Elk Grove Resident Named 9th Assembly District Veteran of the Year

2017 Veteran of the Year Lee Scherman (center) and his wife,
Sophia Scherman with Assemblymember Jim Cooper. | 
June 21, 2017 |  

In ceremony held on the floor of the California State Assembly in Sacramento, an Elk Grove resident was honored as the 9th Assembly District's Veteran of the Year.

Longtime Elk Grove resident Lee Scherman received the honor today in a presentation by Assemblymember Jim Cooper (D - Elk Grove). 

“Today, the Assembly honored our most highly decorated veterans and I am proud to recognize a longtime Elk Grove resident with a long history of serving our community,” Cooper said. 

A U.S Marine Corps veteran, Scherman served from 1962 to 1966, during which time he received a top security clearance and earned the rank of Corporal. After his honorable discharge, Scherman embarked on a nearly 38-year career with AT&T, where he ultimately received FBI clearance which led to his selection to work with the White House Communications Team for President Bill Clinton’s visit to Sacramento.

Scherman has also maintained an indelible tradition of community service earning him the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce’s Community Service Award through his support of various community service organizations, including serving as a member and former Board member for the Rotary Club of Elk Grove and Past President of the Elk Grove Lions Club.

Well known in the Veterans community, Scherman has volunteered with the Elk Grove World War II Veterans Committee, the fundraising committee for the new Veterans Hall in Elk Grove, and the scholarship committee for the Elk Grove Marine Corps League.

Accompanying Scherman at the ceremony on the Assembly floor was his Sophia Scherman. 

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