The two State Assembly candidates vying to represent Elk Grove and the rest of the newly created Assembly District 9 will hold campaign events in Elk Grove within a couple days of each other later this month.
Tony Amador, , will hold a celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month on Sept. 20 at Lent Ranch, 10551 W Stockton Blvd.
Richard Pan, who currently serves in the assembly in another area, will host a community barbecue on Sept. 22 at the home of Gil and Kay Albiani, 10221 Sheldon Rd.
Amador's event will be a private reception and fundraiser with tickets costing $35 a person, while the Pan event will be free and open to the public.
The Amador event will also feature former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin, who served under President George W. Bush; a separate, $100-per-person and $175-per-couple hors d'oeuvres reception will feature Richard Loa, founding chairman of United Republicans for America. The event will feature a silent auction and "homemade, authentic Hispanic food" will be served.
Pan's event will feature swimming and a bounce house for kids, and other candidates like congressional hopeful Ami Bera, current Elk Grove Mayor Jim Cooper, City Council Member Gary Davis and Assembly District 8 Candidate Ken Cooley are expected to attend.
Tony Amador - Celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month
Thursday, Sept. 20
6 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. - hors d'oeuvres and United Republicans for America founding chairman Richard Loa - $100 per person, $175 per couple
6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. - $35 per person dinner featuring former U.S. Treasurer Rosario Marin and assembly candidate Tony Amador
10551 W Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA 95757
Richard Pan - Community Barbecue
Saturday, Sept. 22
Noon to 3 p.m.
The home of Gil and Kay Albiani
10221 Sheldon Rd.
Elk Grove, CA 95624