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Two New Members, Two Incumbents Sworn-in to Elk Grove City Council


December 10, 2014 |

In a crowd not seen since its incorporation in 2000, the city council chambers at the Elk Grove City Hall were overflowing with well-wishers tonight for the swearing-in ceremony of four Elk Grove City Council Members.


The four taking the oath were incumbent members Mayor Gary Davis and Pat Hume, both of whom were reelected unopposed. Also taking their oath were District 4 City Council Member Steve Ly, who was elected to a four-year term, and Darren Suen, who was appointed to the two-year term to fill the District 1 vacancy created upon former Elk Grove City Council Member Jim Cooper, who was elected to the Ninth District of the California State Assembly.

The ceremony also acknowledged the service of Cooper the other outgoing council member, District 4 Council member Bob Trigg. Davis thanked Trigg for stepping into the district’s vacancy two years ago and noted his long service to the community as a council member and previously as the Elk Grove Unified School District’s superintendent.

“You served us well, “ Davis said.

The council also honored Cooper, who was the last original council member from the city’s 2000 incorporation. In that seminal election, Cooper came in first place in the 20-plus candidate field and as such, was Elk Grove’s first mayor.

Noting his ascension to the Assembly and several projects in the city’s near future, Cooper quipped he was a little jealous and said there are great things ahead for the city.

“Tonight is a little bittersweet,” Cooper noted. “I love Elk Grove, it is an awesome place.” 

Steve Ly was sworn-in by five people including student
Kashia Jensen and former EGUSD Superintendant Dave Gordon. 

Darren Suen takes his oath from his wife Denise.




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