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November 8, 2016 — California General Election
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Mayor — City of Elk Grove

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About this office

Approves or vetoes city council actions, recommends measures to the city council, and appoints various municipal officers.
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Steve Ly

City of Elk Grove Vice-Mayor & Juvenile...
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Develop the economy/jobs
  2. Fund public safety
  3. Improve Infrastructure
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Kevin Spease

Local Business Owner
Top 3 Priorities
  1. Keep downward pressure on crime.
  2. Improve traffic in Elk Grove
  3. Bring higher paying jobs to Elk Grove
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Tracie Stafford

Businesswoman
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  2. Increase mid to high level job opportunities through...
  3. Reduce violent crime through the addition of local...
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Joel David Broussard

District Manager, Former Firefighter,...
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  1. SMART Planning: Specific, Measurable, Achievable,...
  2. Public Safety: Currently Officer to populace ratio...
  3. Community Engagement! We believe a beloved community...
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  1. Establish monthly, district planning assemblies.
  2. Protect the environment by rejoining the South County...
  3. Pass ordinances which regulate big box and large franchises...
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City of Elk Grove Vice-Mayor/Counselor
26,786 votes (44.66%)Winning
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Develop the economy/jobs
  • Fund public safety
  • Improve Infrastructure

Experience

Experience

Profession:City of Elk Grove Vice-Mayor & Juvenile Hall Counselor
Juvenile Hall Counselor / Educator, Sacramento County, Office of Education (1997–current)
Member, Elk Grove City Council, District 4 — Elected position (2014–current)
Trustee, Elk Grove Unified School District, Area 6 — Elected position (2012–2014)

Education

University of Northern California - Lorenzo Patino Law School Juris Doctor (J.D.), Law (2012)
University of California, Davis Bachelor of Arts (B.A.), Political Science and Sociology (1996)

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Email stevely@comcast.net
Local Business Owner
19,622 votes (32.71%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Keep downward pressure on crime.
  • Improve traffic in Elk Grove
  • Bring higher paying jobs to Elk Grove

Experience

Experience

Profession:Local Business Owner
Owner / Partner, Spease Bees Honey Company (2014–current)
Owner / Partner, ISSE Services (2006–current)
Planning Commissioner, City of Elk Grove — Appointed position (2014–current)

Education

University of Phoenix Masters Degree, Business Administration (2005)
University of Phoenix Bachelors Degree, Business (2003)
Community College of the Air Force Associates in Applied Science, Munitions Technology (1999)

Community Activities

Rotarian, Laguna Sunrise Rotary (2012–current)
Mentor, Sacramento County Veterans Treatment Court (2014–2016)
Chief Financial Officer / Treasurer, Information System Security Association - International (2011–2015)

Biography

Kevin Spease is a combat veteran, business owner, security expert & community volunteer who knows government should listen to the public and fight for the community, not politics.

Kevin grew up in Elk Grove. He was active in 4-H and used to ride his bike to Pleasant Grove Elementary School. After graduating from Christian Brothers High, he served his country in the US Air Force.

After concluding his military service, Kevin and his wife Angela returned home to Elk Grove. He founded his own cyber-security firm, working to secure some of the nation’s most critical defense systems; as well as the family-run Spease Bees Honey Company. Kevin and Angela have been married for 26 years, and have a son - Jeremy. They both are active in Rotary, and are passionate about improving child-literacy. In fact, they donate a portion of the profits from Spease Bees to the Laguna Sunrise-Elk Grove Literacy Project.

Kevin serves as Mentor for the Veterans Treatment Court and is active with American Legion Post 233.

As a member of the Elk Grove Planning Commission, Kevin has championed efforts to bring more transparency and public input into the planning process.

Who supports this candidate?

Organizations (2)

  • Elk Grove Police Officer Association
  • Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce PAC

Individuals (1)

  • Elk Grove School Board President, Bobbie Singh-Allen

Videos (1)

— October 7, 2016 Kevin Spease for Elk Grove Mayor 2016

This is Kevin!  He's FOR Elk Grove!

Businesswoman/Consultant
7,781 votes (12.97%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Grow Elk Grove up rather than out by developing a sustainable city vision, revising the city plan to match the vision and executing the plan.
  • Increase mid to high level job opportunities through the support and funding of local small businesses.
  • Reduce violent crime through the addition of local domestic violence prevention services. 61% of violent crime in Elk Grove is domestic violence related.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Businesswoman
Communications Chair/Member, California Small Business Board — Appointed position (2007–2014)
Chair/Member, City of Sacramento Small Business Board — Appointed position (2004–2006)

Education

UCLA Anderson School of Management MDE Certification (Management Development for Entrepreneurs), Entrepreneurship Management (2005)
University of Phoenix Bachelors of Science, Business Management (1997)

Biography

Tracie Stafford began her career in marketing, working her way up from data entry operator to Senior Management for a fortune one hundred high tech Company. She eventually opened her own event marketing and management firm and quickly became a community leader, devoting countless hours chairing boards such as The National Association of Women Business Owners and The Sacramento Small Business Board. She also sat on a number of boards including The Birthing Project International, The Sacramento Black Chamber of Commerce and was appointed by Governor Schwarzenegger to the California Small Business Board.

However, Tracie’s life truly began to have meaning when she broke her lifelong silence, before the California State Legislature in 2008, disclosing the abuse that she had suffered as a third generation domestic violence victim. Inspired by the need to heal herself and others, she took her dedication to public service sharing her journey from a past of poverty, domestic violence, child abuse and sexual assault, to a life of love, joy and limitless possibility.

Today Tracie is a public advocate speaking for organizations such as the U.S. Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women, The National Institute on the Prosecution of Domestic Violence, City Departments, Correctional Facilities and Social Change Groups. In addition, Tracie is a survivor advocate for the California Partnership to End Domestic Violence, spokesperson for Purple Light Nights International, and was crowned Mrs. California Globe 2014, the territory’s spokesperson for the Women in Need Foundation.

Professionally Tracie is the Vice President of Ovation Public Relations and Advertising and resides happily with her husband and three of her four children in Sacramento, CA. Her eldest daughter, serves in the United States Navy.

Who supports this candidate?

Featured Endorsements

  • FemDems of Sacramento
  • Sacramento Area Women’s Chamber of Commerce
  • Planned Parenthood Mar Monte

Elected Officials (2)

  • Karen Humphrey, Former Mayor Fresno
  • Cecilia Aguiar-Curry, Mayor Winters

Individuals (38)

  • Helene Anderson, Mother, Entrepreneur
  • Benjamin Mandeville, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Angela Lofton-Moore, Owner, Info Princess Graphics and Design
  • Dr. Elizabeth Sherrell-Davis, Business Professor
  • Jennifer Teykaerts, Community Leader, Sacramento 40 under 40
  • Michael Wong, School Nurse-Retired
  • Mary Adams Vogt, School Librarian-Retired
  • Eileen Macalalad, Realtor, Daniel Realty Group
  • Sherrie Carinci, Ed.D, MBA, Professor, College of Education CSUS
  • Terry Moore, Director of Adult Services, Center for Fathers for Families
  • Lynn Wheat, Community Advocate, Citizen Planner, Registered Nurse
  • Ronondo Cooper, Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Byron Harold, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Anthony Tucker, Specialist, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Keith Tucker, Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Timothy Foster, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Brian Gonterman, Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Steven Alvarez, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Lionel Barnum, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Malcom Russell, Sergeant First Class, U.S. Army, Veteran
  • Charles Cunningham, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army-Veteran
  • Brian Randall, Master Sergeant, U.S. Army-Retired
  • Antoine Brooks, Major U.S. Army-Veteran
  • William Eason, Lance Corporal U.S. Marines-Retired
  • Jenene Stafford, Jenene Stafford Speaks
  • Velma Sykes, President, VSykes1 Marketing and Public Relations
  • Mark and Adrienne Fulwider, Blue Ribbon Sales
  • Jill Weston, Owner, Breathing Space
  • Karie Robinson, Executive Director, Event Show Pro
  • Syndee Hendricks, Speaker, Author, Consultant
  • Julia Markel, Vice President, Association for Wedding Planners International
  • Sonia Hassey, Founder/President, Destiny Women Global
  • Tracie Donahue, President, Ovation PR & Advertising
  • Carrie Bain, Owner, Bikram Yoga Elk Grove
  • Duane Ram, Founder/Producer Sacramento Fashion Week
  • Delaine Eastin, Former California State Superintendent of Public Instruction
  • James Shelby, Former Mayor Carmichael
  • Betty Williams, Past President NAACP

Political Beliefs

Tracie is a moderate democrat. She applies data and common sense principals to all decisions, votes her conscience and is optimistic about the nation’s future.  She believes strongly that America’s success is linked to its ability to change, rather than its reliance on long-standing principles. On foreign policy, she believes that good diplomacy – rather than military strength – is the best way to ensure peace. However, is in support of military action if warranted.

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Garrett M. Smith

Public Safety Officer
2,541 votes (4.24%)
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District Manager/Parent
1,466 votes (2.44%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • SMART Planning: Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Realistic, Time-bound. Also ensuring a Proactive approach, we should be able to react, not always having to react.
  • Public Safety: Currently Officer to populace ratio is 137 to approximately 167,000. Domestic violence is on the rise in Elk Grove and we don't have enough officers on the streets. The overall approach is to be ok with the Just Get By mentality!
  • Community Engagement! We believe a beloved community is an engaged community. We promise to ensure transparency and to be present in the city! Not just present during election season.

Experience

Experience

Profession:District Manager, Former Firefighter, Community Advocate
District Manager, Coca-Cola Refreshments (2008–current)

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Email broussardegmayor@gmail.com
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Jrmar Jefferson

Community Volunteer
1,350 votes (2.25%)
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Retired
343 votes (0.57%)
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My Top 3 Priorities

  • Establish monthly, district planning assemblies.
  • Protect the environment by rejoining the South County Habitat Conservation Plan, improving the Climate Action Plan, and to stop burning green waste; demand clear financial reports.
  • Pass ordinances which regulate big box and large franchises to set the minimum wage at $15/hour, require full employment, sick leave, vacation, pension, and health care benefits.

Experience

Experience

Profession:Retired
Member, Sacramento County Public Health Advisory Board — Appointed position (2009–2012)
Secretary, Elk Grove Community Planning Advisory Council — Appointed position (1998–2000)

Political Beliefs

 

2016 Candidate's Statement

 

Michael Monasky for Mayor of Elk Grove

 

As your Mayor, I will:

 

Stop expansion of the city limits. Live within our means. Abolish our ineffective and costly Economic Development Department. Phase in District Planning Assemblies, focusing on neighborhoods. Pursue council elections by council districts. Ensure adequate police funding and explore diversion of some funding to enhance community mental health and public social services.

 

Pay as we go for road maintenance. Make trail building a priority. Explore re-joining Regional Transit, maintaining our commuter routes. Initiate bus rapid transit between us and other cities. Explore free public transit use by all residents. Stop burning green waste; process it into compost. Work cooperatively with regional entities, like the Habitat Conservation Plan. Strengthen the Climate Action Plan. Require health impact assessments in environmental reports.

 

Evaluate abandoned and threatened properties as affordable housing for qualified workers. Champion inclusive projects for affordable and workforce housing. Develop strategies to promote mixed-use commercial with residential. Propose a $15/hour minimum wage with full employment. Re-examine pay and benefits of city management personnel, aligned with regional cities. Replace city contractors with civil servants loyal to the people of Elk Grove. Require that the city finance director provide clear and intelligible reports. For more information, see my website at:

 

monasky.simplesite.com

 

 

 

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