Jan 012015
West Sacramento gets new vice mayor, or 'mayor pro tem'

NEWS-LEDGER — DEC 24, 2014 — Mayor Christopher Cabaldon was sworn in for another two-year term last Wednesday by Kryss Rankin, City Clerk. Cabaldon easily won re-election during the November local ballot. Also reelected last month were city council members Mark Johannessen and Chris Ledesma, who each earned another four-year term from local voters. Johannessen […]

Oct 302014
Johannessen: excited about streetcar, striving to be accessible

NEWS-LEDGER — OCT 29, 2014 —   EDITOR’S NOTE: During every West Sacramento election campaign, the News-Ledger invites every candidate to sit down for an in-depth talk on the issues.  This interview completes our series on November city council candidates. We’ve already brought you a look at Chris Ledesma and Jeff Lyon. Candidate Nancy Heth-Tran […]

Jun 202014
News nuggets: West Sac tower wins award, two local teachers are in trouble

 FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 18, 2014 News briefs from West Sacramento and the region: Following an unsuccessful primary election in the State Assembly race, West Sacramento city councilman Mark Johannessen has thrown his support to formal rival Steve Cohn, a fellow Democrat and a member of the city council in Sacramento. Cohn and Kevin […]

Jun 042014
Villegas keeps seat; Johannessen falls short in bid for Assembly

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 4, 2014 — Election results are still unofficial, but there have been no major changes in local results since the first votes were counted last night. Oscar Villegas successfully fended off a challenge from fellow Democrat Norma Alcala and will keep his seat on the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. West […]

Jun 032014
Local election results start coming in

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 3, 2014 Ballots are now being tallied for today’s primary election in California. Of special interest to West Sacramento, here are some early results. With 51.2% of precincts “partially” reporting, West Sacramento Democrat Mark Johannessen is starting out in fourth place among five candidates running for State Assembly in District 7.  […]