“The Region Business election committee unanimously and enthusiastically has endorsed Darren Suen as the next mayor of Elk Grove,”
– Elk Grove News.net –
June 29, 2018
Today a major Sacramento area business group announced their endorsement of Darren Suen in the Elk Grove mayoral race.
Sacramento-based Region Business and said they have a “unanimously and enthusiastically” awarded their endorsement to Suen, who is Elk Grove’s current Vice Mayor. Suen, along with Tracie Stafford, is challenging current Mayor Steve Ly for the two-year term in the November 2018 general election. In making the endorsement, Region Business’ immediate past president said the group was unhesitant in their support. He also cited their long ties to the council member who has served close to four years on the Elk Grove City Council.
“The Region Business election committee unanimously and enthusiastically has endorsed Darren Suen as the next mayor of Elk Grove,” Temblador said. “We’ve been a big supporter of Darren since his original appointment to the council.”
In reaching their decision, Temblador noted that Suen has been as a supporter for the business community. An added plus for Suen in receiving the endorsement is his educational background in civil engineering and his employment, which before working for the State of California, included work in the housing development business.
“We recognized and appreciated Darren’s experience in the private sector, his background as an engineer, and frankly his education,” he said. “He brings a lot to the table, and as a result, he understands the issues very well.”
Temblador added that his diverse background “allows him to balance the public need and the private need.”
For Suen, the Region Business’ action brings him an endorsement from a group many political observers consider one of the most influential business organizations in the Sacramento area. Aside from their work in keeping the Sacramento Kings from moving to Seattle, in recent years they launched a permit streamlining process in Elk Grove that has spread to other municipalities.