Dr. Dawnté Early Wins West Sacramento City Council Seat

Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber Political Action Committee (Metro-PAC) endorsed candidate Dr. Dawnté Early won her seat on West Sacramento City Council and will be sworn in later this month. She led with over 60% of the votes in the September 14 special election; final results to be certified this month by Yolo County election officials. The win not only brings West Sacramento City Council back to its full five members, but ensures that the city’s business community and families have an advocate that understands their experiences and challenges. This election is a big win for West Sacramento as well as the Metro-PAC.

Dr. Early is a leader that is committed to building an inclusive environment and will advocate and create opportunities for residents and business. She is a well-respected and sought out thought leader in California on key issues around mental health, public safety and health equity. She will drive solutions for some of our most difficult issues using data, to drive the greatest impact, and her relationships to build support. Dr. early will drive strategic guidance to West Sacramento on key issues related to mental health and public safety, and is an advocate for ensuring West Sacramento continues to be a place for business as we reopen and rebuild.

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About the Metro-PAC

Created in 1985, the Sacramento Metropolitan Chamber Political Action Committee (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 of business towards inclusive economic prosperity for our Capital Region.

By supporting the election of candidates, the Metro-PAC amplifies the voice and policies of the Metro Chamber and its 4-Point Business Promise. Business is not just critical to our economy and workforce, it is also a catalyst for culture and a more equitable community. The Metro-PAC endorses candidates that understand and value the important role of our business community and actively seek to engage and partner with them during their terms. These policies are summarized in our Business Values Statements.

Read Business Values Statement: Local and State Elected Offices
Read Business Values Statement: School Board Elected Offices 

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, before endorsement and financial support.

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.

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Join our efforts and support the candidates and campaigns that elevate the growth of a strong business 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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2022 Endorsed Candidates

County of Sacramento 
District 2 Supervisor Patrick Kennedy

City of Elk Grove
Mayor  Bobbie Singh-Allen

2022 Election Endorsement Process

The Metro-PAC is currently receiving requests from local candidates seeking endorsement. If you are running for an elected position in the six-county region and seeking the endorsement of the Metro-PAC, please contact Erika Bjork at to learn more.

2020 General Election Metro-PAC Endorsed Candidates Elected to Office

READ: 2020 General Election Recap

County of Sacramento 
District 3 Supervisor Richard Desmond

Sacramento City Unified School Board
Board Member, Area 3  Christina Pritchett
Board Member, Area 4  Jamee Villa

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

City of Folsom
Councilmember  Rosario Rodriguez

City of Rancho Cordova
Councilmember Donald Terry
Councilmember  David Sander

Placer County
City of Roseville
District 3 Councilmember  Bruce Houdesheldt

Yolo County
City of West Sacramento
Councilmember Quirina Orozco

City of Woodland  
Councilmember Tom Stallard

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