“These are facts. After Singh-Allen commented on the Hmong familial clan system, an online petition for her resignation from the school board was launched and a protest rally against her comments was held at the Elk Grove Unified School District headquarters. The race has been marred by allegations on both sides.Our options were better in 2016 & 2018 with Kevin Spease and Darren Suen running against Ly. “I’m also real proud that these seats that we occupy, they belong to the people and it’s the people that make that decision.”. “I am endorsed by our lieutenant governor, our state controller, our treasurer, our assembly member, our senator, our congressman, our entire City Council, countless teachers and members like you who are watching this evening, who trust me and believe in my leadership.”. “I am supported by both business and labor,” she said. You can’t get around it.”. Vote Tami Nelson. Pastor is in over his head. The forum was held at the Wackford Aquatic Center’s gymnasium and was presented online on Zoom. That is not acceptable and that is not good governance. “As a City Council, we don’t pick and choose what location the applicants (select),” he said. Ly has not shown leadership in 4 years as mayor and has been under a microscope the past few weeks as several women have made allegations of bullying and harassment. He has helped secure funding for the Elk Grove Food Bank, and been an advocate for the city. She mentioned that she believes that alleged action occurred because she endorsed Ly’s school board opponent, Jake Rambo. He is able to work with people from different backgrounds and ideologies. He mentioned those things as including identifying and connecting personal protective equipment for firefighters, medical workers, teachers and businesses, as well as providing mayor’s updates online and leading the eviction moratorium for commercial and residential tenants. That is why I’m running for mayor of Elk Grove.”. But at the same time, I would also like to recognize the pain that the protesters are going through. She made that comment on June 30 in response to allegations by local women who alleged they were harassed by Ly’s associates or supporters. Low 34F. Hamilton is an Air Force Sgt. The candidates also discussed what they thought about California Northstate University’s (CNU) proposal to build a hospital in the Stonelake neighborhood and the project’s draft EIR alternative site to have the hospital built at the abandoned Outlet Collection at Elk Grove site or ”Ghost Mall” property near Highway 99. He also expressed concern for businesses of the Stonelake Landing shopping center that would be forced to relocate from the site, if the hospital was built in that neighborhood. Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. Mayor of Elk Grove – Steve Ly vs Bobbie Singh-Allen and Brian Pastor. Vote for Hamilton. Times are tough and I understand.”. If you like Trump, vote for Patterson. President of the United States: Write in a name. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. He is a local businessman that understands what business owners need and supports local businesses. Some demonstrators stood outside the gymnasium’s doors where they shouted into megaphones and used sirens to overwhelm the candidates’ speeches. Prior to the Sept. 29 forum, protesters lined a portion of Elk Grove-Florin Road and a sidewalk in front of the district headquarters. Singh-Allen responded by speaking about economic recovery during the COVID-19 situation. Singh-Allen also mentioned her work on the board of directors of the Elk Grove Food Bank and Elk Grove Teen Center USA. “This is a very large and growing group in Elk Grove. The event was presented by the Elk Grove Chamber of Commerce Political Action Committee and included debate questions from the Citizen. They criticized Ly for not stopping the protesters from making noise. No endorsement. “I think that there’s a place for that. She added that she believes in fighting for economic recovery in Elk Grove, working families and businesses. “We are living in a global pandemic,” she said. “What I will tell you the community is I’m proud that the people resoundingly continue to support me in these offices,” he said. Our content comes from local authors from throughout the community. Protesters stand outside the forum’s room and use megaphones to create noise while the candidates speak. Singh-Allen noted that she is running for mayor to “reclaim” her city. Pastor said that he desires to assist the “Sandwich Generation.”, “The Sandwich Generation is a group of individuals or families that are caught between working, caring for their elders and children or even disabled loved ones,” he said. She is honest and hard working. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular commented articles. During the forum, the group first demonstrated outside the Wackford Center’s main entrance. Brian Pastor, candidate for Elk Grove mayor’s race “I want to protect and promote small businesses,” Pastor said. © 2016-2019 Elk Grove Laguna News. Our communities in Stonelake, Lakeside and Laguna West, they’re dying to be heard and to be seen.”. Singh-Allen’s politics are too far left for me to support her. Singh-Allen has been on the Elk Grove Unified School District Board of Education since 2012. Sorry, there are no recent results for popular videos. In July, Singh-Allen used her personal Facebook page to refer to the Hmong familial clan system as a “controlling and intimidating system used to attack and silence these women.”. “It’s the mayor’s responsibility to make sure that projects are done the right way, and that includes good governance,” she said. “This disruption stands for failed leadership. A Sept. 29 forum featuring all three candidates in this November’s Elk Grove mayoral race was disrupted by a few dozen protesters who accused candidate Bobbie Singh-Allen of making derogatory remarks about Hmong culture. Last month, Singh-Allen alleged that she received a death threat from a stranger on her personal Facebook page. Who will win the Delta League for girls' soccer. Pastor, said that he earned a medical degree from Fatima College of Medicine in the Philippines ad participated in more than 50 medical missions, helping poor and disabled people. Low 34F. On the issue of the CNU hospital’s location, Singh-Allen criticized the mayor. September 8, 2020 by Jennifer Ip.