A Family Affair - Elk Grove Mayor, Council Members have family administer oath

Elk Grove City Council District 4 Council Member Stephanie Nguyen has the oath of office administered by her daughter Lana. |   De...

Elk Grove City Council District 4 Council Member Stephanie Nguyen has the oath
of office administered by her daughter Lana. |  

December 12, 2018 |  

In a well-attended ceremony in the city council chambers at Elk Grove City Hall, recently elected members of the Elk Grove City Council made their oath of office a family affair. Elk Grove Mayor Steve Ly and council members Pat Hume and Stephanie Nguyen took their oath of office from loved one.

Hume and Ly had their oaths administered by their wifes Lisa and Cua respectively, while Ngueyn had her 8-year old daughter Lana recite the oath of office. 

After their respective oaths, each of the three took the opportunity to comment on the recent election and their respective positions in the city council. The first to speak was Hume, who was elected to his fourth four-year term representing District 2, which upon completion in 2022 would make him the longest-serving council member since the city's 2000 incorporation. 

"As I announced prior to the election this would be my final term on the Elk Grove City Council," Hume said. "I've had a good run of public service to the city, it is time for someone else to step in once I see a couple of things through to fruition."

Hume also acknowledged Andres Ramos, his opponent in the November election saying "he made me work for that final four years." 

Noting that she was appointed to the District 4 seat in January 2017, Nguyen expressed satisfaction of winning her four-year term against Orlando Fuentes, who continues to serve on the Cosumnes Community Services District Board of Directors.  

"Tonight I get to say I am elected to this seat," Nguyen said. "I want to thank everybody for believing in me, having faith in me, and voting me into this seat again so I can continue this journey." 

Last to speak was Ly, who took the oath of office for his second two-year term as mayor. In his comments thanks voters and volunteers in his campaign against challengers Elk Grove Vice Mayor Darren Suen and Tracie Stafford, both of whom he acknowledged. 

"What's important for our community, is that these seats are not ours, it's the peoples' seat, it's your seat, and every so often we are vetted," Ly said.

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