Ly Opens Campaign Office For Elk Grove City Council District 4 Race

August 29, 2014 | With 68 days to go until the November general election, Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidate Steve Ly opened...


August 29, 2014 |

With 68 days to go until the November general election, Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidate Steve Ly opened his campaign offices last night to a throng of volunteers and supporters.

Ly, who is currently an Elk Grove Unified School District Trustee, is one of four candidates seeking to fill the seat that is currently held by Bob Trigg. In January, 2013 Trigg was appointed to the position when Gary Davis was elected mayor of Elk Grove and vacated the seat.

Although there are four candidates who have qualified for the November ballot, it is believed the top two contenders are Ly and fellow Democrat, Elk Grove Planning Commissioner Nancy Chaires. Also appearing on the ballot are Daniel Jimenez and Nayyar Sarfaraz. 

In his comments, Ly discussed how the city could integrate Elk Grove schools into a comprehensive approach to solve the city's jobs to home imbalance. Ly said that the quality of area can be an effective recruiting tool for employers to locate in Elk Grove.

"I think we need to highlight the schools," Ly said. "I think we need to highlight the fact that Elk Grove is one of the safest places to live, and at the same time we have one of the best school districts."

Also speaking was Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis, who said that if elected as a council member, he and Ly may not agree on every issue, but that he would be a good addition.

"We don't agree on everything," Davis said. "But what I know is this, Steve and I share the same values, and that's why I am supporting him."

Both Davis and Ly stressed the importance of door-to-door campaigning in getting out the vote to the approximately 100 supporters attending the event.

"He is in for a race," Davis said. "That school race that many of you were part of, were small potatoes compared to what we are to endeavor here for the next 68 days."

More of Ly's comments can be viewed in the video posted below. 



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5 comments

Anonymous said...

Mr. Ly, you talk about schools and yet you are willing to jump ship mid term. In light of Dr. Ladd retiring and the EGUSD going in a new direction, don't you owe it to the people who elected you to serve out your term?

Besides, the Elk Grove City Council has nothing to do with our schools.

Stay put and serve out your term. That is what a candidate of integrity would do.

Cindy said...

Don't you know...Elk Grove politics has absolutely nothing to do with integrity.

Where have you been?

Anonymous said...

Well now that is really an impressive speech! Especially his focus on the schools...a position he vacated to run for City Council, a meeting I have never seen him attend.

Davis said. "But what I know is this, Steve and I share the same values, and that's why I am supporting him." That statement alone should be a reason to not support Mr. Ly! Just what we need, someone who can't stand alone and do his own thinking. Someone who takes a pledge to serve the EGUSD and then at the snap of a finger vacates that position. I personally don't want my tax dollars placed in those hands...JMHO

lynn said...

Mr. Ly could choose to resign from school board to focus full attention on this campaign and allow voters to choose his replacement instead of a costly election or appointment should he win the council election.

Fed up said...

Really Mr. Ly? The last thing any of us want is the city council's hands in the EGUSD pie!

In my opinion, Mr. Ly has shown a massive lack of integrity and dishonesty. He ran for the EGUSD Board and won. Serve out the term you were elected to Mr. Ly. Or better yet, resign right now so the school district does not have to pay for a costly special election or the political in-fighting of an appointment.

I will not vote for anyone who cannot tell the truth, keep their promises and has not integrity, school board or city council.

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