Elk Grove Chamber PAC Endorses Chaires For District 4 Race

September 18, 2014 | Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidate Nancy Chaires announced today she has been endorsed by the Elk Gro...

September 18, 2014 |

Elk Grove City Council District 4 candidate Nancy Chaires announced today she has been endorsed by the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce's political action committee. (EGCPAC)

Chaires, who has served for seven years on the Elk Grove Planning Commission and is the current chair, is in a four-way race for the seat being vacated by Bob Trigg. The other candidates vying for the seat are Daniel Jimenez, Steve Ly and Nayyar Sarfaraz

According to disclosures posted on the State of California's Secretary of State campaign finance webpage, during the 2012 election cycle EGCPAC contributed $1,000 each to Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis and California Assembly candidate Tony Amador. EGCPAC's endorsement statement for Chaires and other candidates did not say if contributions would be made to their campaigns.

“We look forward to continuing to build the partnership with all of our elected representatives to help develop policies that make Elk Grove an even better place to do business,” EGCPAC Chairperson Bob Lent said.

The nonpartisan PAC is a completely separate organization from the Chamber and the endorsements do not reflect the opinions of Chamber’s officers, staff, or its members.

"I'm honored to have the endorsement of the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce, a vital partner in creating jobs and supporting existing businesses," Chaires said. "Our strong working relationship will assist us in promoting a healthy environment for business." 

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Anonymous said...

An endorsement by the Chamber seals the deal for me - no vote for Chaires.

A Chamber endorsement is a developer/Republican endorsement.

Sorry to hear that, sorry that you were bought, Nancy, while on the Planning Commission. Deep pockets got to you, huh. You know how the game is rigged.

I was really hoping to get a woman on the council, since I think that women are more sensitive to the needs of the kids, families, seniors and 'amenities' in a community - by and large.

So disappointed.

Not Ly either - no way.

Anonymous said...

Of 260 candidates endorsed by the Chamber for 2014, only 4 are Democrats (SacBee).

I am wondering why Chaires was one of the four.

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