Feb 172014
 
Oscar Villegas: from council to county

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — FEB 12, 2014 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor The office of Governor Jerry Brown announced Friday that he has appointed Oscar E. Villegas to fill the remaining term as the District 1 representative to the Yolo County Board of Supervisors. That board seat was vacated in December by longtime supervisor [...]

Nov 142013
 
Mike McGowan to step down as supervisor, accept governor's appointment

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — NOV 13, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor Michael McGowan, one of West Sacramento’s preeminent ‘pols’ since becoming the city’s first mayor in 1987, will leave elected office next month. He has been appointed by Governor Jerry Brown as deputy director of strategic planning and policy at the state department [...]

Jun 242013
 
Johannessen announces Assembly run

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — JUNE 19, 2013 – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento City Councilman Mark Johannessen made it official Thursday: he will run next year for the California Assembly seat now held by fellow Democrat Roger Dickinson. Dickinson plans to run for the State Senate seat now held by Darrell Steinberg, who [...]

Jun 132013
 
Johannessen to run for state assembly

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — JUNE 13, 2013 – West Sacramento City Councilman Mark Johannessen made it official today: he will run next year for the California Assembly seat now held by fell0w Democrat Roger Dickinson. Dickinson plans to run for the State Senate seat now held by Darrell Steinberg, who will step down due to term [...]

Mar 192013
 
School board election recap: comments from Castillo, Kirby-Gonzalez & mayor

FROM THE NEWS-LEDGER — MARCH 13, 2013 – Teachers unions and school reform groups choose sides with their checkbooks in record-setting race – By Steve Marschke News-Ledger Editor West Sacramento voters last week elected a teacher to the school board –  after a record-setting campaign battle between the two top candidates. Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a Southport [...]

Mar 052013
 
Kirby-Gonzalez wins board seat

NEWS-LEDGER ONLINE — FEB 5, 2013 West Sacramento voters today used an all-mail election to fill the last year and a half of a vacant four-year seat on the local school board. The Yolo County Elections Office has released the preliminary results of that vote, and the apparent winner is Sarah Kirby-Gonzalez, a teacher in [...]