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Elk Grove Election Guide 2012: Mayor's Race

Six candidates are running for mayor in Elk Grove this November.

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This November, Elk Grove residents will do something historic: They will directly elect a mayor for the first time in the city's history. 

The position will serve a two-year term and will have one vote on the city council and will be able to make all appointments to boards and commissions (though the full council must still approve them). Candidates for the seat are: 

  • Jerry Braxmeyer, the owner of a law business and an Elk Grove native.
  • Gary Davis, a council member since 2006.
  • Greg Higley, who owns an Elk Grove UPS store.
  • LaWanna Montgomery, the owner and founder of Reach Learning Center, an after-school and tutoring business.
  • Sophia Scherman, who has served on the city council since the city incorporated in 2000.
  • Lynn Wheat, a registered nurse and frequent participant at council meetings.

The candidates met at an election forum in September sponsored by ElkGroveNews.net, Elk Grove Patch and The Sacramento Bee. A live blog from that forum is here, and the full video can be viewed here.

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