2020 Metro-PAC General Election Endorsed Candidates
As of October 24, 2020

County of Sacramento 
Supervisor, District 3 Richard Desmond

City of Sacramento
City Council, District 2 Allen Warren
City Council, District 8 Les Simmons

Sacramento City Unified School Board
Area 3  Christina Pritchett
Area 4  Jamee Villa
Area 5  Vanessa Areiza King
Area 7  Jessie Ryan

City of Elk Grove
Office of Mayor  Bobbie Singh-Allen
City Council, District 1  Darren Suen
City Council, District 3 Kevin Spease

City of Folsom
City Council, At-large  Justin Raithel
City Council, At-large  Rosario Rodriguez

City of Rancho Cordova
City Council, At-large Donald Terry
City Council, At-large  David Sander

Placer County
City of Roseville
City Council, District 3  Bruce Houdesheldt

Yolo County
City of West Sacramento
Office of Mayor  Christopher Cabaldon
City Council, At-large Quirina Orozco
City Council, At-large Dr. Dawnté Early

City of Woodland  
City Council, District 2 Tom Stallard

California State Assembly
District 1  Megan Dahle
District 3  James Gallagher
District 4  Cecilia Aguiar-Curry
District 6  Kevin Kiley
District 8  Ken Cooley
District 9  Jim Cooper



Election Day: November 3, 2020

The general election is November 3. Every vote counts! There are two ways you can vote:

1.All registered voters in Sacramento County will receive their official ballot in the mail during the first week of October. You can return your voted ballot at any Ballot Drop Box, Vote Center, or mail it back – no stamp needed!

2. Sacramento County will still be providing the same number of in-person voting locations, called Vote Centers​, that will be open for multiple days leading up to the election. However, due to social distancing requirements, we will be limiting the amount of people allowed in the voting area at one time. Be prepared for lines. You can go to any Voting Center to vote.

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Important dates for this election:

October 19  Last Day to Register to Vote
October 24  Select Vote Centers Open
October 31  All Vote Centers Open
November 3 Election Day/Last Day to Turn In Ballot
December 1 Last Day for County to Certify Results

If outside Sacramento County, or to find your Vote Center, text “Vote” to GOVOTE (468683) to find your polling place or call (800) 345-VOTE.

About the Metro-PAC

Created in 1985, Metro-PAC is an independent political action committee registered with the California Secretary of State. It is authorized to endorse and financially support candidates for local and state office who support and advocate for the policy principles of the Metro Chamber and understand the important role that business plays in towards inclusive economic prosperity for our region.

The Metro Chamber is the voice of business in the six-county region. It supports businesses and regional prosperity through its advocacy programs within the framework of its 4-Point Business Promise. Strong Business, Connected Region, Ready Workforce and Vibrant Community. Through these the Metro Chamber strives to cultivate the environment business needs to succeed – connect people, place and commerce; close the gap between business needs and a skilled workforce; and ensure business health through community vitality.

The Metro-PAC is focused on Strong Business. The Metro-PAC amplifies the voice of the Metro Chamber’s member businesses and helps build inclusive economic prosperity by supporting candidates committed to and believe in taking actionable steps to creating and maintaining inclusive economic prosperity. This includes candidates who don’t think that taxing business is the only answer; candidates who seek to actively remove the barriers of cumbersome regulations, institutional racism and gender bias in our institutions; candidates who see business owners as part of the solution; as job creators who want to train and retain quality personnel.

To fulfill its mandate, each election cycle, Metro-PAC spends countless hours studying issues and interviewing candidates at the local and state level in the six-county region including the counties of El Dorado, Placer, Sacramento, Sutter, Yolo and Yuba.

Metro-PAC’s strategic objectives, fundraising efforts, candidate interviews, issue evaluations and donations are guided by the Metro-PAC Board.

If you are ready to help amplify the voice of the business community in California’s Capital Region, join and contribute to the Metro-PAC now and make a difference!

2020 Metro Chamber Voter Guide

The Metro Chamber Voter Guide was created to help explain the most pressing issues before us and our strong recommendations for those candidates and initiatives that have gone through our extensive vetting process. As we move into the recovery stage of the COVID-19 Pandemic and advance equitable and diverse practices, it is critical that we elect leaders and pass legislation that will allow our economy to mitigate the negative effects of our current reality. More so, we must set up our region for success well into the future. This guide will help illustrate what we believe is the most solid path forward for the Capital Region and we hope that you’ll consider these positions as you cast your ballot.

Join our efforts and support the candidates and campaigns that elevate the growth of a strong business community, so we can have a more vibrant community. More than ever, we need leaders in government that understand the unique challenges facing our businesses, especially our small businesses, so we can grow a more resilient and inclusive economy.

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