Bobbie Singh-Allen Kicks off Campaign for EGUSD Board Position

June 16, 2014 | Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen kicked-off her campaign for election to a fu...




June 16, 2014 |

Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen kicked-off her campaign for election to a full four-year term with over 100 supporters in  attendance Friday night in Elk Grove. Singh-Allen, who was appointed to a two-year term to the EGUSD's Area 4 seat following the 2012 resignation of Pollyanna Cooper-LeVangie.  

The event, which drew over 100 participants, represented a broad coalition that included elected official s including Democratic State Assembly Member and state senatorial candidate Roger Dickinson and former Republican congressional candidate Ricky Gill. Also attending the function were  former Elk Grove City Council member Sophia Scherman and current Cosumnes Community Service District Director, Rod Brewer. 

Another elected official supporter in attendance was Lisa Kaplan, a trustee with the Natomas Unified School District. Kaplan, who said she has known Singh-Allen for 11 years, also serves with her as a delegate to the California School Board Association. 

"She is the hardest working person I know that is all about the kids," Kaplan said. "I think she is the perfect school board member."

Speaking to the group, Singh-Allen said she is proud of the progress the district has made in the last two years. Among the things she pointed to are the reinstatement of programs that had been eliminated because of state budget cuts, stronger relations with employee unions and more transparency in the district's processes.  

"I do not support rubber-stamping type of government and decision making," she said. "Every issue that come before us, I look at every single issue with one thing in mind, how will my vote, my action impact my two children, and all of the children in the district." 

Acknowledging her coalition of supporters, Singh-Allen also noted she has the support of Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis and Vice Mayor Jim Cooper. Currently, there are no other announced candidates vying for the Area 4 seat.


      


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