As year ends Elk Grove City Councilmember Nguyen makes campaign donation appeal

In her role as Executive Director of the Sacramento-based Asian Resources Inc., Elk Grove  City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen played an act...

In her role as Executive Director of the Sacramento-based Asian Resources Inc., Elk Grove 
City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen played an active role in anti-hate campaigns in 2021. |  

As 2021 comes to an end, Elk Gove District 4 City Councilmember Stephanie Nguyen has appealed to supporters.

In an email sent late last evening, Nguyen appeals for funds for an unspecified campaign. Appointed to the city council in 2017 and elected to a four-year term in 2018, Nguyen has expressed interest in running for the newly drawn 10th California  Assembly District. 

With new boundaries established by the California Citizens Redistricting Commission, Elk Grove is paired with much of south Sacramento in the 10th district. Current Assemblymember Kevin McCarty resides in the new district but is reportedly moving to the 6th district in north Sacramento for his reelection bid.

Like other candidates interested in seeking office in the Democratic district, Nguyen, a Democrat, and others are awaiting 9th District Assemblymember Jim Cooper's official announcement that he is running for Sacramento County Sheriff. Cooper has formed a sheriff's campaign committee and has been fundraising for that presumed campaign.

In her letter, Nguyen did not mention her possible Assembly candidacy. Should Nguyen not seek the Assembly seat, she could run for reelection in Elk Grove's 4th city council district in November 2022. 

Additionally, should Nguyen run for the Assembly in the June primary and not advance to the November general election, she could seek reelection to the city council. If Nguyen enters the Assembly race, former Elk Grove Mayor Gary Davis is expected to seek the city council seat, and former Elk Grove Planning Commissioner Mackenzie Weiser has reportedly explored a run.  

In her email, Nguyen said, "To continue to serve our community and be that voice for those that are voiceless, I need to end the year in a strong financial position so that I can have a head start in 2022. That's why I'm turning to the people who know me best. I need your help. Your contribution will put our campaign in the strongest position in the New Year. It will allow us to continue to do the hard work every day, fighting for our community and keeping us safe."

Reliable sources have said Sacramento City Councilmember and California State Senate candidate Eric Guerra is exploring leaving the senate race and running for the 10th Assembly seat. Guerra did not immediately respond to an email inquiry on that possibility.

As of his last campaign finance report with the California Secretary of State for the period ending June 30, Guerra had $301,591 in his senate campaign fund and $4,274 in his city council fund. The race to replace Dr. Richard Pan, who is being termed out, has drawn four candidates, including former Assemblymember and State Insurance Commissioner David Jones, who has $377,144 for the same period, and Sacramento City Councilmember Angelique Ashby, who reported $309,605 on hand as of June 30. 

For her part, Nguyen terminated her 2018 campaign committee, which had no remaining funds, and reestablished a new committee in September. The next fundraising activity for the six months ending today will be filed by the end of January.   

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