Registration to enter the District 2 election is closed and all six candidates qualified to run. Below is a look at their Candidate Statements, as listed on the City Clerk’s website:
My name is Misty Yaj. I came to the United States of America in 1980. I am a mother, business owner, and an activist who dedicate a lot my times serving the community. I care and listen to the people who I serve. I respect our many cultural values and beliefs within our community. My goal as your City Council is to work with you to identify the continuing changing needs and interests within our district and find ways to improve them. I will do whatever it takes to make sure that our children get the best education they deserve, make sure that you have a safe and affordable housing for your family, and create more jobs availability for you. I will be there for you anytime with an open-door policy to serve all. I believe that if we work together with an idealistic positive and successful thinking towards a common goal, we can make a difference. Thank you and I personally appeal for your support.
The Army taught me the importance of honor, teamwork and hard work. What matters is giving back, making a positive difference. That’s why, when I left the Army, I became an EMT, emergency dispatcher and community organizer. As councilwoman, I promise leadership that listens and responds quickly to what matters to District 2, the City of Sacramento, and the Region. I’m a sixth generation Californian, born in Sacramento. I’ve resided in Sacramento since 1994. My son is a US Army flight medic having served in Iraq and Afghanistan. My husband is a teacher with Twin Rivers School District. My two stepdaughters are in college. My 32 years of community service led me from being a community organizer doing voter registration to administrative positions in areas ranging from the mental health treatment center, the sanitation district, and an assistant to a County Supervisor. These endeavors taught me to build coalitions. These coalitions are essential to funding public safety, attracting new businesses, growing jobs, promoting education and restoring a well deserved positive reputation to District 2. I know what can be accomplished when we work together for the good of all. My work for you starts with your vote. More at www.KimMackCityCouncil.com
With over 30 years experience in Human Resources and Real Property management, complemented by my experience as a community advocate, I am prepared to focus on bringing efficient operation and fiscal responsibility to Sacramento. As a lifelong resident of Sacramento, my decision to run for City Council is motivated by the desire to positively impact the decisions and policies that affect the lives of the residents of Sacramento. I am a concerned citizen offering a fresh perspective focused on creative solutions and fiscal responsibility to solve the issues that we face. I strongly advocate for a plan with incentives to attract returning veterans and their families to our District as home owners, business entrepreneurs, and community and neighborhood volunteers. By creating a beneficial atmosphere for residents and veterans alike, we can assure the viability and growth of District 2. This is not a time for partisan politics or special interests fueled by money. City Council members should represent the needs, interests, and potential of their District by building consensus to achieve positive results for the entire city. I ask that you vote for me, and allow my experience and passion for District 2 to serve you as your Council Member.
Allen Wayne Warren
|Allen Wayne Warren|
Growing up in Del Paso Heights, everything changed when a drunk driver took my Dad’s life when I was a teenager. Our family stayed strong because he and mom had taught us to stand together, never give up, and always give back. I vowed to be a good son and a good citizen. While it was hard working a job, studying and playing three sports, I proudly graduated Grant High and Cal State Hayward. After a shot at pro baseball with the Yankees, I came home, worked hard, invested in our community, and built a successful business which has been located in District 2 for more than 20 years. My wife and I are raising three children and living in the house where I grew up. Building good quality affordable housing. Improving education. Helping businesses. Creating jobs and opportunities. Working with kids, seniors, families, and community groups. That is what I have been doing. That is what I will continue doing. That’s why I’m running for City Council. To get things done for you, and for all of us who live and work in District 2. Thank you for your consideration. I would be honored to have your vote.
Sacramento’s City Hall is broken. It’s time to stop pointing fingers of blame and start working together to solve our city’s problems. My wife and I are proud to raise our kids in the same community my grandparents moved to 92 years ago. We are a community full of resourceful families and proud neighborhoods, but for too long we have been forced to settle for less while other areas receive attention and resources. It does not have to be this way. When Joe Serna was Mayor, I served you on the City Council and we got a lot done. We created the Congress of Neighborhoods and the Department of Neighborhood Services to support and empower communities. We won State and Federal funding to build the Arden Garden Connector, Cal Expo Extension and the Del Paso Nuevo neighborhood. As President of the North Sacramento Chapter and Director of the Midtown Business Association, I have proven my ability to bring people together, create jobs and support local businesses. As your SMUD Board Member I continue to keep your rates low. I am supported by Assemblymember Roger Dickinson, Supervisor Jimmy Yee, Councilmember Steve Cohn, and hopefully you. Together, we’ll get Sacramento working again.
Jason L. Sample
|Jason L. Sample|
My name is Jason Sample; I am running to be your representative on the Sacramento City Council. Our district faces a number of challenges and opportunities, and I want to continue working with you to build and improve our community. So with your vote I am asking you to join me as we begin, “Building Strong Neighborhood Together”. I bring the experience, knowledge and passion to manage these tough economic times and bring to the table open and transparent communication. I am the Vice Chair of the Sacramento County First Five Commission and have worked to ensure that millions of dollars go to support and protect our greatest asset…our children. I am a former school board member, who worked to create opportunities for students and their families. I serve as a Charter School Administrator working with youth who are not traditionally successful in the regular school, and as a pastor I am constantly working to address the needs of my community. My vision for the district is simple, infrastructure, parks, resourced libraries, support the men and women who protect and provide for us, accountable schools, supported businesses, and empowered non profits. Let’s talk soon; you can call me at (916)290-3675.