Spease Organizes Final Push, GOTV in Closing Days of Elk Grove Mayoral Race

November 3, 2016 | Elk Grove Police Officer Association's Sergeant at Arms  Joaquin Farinha (left) with Elk Grove Planning  Commis...

November 3, 2016 |

Elk Grove Police Officer Association's Sergeant at Arms
 Joaquin Farinha (left) with Elk Grove Planning Commissioner  
and Mayoral candidate, Kevin Spease. The EGPOA endorsed 
Spease's candidacy. 
As the last days of the 2016 Elk Grove mayoral campaign wind down, several of the seven candidates running to replace outgoing Mayor Gary Davis will be making their final push. For candidate Kevin Spease, that push will be the culmination of an almost nine-month journey that he hopes will result in victory.

Spease, an Elk Grove Planning Commissioner, was the first person to formally enter the race last February when he announced he would challenge Davis. Although one other candidate entered the race following Spease, when Davis announced in July that he would not seek a third term, five other candidates jumped in the contest.

Reflecting on his time campaigning, Spease said he devoted his energies listening to what voters have to say about the community. That listening has been a cornerstone of his campaign platform.

"I decided to run for Mayor because I believe elected officials need to listen to residents, be responsible with public funds, and actually get things done," Spease said. "Politicians, however, only seem to be interested in headlines that help them run for the next higher office."

As part of his campaign, Spease has also built a coalition of supporters across Elk Grove's political spectrum. One such ardent supporter has been Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Trustees President, Bobbie Singh-Allen.

Singh-Allen, who was a delegate to this summer's Democratic National Convention for Hilary Clinton said she supports Spease because of his his selfless dedication to the community and civic matters.  

"I support Kevin because I stand for my community before partisanship. Kevin is actively involved in many local non-profits and civic organizations," Singh-Allen said. "He cares about our community. I value Kevin's dedication and commitment."

As part of his final push to election day, Spease is holding a get out the vote rally this Friday night at his Elk Grove Boulevard headquarters to help organize weekend precinct walks. 

"I’ve been fortunate to have strong local support from an incredibly diverse group of residents and small businesses," Spease noted, "These are the people who are most invested in the future of Elk Grove." 

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