been encouraging and supportive – even during my darkest moments:  and campaigns can be dark:  that’s for sure. 

I also want to thank both of my kids – Ollie and Maya.  I know having me gone a lot has been hard.  I love you both very much and thank you for supporting me even when it’s really hard to do so. 

What an amazing team we have – Ryan, Alison, and our slew of interns.  This mostly volunteer team has worked incredibly hard over the last several months to make sure voters know about this race and this campaign.  I am so proud of the work we have done together.

We’ve knocked on thousands of doors, mailed almost 10,000 postcards, sent out over 50,000 texts, made over 40,000 phone calls, and in the last three days alone we’ve dropped 5,000 door hangers. 

Here’s the thing.  This campaign isn’t about me.  It never has been.  It’s about the people in this county.  I ran for this seat for the 20 percent of high school youth who contemplate suicide and who aren’t getting the mental health care they need.

I ran for this seat for the countless folks living on the street who need real solutions to their biggest challenges: 

I ran for this seat because we need a Supervisor who who is engaged and accountable to the people they serve. 

I ran for this seat for the countless people in this county who need to work two to three jobs just to make ends meet.

I ran for this seat for the mothers who can’t afford childcare because it currently takes 57 percent of a single mothers salary to pay for it. 

I ran for this seat because future generations deserve a climate plan that will get us to carbon zero as quickly as possible.

We are confident that we will get through the primary.  Of course we don’t know that yet.  But one thing is for sure.  I ran to be a voice for the people and no matter the outcome of this race, I will continue to do just that.”

Sacramento County Board of Supervisors candidate Jaclyn Moreno
Community Advocates of Little Saigon Vice President & KW real estate agent Nikki Nguyen, California State Assembly candidate Stephanie Nguyen, Mayor of Elk Grove Bobbie Singh-Allen, and Vice President of OCA & realtor Joy Yip
Photo Credit: Nikki Ngyen

In the race for California Governor, incumbent Governor Gavin Newsom leads the pack at 57.46%. He will be joined in the finals by Republican Brian Dahle (17.78%).

In the race for California Lietenant Governor, Elena Kounalakis leads the pack at 53.48%. She will be joined in the November race by Republican Angela E. Underwood Jacobs (16.01%).

In the U.S. House of Representatives District 6 race Ami Bera (54.61%) and Tamika Hamilton (16.15%) advance to the finals. In the U.S. House of Representatives District 7 race Doris Matsui (65.97%) and Max Semenenko (27.53%) advance to the finals.

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