The median age of Elk Grove is 36, the median income is $60,000. Facing off are three candidates: the incumbent Steve Ly who is vying for a third term; 8-year Elk Grove School Board Trustee Bobbie Singh-Allen; and clinical documentation consultant Brian Pastor. I review medical charts after the doctor sees the patient. ©2020 CBS Broadcasting Inc. All Rights Reserved. Elk Grove is a relatively safe city. I want to provide programs that will give them more life skills or job skills. Elk Grove Residents Warned About Possible Health Hazard... What New Restaurant or Retailer Do You Want to See Come... 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Pastor: I’m middle-aged, I’m 43. “We’ve dealt with a lot of hate crimes and racism, it hasn’t been easy assimilating. In a year dominated by a worldwide pandemic and politics, it has been difficult to find things to be thankful for in 2020 but there are some... Elk Grove Mayor-elect Bobbie Singh-Allen. I ask them if they are registered to vote, and some say yes, some say no. While this has most often happened in Democratic strongholds, it has also happened in certain conservative Republican areas off the state. Some seniors want to return back to the workforce and we need to provide them with that opportunity. When I was younger, I used to DJ a lot. I review medical charts after the doctor sees the patient. She announced her campaign for Mayor on July 28, 2020 and referenced the harassment as a key reason for her campaign. Interviewer: What changes do you want to see happen in Elk Grove? “It’s a very proud moment and we feel honored, and the community’s coming along,” Pharwala said. 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We have a lot of elderly living in Elk Grove, but we do not have enough services for them. Enter your email address to subscribe and receive notifications of new posts by email. ELK GROVE (CBS13) — A local mayors race turns violent after one of the candidates was threatened on social media. While fostering strong business relationships is generally appreciated, Singh-Allen’s behavior has crossed the line into anti-worker and anti-labor-movement actions. WATCH ALSO: Everything you need to know about voting in-person. We, the unsigned authors, are Democrats, men and women, that have chosen not to sign due to the harassment that has become prevalent in the race for Mayor by supporters for both campaigns. What do you do for your day job? That is a lot of traffic, and some of that can be mitigated if Elk Grove had better public transit. “It’s the language, they’ll be able to communicate freely with her,” she added. California’s Central Valley has had Punjabi-American mayors in the recent past, however. © 2016-2019 Elk Grove Laguna News. ELK GROVE (CBS13) — A local mayors race turns violent after one of the candidates was threatened on social media. "I've seen families like me [mine] struggling, you know and the city hasn't done enough to help our families," Pastor said. Yet there are many houses that are multi-generational. Of course, this varies, but this does not include the elderly who are retired and own their homes already. If there were more buses in Elk Grove, our seniors and our youth could be more independent. “It’s a Hmong individual. This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Why do you think you’re a good fit for Mayor? Every single day in our nation, lives are literally being shattered by the devastating effect of racism, and the last several months have served to emphatically underscore that stark reality. Jennifer loves a good book, homemade food, and cuddling up with her dogs. In District 3, Kevin Spease held off four other challengers to replace Steve Detrick who decided not to seek re-election. Founded 11 January 2008. And I came back to the States in January 2014. As a Filipino, the family is a big part of who I am. The deadline to register to vote is October 19, 2020. To that end, in the last few days, we have been approached by two groups seeking to make their case on behalf of or opposed to one of the two candidates. Interviewer: What do you mean by the sandwich generation? I use this term to explain the multi-generational demographics of Elk Grove. I graduated from USF and then I went to medical school in the Philippines. Preet Didbal was selected as mayor for Yuba City in 2017, but both candidates were selected by City Council, not by voters. I do think Elk Grove could also address social injustices. What hobbies are you into? We are your community Elk Grove News site. The most serious of which is how his administration treats women. I’m middle-aged, I’m 43. The Elk Grove Tribune will be interviewing local candidates for the elections. 1 5/13/2020 01:30:00 PM ... (1/5 vote) it gives the citizens of Elk Grove the choice to choose the face of Elk Grove. They love to socialize and they are missing out on that. We hope these opinion pieces are of value to voters who may be undecided as voting continues now through November 3. For some of them, there is a language barrier when filling out applications. I love to cook and occasionally I will order out for me and my mother. Candidates for Elk Grove Mayor, City Council share positions on elimination of mayor's position and term limits . Controversy has surrounded the embattled incumbent, who is facing a Grand Jury investigation into allegations of harassing women, including accusations from his political opponent Singh-Allen. EGUSD School Board Trustee had defeated incumbent Mayor Steve Ly in a race that saw both candidates raise over $500,000 combined. We are not a one-man blog with one-person’s opinions. I’ve lived in Elk Grove since 2005 so I’ve seen the city grow and evolve. Notifications can be turned off anytime in the browser settings. Here you had a second generation Sikh woman who was able to become the mayor of Elk Grove,” Singh said. Designed by Elegant Themes | Powered by WordPress. And if you are doing this on my behalf thinking that you’re going to help, no it doesn’t. Nelson won 64% of the vote. And it’s one of the most adult things you can do! Overall, Deep Singh said he hoped Singh-Allen’s win would continue to encourage other Punjabi-Americans to run for office.