Phillips, Fitch Earn Elk Grove Democratic Club Endorsement; None For 9th District State Assembly Race

Deputy District Attorney Noah Phillips discusses his platform in the
race for Sacramento County District Attorney in front of the
Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club.  |  

April 11, 2018 |  

In a boost for their respective campaigns, several candidates in the June primary earned the endorsement of Sacramento County's second-largest Democratic club last night in Elk Grove. At the monthly meeting of the Elk Grove-South County Democratic Club, members voted to endorse four of the five candidates who sought their endorsement. 

Earning endorsements were Noah Phillips, who is challenging first-term incumbent Sacramento County District Attorney Ann Marie Schubert; Milo Fitch who running against two-term Sacramento County Sheriff Scott Jones; Kate Van Buren who is running for Sacramento County Assessor; and Tamika L'Ecluse, who is challenging fellow Democrat and incumbent Jay Schenier for the District 5 seat on the Sacramento City Council.

The vote tallies showed Phillips earning 33 of 34 votes; Fitch captured 32 of 34; Van Buren received 29 of 30; and L'Ecluse got 27 of 34 votes. 

In the endorsement contest where there was no victor was between two-term 9th California Assembly Member Jim Cooper who failed to earn a simple majority over his challenger, Harry He. Of the 33 votes cast in this showdown, Cooper received 12, He earned 11, five abstained, and five voted "no endorsement." 

The club did not receive completed questionnaires from Democratic Congressman Dr. Ami Bera and State Senator Richard Pan, both of whom will appear in the June primary ballot and were therefore not considered for endorsements. The club will consider endorsements for local races in Elk Grove and Sacramento this summer. 

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