Drops out of race for State Senate District 6
Sacramento, Calif.- by Robert J Hansen
Sacramento City Councilmember Eric Guerra announced yesterday that he is running for newly redrawn California Assembly District 10 according to a press release.
Guerra was previously campaigning for State Senate District 6 against Dave Jones, Tecoy Porter Sr., and fellow councilmember Angelique Ashby.
Guerra, a Tahoe Park resident, enters the race with $325,000 cash on hand and is the first candidate to announce for this newly-created seat according to the statement.
“With newly redistricted lines come new opportunities,” Guerra said. “I am excited to run in a district whose constituents so perfectly mirror my own personal story. I grew up as a first- generation immigrant working in the fields from the age of 5. This district is filled with people with diverse backgrounds and cultures who are looking for a voice to represent them in the Capitol. I am ready to be their voice in the Assembly.”
Guerra has lived in Sacramento for over 20 years serving on the CSU Board of Trustees as an appointee of the Governor, President of the Tahoe Park Neighborhood Association, Chairman of the Sacramento County Planning Commission and President of the Sacramento State Alumni Association.
“Eric Guerra would make a great member of the Assembly,” said Sacramento Mayor Darrell Steinberg. “He is smart, hard-working with the right values and experience to represent the 10th Assembly District. He has my full support in this race.”
“Councilmember Eric Guerra has the experience, knowledge, and passion to effectively serve and deliver for our community,” said Sacramento City Councilmember Mai Vang. “We need a champion for working families who can hit the ground running for South Sacramento. As a daughter of Hmong refugees and someone who has worked closely with Eric on the City Council, I know he possesses the skills, determination, and grit to fight for communities often left behind. Eric will build bridges and lead progressive change we need in the Assembly.”
He graduated from Sac State with a Bachelor of Science in Electrical and Electronic Engineering and a Master of Public Policy and Administration.
“I have known and worked with Eric Guerra for many years, and I have always been impressed by his personal story, as well as his commitment to community and the people he represents,” Chet Hewitt, who serves as the President/CEO at the Sierra Health Foundation said. “I offer my personal support because I am confident that he will be an effective voice for everyone when elected to the Assembly.”