Cosumnes Community Services District Director Files Papers To Run for Elk Grove's District 4 City Council Seat

January 31, 2018 |  

In a filing recorded today with the Elk Grove City Clerk's office today, one of the five directors of the Cosumnes Community Services District has filed paperwork to run for the City Council.

Orlando Fuentes, a resident of District 4, has filed his candidate intention statement to run against incumbent Stephanie Nguyen. The filing is the initial step toward appearing on the November 2018 ballot.

Fuentes was first elected to his current four-year term on the CCSD board in 2016. Nguyen was appointed to the District one year ago after the seat was vacated by Steve Ly who was elected mayor of Elk Grove.

If Fuentes and Nguyen both appear on the November ballot, it will be their second encounter in a political race. Both Democrats ran for a seat on the board of directors for the Sacramento County Office of Education in June 2016.

In that race, Fuentes finished second, and Nguyen came in third place. Heather Davis, the wife of former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis, won the four-year term to the board.

Contacted by email, Fuentes said he did not have a statement available regarding his candidacy.  

The District 4 seat has experienced a high turnover rate since 2012 when Davis, who became the city's first directly elected mayor vacated in the seat midway through his second term. That year the city council appointed former Elk Grove Unified School District superintendent Robert Trigg, who as a compromise appointee, agreed he would not run for election in 2014.  

In 2014 Ly successfully ran for the seat and then vacated it following his 2016 election as mayor. Nguyen, who was initially opposed by Ly, was unanimously appointed last year to fill the remaining two years of the seat's term.

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D.J. Blutarsky said...

Why do these stragglers keep trying to break the Fab Five monopoly? Now the homebuilders are gonna have to cover their bets and give everyone money! This is getting expensive to buy a council.

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