Cooper Snags Endorsement From Sac Cops in Assembly Race

March 14, 2014 | Although the race for the California Ninth Assembly District has five candidates, most political handicappers beli...

March 14, 2014 |

Although the race for the California Ninth Assembly District has five candidates, most political handicappers believe two Democratic candidates will emerge from the June primary to face-off in the November general election. Those two are Elk Grove Vice Mayor Jim Cooper and Sacramento City Council Member Darrell Fong.

Aside from being Democrats and city council members, both men are also law enforcement professionals with Cooper serving with the Sacramento County Sheriff's and Fong with Sacramento Police. In a race with many equals, endorsements can tip the balance between the two front runners.

For Cooper, one of those prized endorsements came yesterday when he got the nod of the Sacramento Police Officers Association. 

"I am honored to have the support of Sacramento’s rank and file police officers," Cooper said in his announcement. "I  look forward to working with the Sacramento, Elk Grove, Lodi, and Galt Police Officers Associations on ensuring that every neighborhood in Assembly District 9 is safe."

The Ninth Assembly stretches from Lodi north and includes all of Galt, Elk Grove and portions of South Sacramento. The other candidates who will appear on the June ballot include Democrat Diane Rodriguez of Sacramento and Republicans Manuel Martin of Lodi and Elk Grove's Tim Gorsulowsky. 

Post a Comment Default Comments


silent dogood said...

No way two Democrats make it to November, there are not enough democratic voters to justify that theory. In 2012 there were 2 Dems in the Primary but in reality it was only Pan, he got 38.1% of the vote. Tom Santos who didn't even campaign recieved 12.7%.

This year you have three Democrats who are receiving endorsement and actively campaigning. If you take 2012 numbers, and remember this electorate will be more Republican, than the most you can expect the top Dem to get would be 20%-25%.
In 2012 the Reps had three candidates, two credible and one nobody had heard of, and split 46% of the vote. None of them had any money or did any mail, they had signs and walked precincts. This year there is really only one Republican in Martin, the other candidate just moved to Elk Grove and has no ties to the community or money not that Martin has any money either. However, It is very easy to see Martin being the top voter getter in June, the Dems will have to battle each other and the Republican voters will vote for one of the two Republicans. Even if they split the same percentage as 2012 the top Rep will have around 23%-28% of the vote. I think most likely Martin will have 30% of the June vote.

Regardless, whoever moves through on the Dem side wins easily in November.

Anonymous said...

Martin would be conservative man--who will hold on to our American ideals...A Constitutional Government

Follow Us



Elk Grove News Minute

All previous Elk Grove News Minutes, interviews, and Dan Schmitt's Ya' Gotta be Schmittin' Me podcasts are now available on iTunes

Elk Grove News Podcast