A look back at campaign literature archives - Darren Suen's 2016 'working hard, working smart' mailer

August 16, 2018 |

With the 2018 elections quickly approaching, we are running a series on some of the old campaign literature produced by candidates in Elk Grove. This one examines one of Council Member Darren Suen's campaign. Suen appears on this year's ballot as one of two Democratic challengers to Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly. 

After being appointed to fill the vacancy created when Jim Cooper vacated the District 1 seat of the Elk Grove after being elected to the California State Assembly, Suen embarked on his first campaign. In this mailer, Suen focused on economic and quality of life issues.

On economic development, the mailer said Suen wrapped economic development and crime prevention. The materials said Suen is "committed to creating a strong public safety environment, business friendly policies, and recreational amenities." 

Additionally, Suen also addressed one of the most common gripes in Elk Grove residents, particularly for residents in the Laguna area between Highway 99 and Interstate 5 - traffic. As he has during his three and a half years on the council, he has proposed examining alternate forms of transportation such as the placement of rental bikes throughout the city and advocates the all-important Kammerer Road extension.

Suen states "I will improve mobility around the city with the development of a robust multi-modal transportation system that includes widening Kammerer Road and improving the commuter bus system." 

The final bullet point on the piece addresses the city's future. To this, Suen says "We need to think smart, plan ahead, and move forward as a city by working together."


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